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Meetings ¯ The Washington county Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Washington County Public Library lower-level meeting room. The speaker will be Deb Root Shell presenting the “Civil War Rolls of Honor Part Two.” She will have copies of her ...

Right’s real problem with Fauci

Donald Trump is no longer president. COVID-19 is no longer the threat it was. And Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, is back to more routine briefings on vaccination rates and such. So why does Fauci remain so much in the news? Because the Trump camp can’t stop ...

Trillions for domestic spending, not a cent more for defense

Joe Biden isn’t known for his austerity, except when it comes to the nation’s defense. As part of his welcome emphasis on competition with China, the president cajoled reluctant European countries at the G-7 summit into releasing a statement critical of China, on top of the announcement of ...

In pursuit of wisdom

In an era of political correctness, virtue signaling and woke-ness, wisdom is in such short supply that when discovered it stands out like a beacon in a storm. Wisdom should not be equated with information, of which we have plenty, though information is less informative than it is directive ...

Our cybersecurity in a cyberwarfare age

The Department of Homeland Security has declared the United States has 16 “critical infrastructure sectors.” Translated, that means these enterprises are crucial to a safe and orderly society. The sectors include: food and agriculture, water, medical and health care, energy, transportation, ...

Manchin, Byrd and Arc of Justice

Much depends upon Sen. Joe Manchin III, the man stuck in the middle of a deeply divided 50-50 Senate. The West Virginia Democrat opposes the Voting Rights Act; he’s the only one in his caucus to break ranks. Manchin faces a major arc of color bending toward justice. Tell him, please, this ...