Editorials

Make Mother’s Day very special

Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 104 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers. Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we’d call a “stay-at-home mom” nowadays. They cooked and ...

We must keep eyes on Iran

Former President Barack Obama and his aides were very good at one thing — painting the nation into corners. They did it with health care, their campaign against coal and affordable electricity, and their deal with Iran. Irreparable damage was done in every case. It remains for President ...

Be Best program deserves a chance

First lady Melania Trump has an excellent idea with her “Be Best” campaign to help children. Too bad so many in the media, after listening to her unveil it Monday, focused most of their reporting on her relationship with her husband, President Donald Trump. It is true. Approximately half ...

Remember those who protect us

Fighting crime can be dangerous work for the more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. On average, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, one officer is killed somewhere in the United States every 58 hours. And, in 2016, 58,627 officers ...

‘Useful idiots’ are behind damage

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a valid point in a speech delivered in Berlin last week, on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Marx, Juncker said, “isn’t responsible for all the atrocity his alleged heirs have to answer for.” Perhaps not. Marx, an icon ...

Haspel deserves a fair chance

To her credit, Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to head the CIA, offered last week to withdraw from contention. Reportedly, White House officials, no doubt with Trump’s knowledge, told her she retains the president’s confidence. Good. Haspel spent much of her career at the ...

Make your voice heard on Tuesday

Tuesday is the primary election in Jefferson County, and the county board of elections is predicting less than one out of three registered voters will cast ballots. It is an important election to determine who will win party nominations for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, governor, ...

Officers who saved woman are heroes

With the rescue of a woman from a burning house on Pleasant Heights April 26, two Steubenville Police officers and a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy displayed the highest example of what law enforcers are. In the early-morning hours of April 26, City Police Patrolmen Matt Smarella and ...

Millitary must clean up its act

Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. But the number of armed service members reporting they were retaliated against for filing sexual ...

Special Olympics a chance to shine

More than 200 competitors will converge on Harding Stadium Saturday, and Tri-State Area residents are welcome to be on hand to cheer them on. The annual Ohio Area 9 Special Olympics Qualifier event officially gets under way at 10 a.m. at the track facility next to the stadium. It will be a ...