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Approve stopgap road funding bill

May 22, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Stop cheats from claiming tax credit

May 20, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

Delay costly energy costs

May 18, 2014 Ohio's mandate that utilities obtain much of the electricity they sell from "alternative" sources already has cost consumers millions of dollars needlessly. more »»

Remember that today is Armed Forces Day

May 17, 2014 Today is a day of recognition that often flies under our special days/holidays radar. Especially with Memorial Day beckoning followed by Flag Day, Father’s Day and the big bang of July 4t. more »»

Our government breaks own rules

May 16, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

Protecting slanted science in the EPA

May 14, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. No, it does not. more »»

Orange barrels mean drive carefully

May 13, 2014 Orange barrels are starting to pop up around the area as the summer road construction season begins. more »»


May 11, 2014 Thorns to the know-it-alls who were spreading rumor, hyperbole, exaggeration — call it what you want including sheer b.s. — Thursday afternoon over the Facebook threat made to a SHS student. more »»

Give vets credit for experience

May 7, 2014 Veterans of the armed services often take off their uniforms and attempt to step into civilian life with the knowledge they have learned valuable skills while in the military. more »»

Keep bikers safe during spring rides

May 6, 2014 Bikers are dusting off and tuning up their motorcycles as warmer weather finally has arrived. more »»


May 5, 2014 Roses for letter carriers across the nation collecting food for needy families. The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be conducted this Saturda. more »»

Ruling example of changing moods

May 1, 2014 The issue of using race as a factor in college admissions has been a factor in the national discussion of civil rights since the integration of school districts was ordered by the court in the 1950. more »»

Once again, IRS caught in pockets

April 30, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration's now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

New secrecy limits threaten liberty

April 29, 2014 It is understandable that the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»


April 27, 2014 Thorns for the revelation by the Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration of a local business being cited multiple times for safety and health violation. more »»

Playing politics with pipeline

April 23, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»


April 20, 2014 Roses, well, today let’s make it Easter lilies for all the groups sponsoring egg hunts and related activities. Salem Realife Church has created a template for staging such events on a grand scale. more »»

Perhaps Germans can educate on our climate

April 17, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — was held recently in Berli. more »»

Stabber doesn’t fit teen killer mold

April 16, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»

Charter school rules needed

April 15, 2014 Charter schools, with some taxpayer assistance, are excellent alternatives to public education in some place. more »»



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