Editorials

President Donald Trump has a misplaced view of his standing with American farmers. During a speech last week to a farmers convention in Tennessee, Trump boasted bizarrely, “Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege.” He should ask a farmer about NAFTA...
Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint, Mich., two years ago this month, following a preventable spike of lead in the city’s water supply. In that time, the city has made significant strides — thanks to an influx of funds from the state and federal government — and for the most...
While no one can predict what the new year will bring, it will certainly see its share of strange news. As long as there are humans to make laws, there will be humans to break laws. In the course of any year, newspapers get complaints about the stories they choose to publish. Readers want more...
As recently as 2011, members of Congress were worried about America’s “increasing reliance on hostile countries for energy.” Now, there’s a lesson in how quickly things change. In less than a decade, the nation’s energy situation has been altered so dramatically as to be unrecognizable. Not long...
It would seem that the people of Orange are willing to invest in the future of their children. They have approved spending serious money to determine the best way to modernize the facilities used to educate the 330 students in grades 3 through 6. That might mean renovating and expanding the...
In an apparent effort to demonstrate his mental stability, President Donald Trump on Tuesday allowed reporters to document a 50-minute, impromptu negotiating session over immigration with congressional Democrats and Republicans. To his credit, the president remained largely coherent as he sparked...
An executive order to reduce and discourage regulations would stimulate economic activity, spurring investment and jobs. That was the message of a Gazette editorial in January 2017, after President Donald Trump signed an order that said, “For every one new regulation issued, at least two prior...
Fortunately, more cities are honoring the will of the people than not. So far, most municipalities that have considered the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries have agreed to permit them. The pieces are coming together for seriously ill Floridians interested in seeking relief from medical...
In the annals of President Donald Trump’s odd dealings with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, give Trump credit for making a straightforward decision to defy Putin by supplying arms to Ukraine. The State Department says the U.S. will provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities” to protect...
Sometimes the American public will surprise you with its common sense. Consider the findings of a Pew Research Center poll published this month: More than half of Americans simply don’t care whether they’re greeted in stores and businesses with “Merry Christmas” or a more generic “Happy Holidays”...

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