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Editorials

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 1, 2016
  • Editorial: Finding won’t change minds

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Republican of Springfield (Mass.), and was originally published on May 27.

    Hillary Clinton’s decision to set up a private email server — and a private email account — on which she conducted all of her official business as Secretary of State was unwise in the extreme. That, boiled down, was the finding of the State Department’s inspector general.

    And now? Cue up the old recordings.

  • The ultimate sacrifice

    On days like today, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives for our country in the wars fought on our behalf. But we should also remember those who lost loved ones.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Mar. 27, 2016
  • Thumbs May 27, 2016

    MAKING ITS MARK

  • Editorial: Get your kid to read

    Summer vacation is almost here. But there’s a downside to the nearly three-month summer break that students are about to begin.

    It’s called the summer slide, a well-documented phenomenon where students lose reading proficiency during the summer months. It happens because so many students abandon books during the summer in favor of television, sports, X-box and other things. 

    The decline in reading proficiency is a serious problem, one that parents and everyone else who cares about children should be aware of.  There is a simple solution.

  • A work of Art: Going extremely high tech

    Just when I thought it was safe to close the chapter on the topic of homeless mendicants in the Meadow City, I received a report that I once thought would happen only in the movies.

    And though I’ve admitted in at least two previous columns that I’m one of the biggest offenders with my enabling, sympathizing, empathizing, mealy-mouthing, dollar-giving manner, it’s possible that I’ll come across today as being critical of those who camp near restaurant entrances an gas station to beg for money.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 22, 2016
  • Editorial : Give teens an opportunity this summer

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Minot (North Dakota) Daily News  and was originally published on May 16.

    It’s not a groundbreaking observation to point out that many businesses are very much in need of good employees...

  • Editorial Roundup - May 22, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Greeley Tribune on the state Supreme Court’s decision on fracking (May 9):
    Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court weighed in on one of Colorado’s most contentious and long-running questions. Do local governments have the right to ban oil and gas drilling?

    Anyone who’s spent much time in Greeley could have predicted the answer. No, the court said, communities such as Fort Collins and Longmont cannot ban or indefinitely delay drilling and hydraulic fracturing.