Gary Franks: America is in an unconventional war
Wars come in many forms.
Holy Cow! History: Ready, set, surrender! History’s shortest war
Wars can drag on forever. History tells of the Hundred Years’ War, the Eighty Years’ War and the Thirty Years’ War. The 2001-2014 Afghanistan War is considered America’s longest conflict.
Michael Graham: N.H. rep says quiet part out loud
“Shut up,” he said.
Sherrod Brown: Launching 2023 summer manufacturing camps
Every summer for 11 years, my office has partnered with local companies and organizations across Ohio to host summer manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders. This summer, we will host at least 36 camps across 26 counties.
Bjorn Lomborg: Vaccines, a stunning success with room for improvement
Vaccination is one of the true wonders of humanity, having saved more lives than any other medical invention and providing population-level control of diseases that once ran rampant. Yet, we often fail to appreciate how fundamentally they have changed human life for the better.
Jonathan Bydlak: Raise the debt ceiling, but cut spending, too
What will happen with the debt ceiling is the most significant political story of the last few months. President Biden demands that Republicans acquiesce to a “clean” debt limit increase. At the same time, Republicans seek lower spending to address the worsening national debt.
Karen Dolan: Raise the debt ceiling, and invest in America
The United States is fast approaching the debt ceiling, an arbitrary and arcane cap on how much the government can borrow to pay its bills. If the ceiling doesn’t get lifted periodically, the country defaults and catastrophe follows.
David Williams: The sun is setting on costly net metering policies
Solar net metering, a system that forces utilities to pay more for rooftop solar energy (the “retail” rate of electricity) versus the typical wholesale price they pay for all other electricity, has failed.
Lori Borgman: Step away from the fridge and nobody gets hurt
A reader named Alice emailed, saying her grandchildren seem to think they are the “Food Expiration Date Police.” They go through her fridge and try to throw away expired food.
David Trinko: Mountain of memories in the old newsroom
I strolled through my memories while walking in the old Lima News building on Elida Road for the last time earlier this week.