Editorial

Macron’s science may not be solid

Strange, isn’t it, that radical environmentalists have such a two-sided view of conflicts of interest? When climate change research happens to be funded even in part by industry and turns out to ratchet down the near-panic over global warming, it is labeled as bunk. That happens even when the ...

Admit mistake, rescind AMT

Congress seldom admits to making mistakes, unless lawmakers learn they can squeeze a few extra dollars out of taxpayers by doing so. That, in a nutshell, explains the alternative minimum tax regulations. So absurd is the AMT that the House of Representatives, in its tax reform bill, ...

Be fair on student loan forgiveness

If you take out a loan to buy a car that turns out to be a lemon, do you stop making payments to the bank? Some do, deciding their vehicles were such bad deals that letting the lender repossess them may be the best way out of a bad situation. Understandably, the bank wants its money. The car ...

Rebuilding Navy critical

Uppermost in the minds of the fewer than two dozen men who were special guests in solemn ceremonies last Thursday in Hawaii probably were comrades in arms who are with us no longer. The men were among the few survivors of the 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor who were able to attend ceremonies on the ...

Ending predation by the powerful

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) resigned on Thursday. He was following U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ lead. Conyers (D-Mich.) “retired” earlier in the week. So, the two members of Congress in the news recently for sexual harassment have left. Problem solved? Hardly. The problem is not two ...

Learn from Pearl Harbor generation

Many of those who were witnesses to Dec. 7, 1941, are gone now. Certainly those who were old enough to fight after the attack on Pearl Harbor are leaving us quickly. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 550,000 of the 16 million Americans who fought in World War ...

FDR’s words on Pearl Harbor remain powerful

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 76 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Limiting free speech bans it

You may have seen anti-abortion displays similar to that which Students for Life planned to erect on Miami University’s Hamilton, Ohio, campus earlier this year. They feature a number of crosses, with signs explaining each one represents a baby aborted during a specified amount of ...

Concern on debt is long overdue

Many members of Congress who have opposed tax relief as approved by both houses of Congress insist their concern is increasing the national debt. How reassuring that lawmakers are worried about that — finally. It is estimated that during the next decade, the tax cuts will increase the ...

Not amused by comedian

Comedian Kathy Griffin is feeling persecuted. Too bad. She has no one but herself to blame. Too many entertainers seem to have forgotten that people pay well to see, watch and listen to performances they consider, well, entertaining. In Griffin’s case, some people thought for years she was ...