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Apr. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

America's survival at stake in elections

Several themes characterize modern American elections. Both parties are excessively optimistic about America's future, economic vigor and democratic ethic. Changes in leadership are enough to solve systemic crises. America's moral superiority and global prowess are self-evident, eternal and unquestionable truths.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Mark Caserta: Fundamental change must come from people

"We're approaching the end of a bloody century plagued by a terrible political invention - totalitarianism. Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous, but because democracy's enemies have refined their instruments of repression. Yet optimism is in order, because day by day democracy is proving itself to be a not-at-all-fragile flower."


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: Without action, jail situation won't improve

Ohio corrections officials have offered a cheap lease and legislators have amended state law as part of a plan to help Lawrence County, Ohio, officials out of a problem with its old county jail.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs up: Clergy play a role in battling drug addiction

There probably are very few churches in the Tri-State that have not been touched by drug abuse and addiction.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Diane W. Mufson: Conversion therapy unrealistic and damaging

For ages, society has been trying to change the functioning and attractions of individuals who identify as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). One way that such change has been attempted was through conversion therapy, sometimes known as reparative therapy.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Christians should fight against evil

Sadness, shock and unsettling feelings are increasing about the seeming trend and approval by too many for the unprovoked killing of Christians. Christian concern heightened this spring because of the massacre in Kenya of singled-out Christians at the university at Garrissa, and ISIS is making its position quite clear with the recent beheadings of several Christians.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

John Patrick Grace: God should occupy first place in your heart

Your religion, if you want to please God and prosper your soul, should not be a sideshow. It should be the main event.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Greater transparency of drug sales is warranted

A West Virginia lawsuit against 11 drug companies has raised a pertinent question about transparency surrounding the shipment of prescription painkillers to the state.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Little virtue left in US government

"Pride goeth before a fall" can be seen across the centuries. The governing bodies of power, knowledge and virtue have been ruled by pride for good and bad.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

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