Editorials

State lawmakers need to start acting in best interests of hunters and anglers

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is making drastic cuts in its operation and support of hunters statewide because it doesn’t have the money to fulfill its role. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is headed in the same direction. Why? The Pennsylvania Legislature. Despite the ...

McMaster is great choice as Trump’s new national security adviser

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, named by President Donald Trump to be his new national security adviser, has been described as “a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker.” That is precisely what the nation needs. McMaster replaces Gen. Mike Flynn, who lost his job because ...

Another year, another awe-inspiring job done at THON

It never ceases to amaze us each year when we see the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, more commonly known as THON. The annual event, which raises money for the pediatric cancer fighting Four Diamonds, is amazing in two ways. It’s amazing that this fundraiser comes through with ...

Trump’s treatment of Pence needs to improve for the sake of the nation

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

EJHS football compromise is hardly a perfect solution

The Solomon-like decision handed down by the Juniata County School District Board of Directors on Thursday regarding the future of football in the county — in which the cooperative agreement between East Juniata and Midd-West high schools will be continued for just one more season — is ...

Congress, Trump should work to reduce regulations on smaller banks

Apparently Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen feels more at liberty now to do the right thing. No wonder. She has a conservative Congress to back her up — and a president unlikely to veto its actions. On Tuesday, Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. One of her key ...

It’s no wonder many in military have little faith in civilian leadership

When U.S. military helicopters were sent to Afghanistan to aid in the battle against terrorists there, many of their mechanics stayed behind in this country. Men and women accustomed to servicing the aircraft and with a very real stake in doing it well — their comrades in arms fly the ...

Newspapers like ours work hard to earn your trust

In this age where the term “fake news” is part of popular culture and the president of the United States regularly questions the integrity of journalists and the organizations for which they work, it’s pretty easy to lump all media members together as just a bunch of people who are ...

Pakistan needs to be a top priority for Trump’s foreign relations

It may be that the most critical foreign relations problem facing President Donald Trump, at least in the short term, is not Russia or China. It is Pakistan, which for years has been enabling terrorist groups in Afghanistan and thus, the rest of the world. During testimony before the Senate ...

Lawsuit against Trump are definition of bureaucracy run wild

On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump issued an order that requires federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they establish. It was in keeping with his pledge to reduce the cost and intrusiveness of government. Now, two organizations and a labor union have filed a lawsuit ...