Editorial: Dual enrollment programs benefit students and parents

What if parents discovered a way to lower college costs, ease their child through college in less time, and still ensure the highest quality of education? We hope you’re sitting down for this - it exists. It’s called “dual enrollment” and it’s available now. High school students can enroll in college classes, knocking time off their…

Editorial: Coal subsidies don't make sense

Conservatives who objected to subsidies for green energy - such as the Solyndra money-pit - should object just as strenuously to subsidies for the coal industry, now that President Trump is in office. The principle is the same - let the markets decide. No energy industry should be subsidized by taxpayers - not solar, not oil and gas, and not coal.

Editorial: We need a new approach to opioid crisis

President Trump’s approach to the opioid crisis is a pain-inducing amalgam of things that have already been tried. We need a new approach, and it should begin by rethinking the failed war on drugs. Trump is correct, though, that opioid abuse is “a tremendous problem in our country.” Drug overdose is now the No. 1 cause of accidental death.

Editorial: Unemployment rate is a misleading number

There’s some good news hidden deep inside an already positive jobs report this week. The U.S. economy created 2009,000 jobs in July - and just as significantly, the labor force participation rate ticked up from 62.8 percent to 62.9 percent. That’s the percentage of Americans of working age who are employed. The Labor Department’s official

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