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Editorials

Let us erect statues of those truly worthy of honor

We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...

GOP has work to do to earn pivotal black vote

Some polls in recent weeks have provided an encouraging picture for President Donald Trump of strengthening support among black voters. I like these kinds of reports. But I wonder how much of reality they are really capturing. The Wall Street Journal, for instance, reports on new polling ...

Impeachment makes us wonder who is really subverting election process

It is a virtually foregone conclusion that the House of Representatives — Democrats in it, that is — will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. When that happens, it will go down as the most transparently political impeachment in history. Not a single Republican in the House is ...

The move to find innocent people in prison

Among the most powerful people in the justice system are prosecutors and the judges to whom they present their cases. The way our system is set up, judges must rely on whatever facts a prosecutor puts forth inside their courtroom. It is the prosecutor who weighs the evidence police have ...

We are saddened by passing of former state Sen. J. Doyle Corman

We are saddened at the news announced Sunday night that former state Sen. J. Doyle Corman — the father of current state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman — has passed away at the age of 87. Corman, who, like his son, represented Mifflin and Juniata counties as part of his senatoral ...

Leaders of Roman Catholic Church continue to prove difficult to trust

Sometimes it seems every pledge of reform by the Roman Catholic Church is matched by one —or more — reports of outrageous behavior. A permissive policy toward predator priests who molested children appears to have characterized church policy for decades, not just in the United States but ...

Make sure when heating home to do so safely

Temperatures have reached the point where most of us can no longer deny that winter is coming. With the change of seasons comes an increase in the need to heat our homes — and fire departments are warning residents there is also an increased need for caution. One popular way to keep warm ...

Environmentalists should focus on world’s biggest polluter – China

U. N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this week asked “Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” He was addressing representatives from nearly 200 nations, gathered in Spain for a meeting on climate ...

Democrats have made it clear they have no interest in being fair to Trump

Expect a new round of impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives to be more of the same made-for-politics show that has occurred already. Some Americans may have expected that, with the work of Rep. Adam Schiff’s House intelligence committee finished, matters would move to a vote ...

Stigma attached to two-year colleges is unwarranted

We don’t get it. Really. Apparently, according to The Associated Press, there is some sort of stigma attached to those who attend two-year colleges. As the AP reported, a Perrysburg, Ohio, college president decided to do something about the stigma. Steve Robinson, of Owens Community ...