Editorial

Expanded probe would be good

After it was revealed the Justice Department has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head an investigation into alleged contact between Russian officials and President Donald Trump’s associates, some in the media and politics expressed concern. Pointing to some ...

No more concessions for North Korea

North Korean officials have done the predictable. They are insisting that before there can be any talk of reining in their nuclear weapons and missile development programs, the regime must be granted new concessions by the United States and other countries. Specifically, Pyongyang wants a ...

Eradicate terrorist network

President Donald Trump often is criticized for his shoot-from-the-hip style. Not infrequently, his sometimes harsh tone is looked down upon. But he had it exactly right earlier this week. Trump, on Monday, was speaking in the hours after a suicide bomber killed 22 other people and wounded ...

Let Turkey know we have rules

U.S. relations with Turkey are among the knotty foreign policy challenges President Donald Trump faces. The country is an important ally against both Islamic terrorists and Russia. But even in such a critical relationship, there are lines that U.S. officials cannot allow Turkey to cross. One ...

Some pushers no better than killers

Occasionally, we call on prosecutors and judges to punish certain criminals harshly. Because suggesting someone go to prison for a long time is a very serious thing, we usually explain why we believe lengthy sentences are appropriate. Not this time. There really is no need to explain why a ...

Preventing future malware attacks in U.S.

Which of government’s protective functions is more important: safeguarding us against computer hackers or detecting and stopping the next terrorist plot or, perhaps, slowing down a rogue nation’s missile or nuclear program? As more and more global extortionists demand money in exchange ...

Community and technical colleges

Among college graduates throughout West Virginia this spring are thousands who were in and out of higher education in two years. They earned degrees and certificates at community and technical colleges, which seem to be growing in popularity. Why is that? Simply because more potential college ...

What passes for justice these days

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, released from prison Wednesday under a clemency order signed by former President Barack Obama, will be eligible for various benefits including military health care, at least for a time, the Army has revealed. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted ...

Considering the source

Consider the source, Mr. President. Then just say no. That may be the best advice President Donald Trump could get regarding a letter sent to him by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Blankenship spent a year in prison after being convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine ...

Troubling questions about suicide

The thought of an 8-year-old child committing suicide is so awful most people probably do not want to even think about it. But it happened earlier this year in Cincinnati, and the circumstances dictate that we do think about it. On Jan. 26, little Gabriel Taye went to the bathroom in his home ...