Our Opinion

Our Opinion: We honor them

One hundred years ago yesterday, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Our Opinion: Please care enough to pay attention

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people — apparently. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not watched in shock, fear, and anger as ...

Our Opinion: Study underscores natural gas is an energy powerhouse

The latest study by an independent, market-based think tank regarding the natural gas industry is instructive. The study showed natural gas is eight times more efficient than wind and 16 times more efficient than solar energy. It showed that over a 30-year period, $1 million invested in the ...

Our Opinion: Believe it or not, your vote counts

No doubt you will be going to the polls Tuesday if you are a registered voter who has not yet cast a ballot through one of the early voting systems. Right? You understand how important this year’s general election is, regardless of where you live, of course. So you will be voting, ...

Our Opinion: Vote Republicans in a sweep

We have a feeling Scott Wagner — the Republican candidate for governor — is the right man for Warren County. The first candidate to be elected to the State Senate by a write-in campaign in 2013, Wagner has vowed to support the industry that has put us on the map. He and his running mate ...

Our Opinion: Rhetoric on top of rhetoric

Someone tried to send a bomb to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but it was intercepted by the Secret Service, it was revealed Wednesday. The Secret Service also was looking into what may have been an explosive sent to former President Barack Obama. Police in New York was ...

Our Opinion: A rock and a hard place to enter

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

Our Opinion: Standard practice

Someone tried to send a bomb to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but it was intercepted by the Secret Service, it was revealed Wednesday. The Secret Service also was looking into what may have been an explosive sent to former President Barack Obama. Police in New York was ...

Our Opinion: Be prepared

We commend Superintendent Amy Stewart and the Warren County School District for, well, preparing for the worst. We know that sounds bad, but it’s reality. There may have a time long ago when schools were some of the safest places on Earth. We now know that’s not the case. On Tuesday, ...

Our Opinion: Good for Casuccio

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing ...

Our Opinion: There will be consequences

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Our Opinion: Every stunt they could

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was ...

Our Opinion: ‘We was robbed!’

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against ...

Our Opinion: Someone like Nikki Haley

Some in the White House are not especially fond of Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who became this country’s ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. Still, there is evidence Trump himself understood her great value to Americans. Haley revealed this ...

Our Opinion: Breathing life

Some things go without saying. We’ve come across many a story in which a person, a family, loses their car in an accident, or loses their home in a fire, but everyone ended up okay; everyone got out of the house. We breathe a sigh of relief. We can replace material possessions, but we ...

Our Opinion: Political hijinks

Pennsylvania has the largest full-time Legislature in the nation. That means it’s larger than the ones that serve California, Texas, Florida and New York state. That should be all you need to know about a multi-year effort to shrink the number of state lawmakers in Pennsylvania. The ...

Our Opinion: The sooner the better

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Our Opinion: Understanding — not a bad thing

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That ...

Our Opinion: Unless… If… And… Or but

Unless the FBI uncovers facts to back up allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, members of the U.S. Senate should vote to confirm him. The situation is that simple. Senate Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh have perfected the art of the moving target. First, they insisted ...

Our Opinion: Get the message

Forget the paper trail once relied upon by investigators. As the near-continual parade of politicians, celebrities and athletes accused of misbehavior — often long ago — reminds us, it’s the electronic trail that matters these days. And, in contrast to paper documents that can be ...