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Independence Day continues to echo 240 years later

July 4, 2016 “The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. more »»

Alzheimer’s impact is devastating

July 4, 2016 Alzheimer's disease knows not from accomplishments. It claims the minds of those it affects and, eventually, it claims their lives. more »»

America in debt up to our eyeballs

July 2, 2016 Just how independent are Americans financially this Independence Day weekend? Not very. By the time President Barack Obama leaves office, the official national debt will have topped $20 trillion. more »»

Democrats’ stunt was pure politics

June 30, 2016 Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political “sit-in” demonstration they staged over gun control last wek. more »»

Congress supposed to make U.S. laws

June 29, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Federal judges check Obama’s royal decrees

June 28, 2016 LTike a toddler throwing a tantrum because mom and dad didn’t let him have his way, President Barack Obama lashed out last week over a federal judge’s ruling. more »»


June 26, 2016 Roses for a recent act of honesty by an area man who found a bank bag among items which recently blew out of a truck on East State Street. more »»

Was the Orlando killer a so-called ‘lone wolf’?

June 23, 2016 In Omar Mateen’s twisted mind, he was an “Islamic soldier” whose self-professed loyalty to the Islamic State terrorist group was more important than any moral compunctions he might have had about... more »»

Preventing terror here: Easy answers won’t solve much

June 22, 2016 In the rush to do something about people like Omar Mateen, mistakes are going to be made. more »»

World must redouble fight against extremists

June 21, 2016 Iraqi forces had nearly driven Islamic State terrorists out of the key city of Fallujah during the weekend. more »»

Tolerance not shared by all

June 20, 2016 We Americans debate matters such as whether people who believe biology is not really the determinant of gender should use certain restrooms. more »»

More of the same is not appealing

June 19, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»

Community care for disabled the right way

June 18, 2016 Providing government services for developmentally disabled people in community settings rather than institutions is not a new idea. more »»

Be outraged by judge’s short rape sentence

June 17, 2016 "That doesn't happen here," many local residents may have thought after hearing of the slap on the wrist former Stanford University athlete Brock Turner received from a California judge. more »»

Zero tolerance needed for the GOP convention

June 15, 2016 Thuggery directed at supporters of presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump seems to be ramping u. more »»

Today we salute the red,white and blue

June 14, 2016 It doesn't have the summer calendar clout like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day which often turn into three-day festive holiday. more »»

Cornered, Islamic State could be even more dangerous

June 13, 2016 In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification. more »»

Regulation of marijuana in Ohio would be critical

June 11, 2016 Like other states, Ohio got it wrong in regulating drugs intended to ease the pain of accident victims and those suffering from certain illnesses. more »»


June 11, 2016 Roses, to city Auditor Betty Brothers and her staff, Melissa Hiner and Mickey Cope Weaver, who volunteered their time to recently paint the Banquet in Salem dining room on the third floor of the... more »»

What about Hillary’s character, voters?

June 10, 2016 Hillary Clinton has become the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee for president. Primary elections Tuesday reinforced that she is over the top. Challenger Sen. more »»



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