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Is economic equality a moral imperative?

October 19, 2015 Apparently, federal officials who hand states millions of dollars for charter schools do not pay much attention to what is going on with charter schools in those states. more »»

Roses&Thorns

October 18, 2015 Roses for Salem's football program. It's been a long time coming. The Quakers were unbeaten heading into Friday's game — this was written prior — against Alliance. more »»

First Lady’s girl power, Taliban do not mix

October 16, 2015 Earlier this week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Sometimes, getting ‘tough’ on criminals makes good sense

October 15, 2015 Rejecting all “get tough on crime” initiatives makes no more sense than locking up everyone who breaks the law, no matter how minor their offense. more »»

Other side of body cameras on cops

October 14, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and often... more »»

Be leery of talks with the Taliban

October 13, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, "Death to America. more »»

Hillary’s views? Which way is wind blowing?

October 12, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

No way to fully eliminate collateral damage

October 11, 2015 Methods of hitting specific, sometimes small, targets with bombs, rockets and artillery fire have improved dramatically during the past several years. more »»

New massacre, another charade

October 11, 2015 There's the cycle of poverty. There's the cycle of violence. And then there's the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. more »»

American suites for Gitmo terrorists? Hell no!

October 11, 2015 Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. more »»

Armed citizens, common sense gun control

October 11, 2015 Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. more »»

Don’t stifle new entrepreneurs

October 10, 2015 Ohio should not join big cities elsewhere in stifling entrepreneurs, not to mention thousands of state residents who want to earn a few bucks occasionally. more »»

Putin just doing what he said he would

October 9, 2015 Annoyance registered by U.S. officials at Russian military activity in Syria reminds us of one of many famous lines from the movie “Casablanc. more »»

$71M charter school grant raises questions

October 8, 2015 Federal officials who awarded Ohio $71 million to expand charter schools said they spotted “no weaknesses” in the state’s application for the money. Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear . more »»

Sure, Secret Service will hold officials accountable for leak

October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. While GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says he'll pay his own way until such time as he wins nominat

October 6, 2015 As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. more »»

Obama priorities askew

October 4, 2015 Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has been described as the world's only super-power. But like a retired heavyweight boxing champion, we don't scare many people these days. more »»

Boehner post will be challenging to fill

October 2, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Recycling totals can be troubling

September 30, 2015 The message of reduce, reuse and recycle doesn't seem to be getting through to American households. The U.S. more »»

Good reasons to get a flu shot

September 28, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there's no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

 
 

 

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