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Jihad on U.S. troops is not a ‘circumstance’

July 26, 2015 Four U.S. Marines, barred from carrying weapons at naval training facilities despite explicit ISIS threats against our military, are dead in Tennessee. more »»

Hillary’s Glass-Steagall mistake

July 26, 2015 Hillary Clinton recently noted that too many of America's major financial institutions are still too complex and too risky, and she promised to offer plans to rein in excessive risks on Wall Street. more »»

Planned Parenthood investigation warranted

July 25, 2015 Planned Parenthood officials have cried foul over an expose by an anti-abortion group. more »»

Hillary’s Glass-Steagall mistake

July 24, 2015 Hillary Clinton recently noted that too many of America's major financial institutions are still too complex and too risky, and she promised to offer plans to rein in excessive risks on Wall Street. more »»

Congress must decide on drug trafficking penalty

July 21, 2015 Law enforcement officers and officials, along with the prosecutors and judges who deal with those they arrest, should discriminate against people only on the basis of the crimes they commi. more »»


July 19, 2015 Roses for the Crestview-Columbiana ADAPT Leadership Team. That fine organization sponsored the fifth annual Family Fest at Columbiana’s Firestone Park last Saturday. more »»

Miners Protection Act deserves to be enacted

July 18, 2015 Tens of thousands of retired coal miners in West Virginia and Ohio rely on a pension program perilously near to insolvency. Fortunately, there is a way to save it, if only temporarily. more »»

U.S. could follow Greece into chaos

July 17, 2015 No doubt many Greeks are upset with their prime minister this week, after he agreed to tax increases and entitlement cuts needed to keep the country’s economy from going belly-up. more »»

How low can Army go? Enough to save costly toys

July 16, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,”?Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Hackers got away with data on 22M federal employees

July 15, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Cosby revelations are disappointing

July 14, 2015 The latest revelations about Bill Cosby really changed little except to cause some people who were on the fence to fall more squarely into the anti-Cosby cam. more »»

State should fund racino promises

July 13, 2015 No one thought it through before making lofty promises of funding to communities like Austintown that now are home to six Ohio racino. more »»


July 12, 2015 Roses to the stranger picking up the meal tab for a Vietnam veteran whom he had just met at a local restaurant. ?Nice gestur. more »»

Don’t stall on charter schools

July 11, 2015 Ohio lawmakers did little to refute criticism from those who view the Buckeye State's regulation of charter schools as a bit of a joke when House of Representatives members simply headed home and... more »»

Those who can afford it should pay

July 10, 2015 Simply handing someone a health insurance policy free of charge, even if they could afford to pay a little for it out of their own pocket, makes no sens. more »»

Amending Ohio Constitution should not be restricted

July 9, 2015 Ohio legislators are right to be concerned about a proposal to legalize marijuana. As the proposed constitutional amendment is written, it would make legal drug lords out of a few investors. more »»

Youngstown schools CEO plan worth it

July 8, 2015 The Youngstown City School District has been failing in areas of academic achievement for far too long, and the time is right for the state Legislature to adopt a plan to move the district in a new... more »»

VA offical who blew whistle on long waits retiring

July 7, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

EPA continues to grab power

July 6, 2015 Situations in which the Environmental Protection Agency harasses Americans, often individuals and small business owners, are numerou. more »»

Ohio right on renewables

July 5, 2015 Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy sources such as wind or sola. more »»



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