Editorial

Olympics more than just games

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...

Release papers on JFK assassination

Despite conclusive debunking of most of the conspiracy theories regarding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, many Americans believe our government has not told us everything. It hasn’t. At all levels, federal officials insist the basic facts are established: Lee Harvey ...

Safeguarding rights of all

Freedom of speech, guaranteed to Americans, is one thing. Using it as an excuse to trample other rights — or even, as is seen with upsetting frequency, to strangle the free speech rights of those with whom one disagrees — is quite another. Ohio University officials deserve praise for ...

Bringing new jobs to W.Va.

No single action or campaign by the state Legislature will bring businesses rushing to West Virginia, bearing new jobs for state residents. But every little bit helps, and there is evidence one of lawmakers’ priorities is bearing fruit. For years, the state was labeled a “judicial ...

Send more military assets to islands

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is right in calling for deployment of more military resources to aid the hurricane-ravaged islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the recommendation Monday, as more information was becoming available ...

Hurricane not only problem for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria was the most devastating storm to hit Puerto Rico in decades, perhaps as much as a century. It will take years and an enormous amount of federal aid to help the island recover. Because it is a U.S. territory, that assistance is merited. But Puerto Rico had been hit by another ...

Advantages to inland plants

For years, those in the energy industry viewed the Gulf Coast as a natural location for manufacturing and processing plants linked to their business. Some gas from our area is piped south to the Gulf, for that reason. But events during the past few weeks — specifically, two major hurricanes ...

Aid victims of earthquake in Mexico

At least 230 people were killed by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Tuesday. In the hardest-hit areas, rescue workers and volunteers continue to dig frantically in the rubble, hoping to find survivors. What happened to Mexico makes the toll from hurricanes that have swept ...

Focusing U.N. on Venezuela

President Donald Trump has been accused of using hyperbole too freely. But his speech to the United Nations Tuesday did not fall into that category. Sadly, he merely presented the facts. “The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing,” Trump told U.N. delegates. That ...

Constitution requires defending

So free and, in general, prosperous are we Americans that we sometimes take our blessings as a nation for granted. We should not. They are based on something of a miracle — our Constitution. Constitution Day is both a time for us to marvel at what our nation’s Founders did for us and to ...