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Editorials

  • We aren’t serious about the debt

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    We Americans should just ‘fess up and admit it ­­— that, despite platitudes to the contrary we as a nation are no longer serious about the national debt.

    On what do we base this observation? Well, consider the reaction to President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal.

    Headlines struck a common chord: Trump’s “Taxpayer First” budget would hammer everything and everyone imaginable — except the Pentagon.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 23, 2017

    THUMBS UP! TRAGEDY AVERTED

  • ‘Poor’ Eric Trump

    By Connie Schultz, professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism, author and wife of Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

    Recently, the president’s second-eldest son went on national television and dropped all pretense of what we knew had never happened anyway.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 21, 2017
  • Drug prices should be lower — in theory

    This editorial was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 9.

    One issue where most Americans — 76 percent of them — find common ground is the high price of prescription drugs.

    President Donald Trump campaigned on the issue and since his inauguration repeatedly has promised to bring drug prices down. Most Democrats and many Republicans in Congress agree. So why has nothing happened?

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 16, 2017

    THUMBS UP! FEEDING THEM WELL
    To counteract a chronic problem of hunger among Las Vegans, the East and West Las Vegas school districts have   begun to offer nutritious meals — breakfast and lunch. The meals are free. And better yet, the schools offer low-cost meals for adults as well. The cost for these meals is $3.75. The Las Vegas City Schools’ program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the state Children, Youth and Families Department sponsors the program for West.

    THUMBS UP! A STRONG RIVALRY

  • Trump is not Hitler

    This editorial was recently published in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Adolf Hitler.

    While perusing social media for news tips on a daily basis, we see a lot of nonsensical things. Many of them are political in nature. Most recently, photos of Adolf Hitler beside President Trump have caught our attention.

    “Fascism has come to America!” one meme proclaims.

    “Heil Trump!” blasts another one, referencing the Nazi salute “Heil Hitler!”

  • Fracking a tough choice in Maryland

    This editorial was published by Capital News Service on June 2.

    Allegany and Garrett, Maryland’s two westernmost counties, tend to be lumped together as “Mountain Maryland,” their problems similar, their prospects equally muddled.

    But the two counties’ economic issues — and their approaches to solving them — differ starkly.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 9, 2017

    THUMBS UP! PUTTING HIGHLANDS ON MAP
    Even though the Highlands University Vatos failed to earn the big prize in the rugby national championships last week, they can still hold their heads high in light of their fifth-place finish in Chester, Pa. Let’s not forget that the team, organized by former engineering professor Dick Greene, took two previous national championships only recently. The Vatos have performed extremely well against more established and more experienced Rugby teams. We look forward to much more exciting play in the future.

  • Remember Tamir Rice?

    By Connie Schultz

    Well, that’s it then.

    That’s it for Tamir Rice.

    Finally, 2.5 years after the 12-year-old black boy was shot dead in a city park in Cleveland ­— we know the fate of the two white police officers involved in his death.

    On Tuesday, Cleveland police announced that Timothy Loehmann, the officer who pulled the trigger within seconds of his arrival, has been fired. Not for killing Tamir. That wasn’t even mentioned. He was fired for lying on his job application with Cleveland police.