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Other side of body cameras on cops

October 14, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and often... more »»

Be leery of talks with the Taliban

October 13, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, "Death to America. more »»

Hillary’s views? Which way is wind blowing?

October 12, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

No way to fully eliminate collateral damage

October 11, 2015 Methods of hitting specific, sometimes small, targets with bombs, rockets and artillery fire have improved dramatically during the past several years. more »»

New massacre, another charade

October 11, 2015 There's the cycle of poverty. There's the cycle of violence. And then there's the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. more »»

American suites for Gitmo terrorists? Hell no!

October 11, 2015 Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. more »»

Armed citizens, common sense gun control

October 11, 2015 Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. more »»

Don’t stifle new entrepreneurs

October 10, 2015 Ohio should not join big cities elsewhere in stifling entrepreneurs, not to mention thousands of state residents who want to earn a few bucks occasionally. more »»

Putin just doing what he said he would

October 9, 2015 Annoyance registered by U.S. officials at Russian military activity in Syria reminds us of one of many famous lines from the movie “Casablanc. more »»

$71M charter school grant raises questions

October 8, 2015 Federal officials who awarded Ohio $71 million to expand charter schools said they spotted “no weaknesses” in the state’s application for the money. Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear . more »»

Sure, Secret Service will hold officials accountable for leak

October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. While GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says he'll pay his own way until such time as he wins nominat

October 6, 2015 As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. more »»

Obama priorities askew

October 4, 2015 Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has been described as the world's only super-power. But like a retired heavyweight boxing champion, we don't scare many people these days. more »»

Boehner post will be challenging to fill

October 2, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Recycling totals can be troubling

September 30, 2015 The message of reduce, reuse and recycle doesn't seem to be getting through to American households. The U.S. more »»

Good reasons to get a flu shot

September 28, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there's no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Americans should demand money back

September 25, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

State’s takeover of Youngstown schools makes good sense

September 23, 2015 Local school districts ought to be run by local boards of education who choose their own superintendents —most of the time. more »»

Leaders no longer loyal to Constitution

September 21, 2015 For more than two centuries, the Constitution has been the guarantor of our liberties as Americans. That has been possible only because our leaders, with rare exceptions, have been loyal to it. more »»

Monitoring needle exchange

September 20, 2015 Has it come to this? That drug addicts are to be furnished with syringes, courtesy of taxpayers? In some places — such as Ohio County in Western Virginia's northern panhandle — it has. more »»



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