Editorial

Ohio center of civility movement

Ohioans ought to feel honored in a way — but challenged in another — that two national organizations have made the state a key to campaigns for civility in politics. Both the Better Angels and National Institute for Civil Discourse groups are launching initiatives in the Buckeye State. ...

Keeping safe on the water

With summer in full swing, many people are taking a boat to the river or lake to enjoy a day on the water. But that relaxing day can turn tragic if the principles of safe boating aren’t remembered. In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,463 accidents involving 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries ...

Iraqis able to protect Mosul

Enormous challenges lie ahead in rebuilding Mosul, Iraq, after many months of occupation by Islamic terrorists. But liberation of the city last week spotlighted an incredibly important turning point in the war against murderous extremist groups. Once a city of 3 million people, Mosul was ...

Blame game no solution for West Virginia

West Virginia has made bottom of the list in yet another of those national rankings of states — this time CNBC’s Top States for Business. Ranking last in the nation has become a regular occurrence, and one most Mountain State residents know does not reflect the reality of doing business in ...

Moving forward on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to table a health care reform bill was a matter of simple mathematics. With Democrats solid against the measure and a few Republicans joining them, McConnell (R-Ky.) simply did not have the votes to pass the bill. But the setback has merely ...

DC’s spending control needs to be a priority

Talk among the politicians in Washington often seems to focus on why the government needs to spend more. If the justification is not national security, it probably will be health care. There seems to be precious little thought given to a serious, growing threat to both our welfare and ...

Justice should explain or pay his taxes

There are any number of good reasons why a taxpayer might argue with government about his or her bill. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice may be running out of them, however. Before the gubernatorial election last year, it was reported Justice’s companies owed taxes, fines and other bills ...

Solving Medicaid is critical

Health care reformers, not to mention tens of millions of other Americans who understand money does not grow on trees, are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. The rock is this: President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare takeover law encouraged states to expand the ...

Put taking care of business first

Most Americans have to stay at work until whatever tasks need to be completed are finished. The knowledge we have to do that makes us work harder and smarter. It makes our bosses schedule tasks realistically. That isn’t how life works on Capitol Hill. Regardless of how many critical issues ...

Ohio Opinion

The Canton Repository, July 11 Lawmakers from both political parties advocate for increased infrastructure spending to revive the American economy and rebuild cities both big and small. Though disagreement over how to pay for such improvements has blocked any serious legislation, one bill ...