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Virginia Hall: D-Day’s ‘forgotten’ woman

Last week’s observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day were focused on the troops and the architect of Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who freed Europe from Hitler and his Nazi hordes. One person — a woman — has not received the credit she deserves for her efforts with ...

Make plans public

Some Belmont village officials are concerned that members of the public are not aware of first responders’ plans to handle a major disaster. The issue came up during a village council meeting last week, when fire department Lt. Kaye Hall reported on a minor fire that happened on May 30 ...

Our toxic individualism and post-liberal dead end

The most bracing pieces are sometimes the least defensible. So it is with Sohrab Ahmari’s fusillade in the religious journal First Things against my National Review colleague David French that has occasioned a cataract of conservative commentary. Ahmari’s piece is part of the ...

Barr asking questions the media don’t want asked

“I’m amused,” Attorney General William Barr told CBS News’ Jan Crawford, “by these people who make a living by disclosing classified information, including the names of intelligence operatives, wringing their hands about whether I’m going to be responsible in protecting intelligence ...

Focus on Russians in 2020, not dossier from past

By erick erickson Creators Syndicate Having reviewed the Mueller report, I have concluded the Steele dossier is poisonous to both Republicans and Democrats. On the Democrat side, Bob Mueller shows quite clearly that neither Donald Trump nor anyone around Donald Trump coordinated with the ...

Mueller’s report, comments on investigation bizarre

In the end, by-the-book Robert Mueller departed wildly from the book. He invented an extraconstitutional legal standard for his obstruction investigation and acted, at best, in violation of the spirit of the special-counsel regulations. His departing act was a public statement meant to ...

Political parties suffer from slowness to adapt to voters

Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those inclined to celebrate representative democracy. The Founding Fathers famously didn’t like them yet found themselves forming them, not long after the First Congress assembled. This suggests something I have come to believe while ...

Perseverance is key to success in life

It isn’t about getting knocked down, it is about getting back up. I will never forget Thomas, a former high school soccer player I coached several years ago. Thomas’ skills were average. What made Thomas a starter by his senior year and an All- State player was his persistence. If you ...

Fathers need to be celebrated in June

Summer is on the horizon! The official day is June 21, but we also have a couple other occasions this month. Flag Day is June 14, and Father’s Day is June 16. The kids are out of school and families are planning activities and vacations during this summer break. This month we ...

Get procedure out of the shadows

By CONNIE SCHULTZ Creators Syndicate Joi and her husband wanted a baby. “We wanted to be pregnant in the worst way,” she says. For more than a decade, they tried. So many tests, and then more tests. Blood draws and injections. In 2002, it happened. They were expecting a daughter. ...

The flaw in trying to paint Biden as another Hillary Clinton

By JONAH GOLDBERG Creators Syndicate Is Joe Biden Hillary Clinton -- or George W. Bush? The first, most obvious and literal answer is, he’s neither. He’s Joe Biden, one of the most known and familiar personalities in American politics. Matt Continetti, editor of the Washington Free ...

Iowa sued over prohibition on Medicaid for gender surgery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new state law that prohibits the use of Medicaid funding for gender reassignment surgery. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill on May 3 that included language amending the state’s Civil ...

Starting summer off right this weekend

Five or six times when I was a teenager, I marched through the streets of Belmont on Memorial Day. Along with the rest of the Union Local High School Marching Band, I made my way from the grade school to the cemetery with a clarinet or a saxophone in my hands. We played patriotic tunes along ...

Senator salutes America’s fallen soldiers

I have read the newspapers and seen the movies written by people that will never understand what freedom actually costs. I lived it. I lived through the horror of walking into battle alongside my brother and walking out without him. I’ve heard the heart wrenching cries of those who ...

Remembering the sacrifices of America’s many heroes

A bullet pinged past the soldier’s ear as he crouched behind bushes near the front lines. A soldier near him suddenly lurched forward, letting out a horrible scream as he crumpled to the ground and died. All gave some, some gave all. On this Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ...

We can expect death, taxes and change

At a conference, pre-Shale Crescent, a few years ago the luncheon keynote speaker was a senior coal company executive. I will call him Mr. C. He opened with a question. “Are there any gas people here?” I was the only person who held up their hand. Mr. C pointed directly at me with fire ...

We must do more to strengthen economy

We have a strong economy today, thanks in part to the pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory relief Congress has put in place. Companies like Kroger in Cincinnati, Tremco in Cleveland, ProMedica in Toledo, and Wolf Metals in Columbus are creating jobs, raising wages and ...

Wanted: Stories of D-Day at home and abroad

On June 6, 1944, my dad was aboard a ship somewhere in the English Channel. Soon, he found himself climbing up a French beach under heavy enemy fire as part of Operation Overlord. Dad had a natural talent and ability for all things mechanical, and the U.S. Army had trained and assigned him to ...

One person’s trash is another’s feedstock

We just returned from a sales trip. For me this was fun. Sales isn’t about being slick, a fast talker or pushy. Successful in sales is being a trusted advisor helping clients or prospects. People’s time is valuable. I don’t believe in ever making a sales call unless I can bring ...

‘Democracy dollar’ giveaway would aid politicians

The progressive catechism teaches that there is “too much money” in politics. A codicil to this tenet, written in fine print, is that the term “money” does not apply to money from George Soros, government employees unions, private-sector unions, trial lawyers, Democratic-oriented ...