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Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: What respectable American patriot doesn’t want all these TV hosts/anchors to “put a sock in it.” The intelligence of the average American is insulted by their irrational ridicule of the president. Most Americans are “fetched up” proper, taught to mind our “P’s and ...

Hardly ‘affordable’ health insurance

Editorial

A measure of the dishonesty with which the so-called Affordable Care Act was adopted during former President Barack Obama’s administration can be seen in legislation Congress is considering now to replace the ACA — Obamacare, as it has come to be known. Throughout the country, insurance ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to whomever is responsible for failing to clear the trees and bushes along state Route 11 so drivers can see the signs along the roadway. SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of Chester’s street department for not using the street sweeper to clean the ...

Give people job training that works

Editorial

President Donald Trump has become an enthusiastic proponent of using apprenticeships to provide people with on-the-job career training. He is right on target in that, as long as federal bureaucrats do not choke the life out of the idea. Billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on job ...

Punishing internet bullies, killers

Editorial

No doubt a Massachusetts judge’s ruling recently will be debated heavily. It may be appealed to a higher court. But it is another step in reminding people that using the internet to harm others can have consequences. The judge ruled that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III, ...

Helping babies born addicted

Editorial

It is not just because of a general concern for babies born addicted to opioids that three members of Congress from West Virginia and four from Ohio are taking leadership roles in an attempt to help the little ones. Our states have been hit very hard by that tragedy within the scourge of ...

Slowing down

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Woe, woe unto those who receive a photo violation for speeding. There will be no hope of a reprieve, mercy nor clemency at the rebuttal hearing if you decide to waste your time. This is spoken from experience. Recently I received a citation and filed a rebuttal and appeared ...

Business tax idea absurd

Editorial

So desperate have some members of Congress become to allow government to continue growing that they are promoting ideas that could kill the very source of federal revenue, the U.S. economy. It had been taken for granted for generations that penalizing businesses for spending money to grow ...

The law IS the law

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: If the speed limit is 50 miles per hour and a person is driving at 51 mph that person is breaking the law. If the speed limit on a city street is 25 miles per hour and the car going down that street is traveling at 26, it is in violation of the law. This is the same law, the same ...

Rethink the proposed new import tax

Editorial

It is no wonder so many U.S. companies have moved operations overseas, taking jobs with them. Corporate tax rates here are draconian in comparison with much of the rest of the world. So reform is in order. But part of a proposal to do that bears objective scrutiny to avoid a “reform” that ...