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Cal Thomas: The state is not God

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Anyone looking for another reason not to leave life-and-death issues to the state need look no further than the conflict between the British government...

George Will: Fixing the ‘rotting carcass’ tax code

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WASHINGTON — Cynics are said to be people who are prematurely disappointed about the future. Such dyspepsia is encouraged by watching Republicans struggle to...

Chris Erskine: Mother Ocean leaves me sunny

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Dear beach friends,Great trip. Trust everybody got home OK. It was a long and challenging drive, particularly with sunburned legs against leather seats. Till...

John M. Crisp: George Washington vs. Donald Trump

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Americans are fond of rankings. We even rank our presidents. An internet search reveals dozens of presidential rankings by historians and news organizations. The...

Carl Leubsdorf: Trump is giving political inexperience a bad name

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One of Barack Obama’s principal arguments in seeking the presidency was that his stance as an outsider uninvolved in past Washington battles would enable...

Christine M. Flowers: Don’t paint all Trump backers as idiots and fools

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It is apparently de rigeur to make fun of President Donald Trump supporters these days. It is not enough to go after the Great...

George Will: A measure to rein in Medicaid’s ‘mission gallop’

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WASHINGTON — Were it not for the provision that Pat Toomey, the Pennsylvania Republican, put into the Senate’s proposed health care reform, this legislation...

Opinion: Missile Blocking the Dear Leader

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The North Korean Dearest Leader — or whatever they’re calling the new one — can’t lob a nuke onto the U.S. mainland.Yet.But he can...

Setting the record straight on union membership

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Recently a guest columnist, Luke Ladan, with the Center for Union Facts, submitted an article, published in The Lima News.Iit appears that the author...

Opinion: Say ‘no’ to FirstEnergy nuclear subsidy

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FirstEnergy claims that Ohio’s economy is threatened by the loss of nuclear power plants. That claim turns economic reality on its head and is...