Editorials

Democrats’ policies have Trump rocketing toward re-election

The past week has provided plenty of proof that beating Donald Trump in 2020 is going to be a lot harder than the Democrats (and their cheerleaders in the media and Hollywood) would like to believe. Let’s start with his rally in Orlando last Tuesday. That was the official announcement of ...

Court ruling clouds joint police ventures

Police officers crossing municipal boundaries to assist officers of a neighboring or nearby jurisdiction who are in need of help due to some emergency is nothing new. That has been happening as long as people can remember. Assistance doesn’t generally entail routine police patrols unless ...

The LWCF should be high on the agenda

No federal program protecting natural areas and assisting local and state recreation projects has had the reach and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thousands of individual initiatives— some possibly affecting you and your family directly — have been assisted by the ...

Ocasio-Cortez should be aware of word association

Give U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credit for one thing: She is highly intelligent — enough so to understand entirely how most people interpret the term, “concentration camp.” Ocasio-Cortez, a frequent critic of U.S. immigration policy, posted this on Twitter a few days ago: ...

Advantage: Donald Trump

The past week has provided plenty of proof that beating Donald Trump in 2020 is going to be a lot harder than the Democrats (and their cheerleaders in the media and Hollywood) would like to believe. Let’s start with his rally in Orlando Tuesday night. That was the official announcement of ...

There are still some good people left in the world

There is plenty of bad news and there are plenty of truly bad people for those of us in journalism to tell you about. Occasionally, really good people surface, however. You ought to know about them, too. You may never have heard of Rodney Smith Jr., of Huntsville, Ala. Lots of other people ...

Being an advocate for cancer research should not disqualify Biden

When could anyone have expected that being a champion in the battle against cancer would be a political liability? It will be, if some of his opponents for the Democratic Party nomination for president have their way. While vice president, Biden had called for more research into cancer. ...

US, Mexico need to work together to solve immigration problem

Mexico’s still relatively new leader, who took office only in December, had seemed even before this month to be attempting to do more to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border into the United States. But U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on some imports from ...

Juneteenth is a day worth celebrating

New holidays and special observances are a dime a dozen. Sometimes, it seems we have too many. But one gaining popularity is well worth noting — and celebrating by each and every American. It is Juneteenth, to be observed today. It is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United ...

Counties should get say in whether VGTs are permitted within them

When we’ve brought up gambling and the risks associated with it to the surrounding communities before, we’re sure some of you wondered what the big deal was — after all, the nearest casino is in the Harrisburg-Hershey region, far enough away from the Juniata Valley, right? But, as we ...