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History will condemn Trump

The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s invocation of emergency executive power to build a wall on the southern border, “Trump’s power grab to build his pet wall violates the separation of...

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‘Nobody cares’ about the deficit

After winning election in 2010, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, co-founder with Jim Jordan of the deeply conservative House Freedom Caucus, regularly issued scathing critiques of heavy government spending and excessive deficits. In 2015, the South Carolina Republican blasted the...

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Commentary: Scaring off Amazon will backfire for the left

Amazon announcing it will not put one of its new North America headquarters in New York City is the latest in a bad run of events that raise the possibility that progressives have overplayed their hand. While progressives may be newly energized after electoral success...

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Analysis: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too

Analysis: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too

WASHINGTON (AP) — The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded. But to clinch the deal that congressional leaders hope to...

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Newsday: Trump must be part of solutions

Newsday: Trump must be part of solutions

America didn’t need to hear from President Donald Trump Tuesday night to understand the state of the union. It’s uneasy, and will be for a while. That was underscored in his address to Congress, as Trump veered from traditional calls for high aspirations...

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Editorial: An imperfect solution to Lima residency queries

Editorial: An imperfect solution to Lima residency queries

Home is where your heart is. But is that enough to decide where you actually live? When given the chance to decide that, Lima council took an end-around last week. Essentially, it decided that home is where the city’s law director says home is. But even...

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SAY WHAT? Portman calls Pelosi ‘childish’

SAY WHAT? Portman calls Pelosi ‘childish’

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said it was “childish” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to refuse to allow President Donald Trump from appearing next week in the U.S. House to deliver the annual State-of-the-Union message. The California Democrat told Trump Wednesday...

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Sherrod Brown: Trump talks like an idiot

Sherrod Brown: Trump talks like an idiot

During his tour last week of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was asked how he would respond to attacks from President Trump. The Ohio Democrat didn’t shrink. The president “talks like an idiot,” Brown said. “And...

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COLUMNS

Cheryl Parson: Looking for love online requires some skepticism

Cheryl Parson: Looking for love online requires some skepticism

In an article about online dating on Psychology Today’s website, the author says, “Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest love is a fundamental human need.” So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that, with the...

Legal-Ease: Caring for adult children with special needs

Legal-Ease: Caring for adult children with special needs

Many people have children with special needs such as Down syndrome, developmental disabilities and even autism at the more extreme ends of that spectrum. As minors, our children with special needs can be legally cared for very similarly to the way we care for minors...

Robert Latta: Blocking pro-life legislation shameful

Robert Latta: Blocking pro-life legislation shameful

It’s not often that I’m surprised by statements made by elected officials. In Congress and around the country, I understand that Americans are a diverse group of people with strong opinions on issues from taxation to foreign policy to our immigration...

Ken Pollitz: Twins run in our family

Ken Pollitz: Twins run in our family

Odds were certainly not in our favor. There would be hundreds of entries all vying for coveted prizes, trophies or gift certificates. Our submission was, I thought, expressive and creative, though most certainly humble in presentation. The backdrop was a sky blue...

Lori Borgman: Cracks in the anti-aging creams

Lori Borgman: Cracks in the anti-aging creams

I want my money back. Even more than wanting my money back, I want to quit getting sucked in. I was leafing through a magazine and saw a full-page ad for a moisturizer claiming it yielded better results than similar expensive creams costing $200, $300 and $400....

Raul Ascunce: Distressed wife, and now so is her dining room

Raul Ascunce: Distressed wife, and now so is her dining room

Husbands and wives don’t always agree. (Insert a big fat “duh” here.) Usually the disagreements are small domestic issues about credit card balances, position of the toilet seat, leaving lights on, closing drawers all the way, putting bras in the...

Christine Flowers: For this one sentence, Trump earns praise

Christine Flowers: For this one sentence, Trump earns praise

I have been a lukewarm supporter at best of President Trump, and many conservatives have been angered by my occasional criticism. In some cases, as when I marched myself down to the airport to protest his Muslim ban, I’ve been a vocal critic. In others, as when...

John Grindrod: Valentine’s Day, that mysterious day of love

John Grindrod: Valentine’s Day, that mysterious day of love

While I’m suspicious of that other holiday celebrating love, Sweetest Day, that almost always catches me unaware in the middle of October — a day, I believe, that’s a concoction of the confectionary, floral and greeting card folks to boost their...

Chris Erskine: Now we’re really cooking (sort of)

Chris Erskine: Now we’re really cooking (sort of)

Bought something new at the grocery store the other day: orange chicken, heat and serve. It tasted like compromise and defeat. I quickly dubbed it “Agent Orange chicken,” for it was redolent of the darkest days of chemical warfare. To complicate matters, I...

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Snow Heroes: A saint named ‘Buddy’

Snow Heroes: A saint named ‘Buddy’

I left Lima in 1956, joined the Navy then settled in New Jersey. I stay close to my brother, Buddy King, of Elida. We phone each other three or four times a week, twice a day if it’s a good TV sports day. I also subscribe to The Lima News. Being three years...

Letter: A birthday I won’t forget

Letter: A birthday I won’t forget

I was celebrating my birthday this month at the Beer Barrel on Market Street. A friend and I were having lunch when a lady unknown to us approached me and wished me a happy birthday. When I requested our bill I was told that a lady not only had paid it but also sent...

Letter: Answers are in his back yard

Letter: Answers are in his back yard

I read Monday in The Lima News, “Why so much unrest in Europe?” Mike Pompeo leaves Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe where he will raise concerns and promote Democracy and rule of law to counter Beijing and Moscow’s efforts to pull European...

Letter: Time to pay for tax cut

Letter: Time to pay for tax cut

“The Republicans, supposedly the green-eyeshade party that Americans trust to handle the economy, are at best a pack of incompetents and at worst a gang of swindlers. Their landmark tax overhaul, supposedly the pinnacle of their efforts, is an incoherent and...

Letter: Special people help program

Letter: Special people help program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio celebrated its Bigs, volunteers and specific donors with an Appreciation Dinner held on Feb. 7th at Old Barn Out Back, along with a motivating talk about volunteerism by Jacque Daley-Perrin, president, Mercy Health...

Letter: Lesson of the Dust Bowl

Letter: Lesson of the Dust Bowl

On Feb. 2nd, Maya Fischoff published a short and sensible letter sounding the alarm about man-made global warming. In the comments section Eugene Holmes responded as follows: “Yes, and the dust bowl of the 1930s was the result of greenhouse gasses as well. Oh,...

Letter: Babies deserve right to life

Letter: Babies deserve right to life

I hope that I wasn’t the only one to watch in shock and dismay the spectacle in the New York assembly recently. Our country is moving further and further away from life and liberty to “the pursuit of happiness” at the expense of innocent lives. I...

Letter: Work together to save Lake Erie

Letter: Work together to save Lake Erie

On Feb. 26 citizens of Toledo are going to vote on whether they be allowed to sue farmers for the water coming off of their farms going into Lake Erie. This matter should be resolved in another manner other than voting against one another. Farmers live under strict...

Letter: America fine without socialism

Letter: America fine without socialism

This new generation of liberals will make or break this nation with how they respond to the political tide. This fascination with socialism is nothing new. Socialism was introduced into the classroom in increments dating as far back as the early 1900’s. We do...

Letter: Trump better be ready to handle Dem snakes

Letter: Trump better be ready to handle Dem snakes

Democrat ideals and goals are on display. They told us what they were going to do. Now they are here. You failed to listen. Now we pay the price. The Democrats are on the side of murdering the fetus even up to the moment of birth and after, as those Democrats in New...