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.
Michael Reagan: America’s biggest threat was not Jan. 6
What was the biggest threat to America in the last seven years?
Dr. Jessica Johnson: Foreman biopic a knockout
“Nothing ever came easy. Every day was a fight.”
John Grindrod: Mixing some blissful ignorance with some Florida sunshine
Nowadays, many place a premium on knowing information immediately. Waiting for the morning print newspaper to slap the concrete of the front porch for so very many would surely be an anachronism if they still digested information thusly. Instead, so many these days rely on social-media platforms to deliver the news they need to know in as little as an hour after there’s a story to tell.
Reghan Winkler: How to handle a credit data breach
A recent data breach has affected individuals in our area. Local consumers have been receiving a letter from NationsBenefits, LLC providing detailed information about a recent data breach and the steps taken to address the issue.