Editorials

28 accusers, 30 years of inaction by Hollywood

When you hear, Lights, camera, action, the use of the word "action" typically means that something is going to start happening. Nearly 30 years later, many are wondering why Hollywood failed to take action against Harvey Weinstein. Entertainers are eager to point out the alleged moral failings ...

Giving terminally ill patients ‘right to try’ is just common sense

Imagine for a moment you are terminally ill and along comes news of a new development that may save or at least drastically improve your life. Sounds great, right? But you would have been out of luck unless you were able to take part in a clinical trial because the treatment hadn’t yet ...

Why did it take so long for someone to speak out about Weinstein?

As the floodgates opened for a tidal wave of sexual assault allegations against former movie magnate Harvey Weinstein this week, quite a few in the entertainment industry have some explaining to do. It appears that Weinstein’s sexual predation was an open secret among many in Hollywood and ...

Penguins handled difficult situation with class, grace lacking in society

Given the way sports and politics have intersected recently, the traditional visit to the White House by the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday had many scrutinizing every word and action from the players, coaches and ownership both leading up to and during the event for any ...

It is never too late to correct Obama’s energy mistakes

It is unfortunate for the nation as a whole, not just for energy-producing states, that former President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity is being ended after years in which it was pursued with attack-dog tenacity and yes, viciousness. Better late than never, ...

Trump should use orders to help until Congress can make progress

President Trump is expected to issue an executive order this week providing at least some relief from skyrocketing health insurance premiums that resulted from the Affordable Care Act. While the ACA — Obamacare — granted millions of Americans either free insurance through Medicaid or ...

Pompeo: Spies on the ground are better than tech

It has been clear for some time that U.S. intelligence agencies need an overhaul. Too much reliance has been placed on technology, with old-fashioned human spying taking a back seat. On Wednesday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that is about to change. More intelligence agents will be sent ...

Register to vote in November’s election

This November, the election will have a profound local impact, deciding who will serve as members of local school boards, in a wide range of county offices and who will be township supervisors and borough council members. These people have a direct influence on our daily lives because they ...

CHIP funding should be extended using ‘clean’ bill only

Few members of Congress seem to disagree that federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program should be continued. It serves an estimated 8.9 million youngsters whose parents have moderate incomes, but not low enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage. A bipartisan bill extending ...

Making hateful generalizations does no good for anyone

A CBS television network attorney, Hayley Getfman-Gold, had this to say, via social media, about the massacre at a country-western music concert in Las Vegas: “I’m actually not even sympathetic (because) country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” CBS promptly and properly ...