Editorials

After three nights of searing criticism aimed at President Trump and numerous testimonials about his personal character, Joe Biden took center stage at his Democratic National Convention on Thursday night in an enviable and yet…

It’s worth wondering what the impact might have been had the Senate Intelligence Committee’s final report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election appeared six months ago, before the report of special counsel Robert S.…

President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Obama-era rules that reduce the amount of methane that escapes from natural gas plants and pipelines is perplexing even for someone as erratic as the president. Most big oil…

We use it to conduct business, stay connected and informed, do schoolwork, pay bills and, yes, occasionally entertain ourselves. There’s no avoiding it: Use of the Internet is no longer a luxury but rather a…

In a massive mural endorsing President Donald Trump the relatively small abbreviations “WP” and “STK” were included. White Power. Shoot To Kill. Or, as some maintain, Save The Kids. Either way, both send ominous messages.…

The University of Notre Dame recently pulled out of hosting the first presidential debate, scheduled for Sept. 29, citing “constraints” brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. It was the second school to pull the plug;…

Whether to proceed with college and professional sports in the pandemic should be a fairly straightforward question. The risks of our activities have to be judged against their necessity, and given that no single season…

We have every confidence the U.S. Postal Service will deliver come Election Day.  And as voters, we can help ensure the process will run smoothly by voting early so our absentee ballots don’t overwhelm the…

Missourians on Tuesday spoke their minds on Medicaid expansion. More than 53% of those who went to the polls endorsed it. We urge lawmakers to accept that as the will of the people and move…

Small towns often get a bad rap because they don’t appear to be the “bargain” that some people assume them to be. The tradeoff to doing without big museums and parks, airports, athletic stadiums and…