Editorials

America needs more people like Nancy Reagan

It's a shame in our current political environment that it takes the death of a prominent figure for people to acknowledge contributions from those of a different viewpoint or party.It happened recently with the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It happened again this past weekend ...

FEMA grant money rules show government lacks common sense

Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings' front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day's work. That could be one explanation for the lack of said quality shown regularly in Washington.Consider this ...

FEMA fiasco is latest reason many distrust federal government

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's former chief security officer knew two people he hired in 2011 had criminal backgrounds, an inspector general's report has revealed. Once others in FEMA found out, the two were fired.What about the official who hired them? FEMA will say only that he - ...

Hillary taking full advantage of primary rules written in her favor

Democrat Party leaders have enjoyed the Republican Party's presidential nominating chaos simply because it empowers the candidate they already have decreed will represent them - Hillary Clinton.They can do that because while the GOP's nominating process leaves it up to voters to choose the ...

Divided GOP is easier for Trump to conquer

Super Tuesday has come and gone with the polarizing Donald Trump, once again, winning more states than anyone else. Trump also has a sizeable, but not insurmountable, lead in delegates as a result of his continued success.Because of this latest strong showing by Trump, most of the other ...

Supreme Court battle is about blue and red, not black and white

The fight over whether President Barack Obama should appoint a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (the Constitution says he can) and whether the Republican-majority Senate should refuse to consider whomever that person is (the Constitution is a bit more ambiguous ...

Moving up primary could make Pa. ‘Keystone State’ of Super Tuesday

Every time there's a presidential election, Pennsylvania seems to be on the small list of so-called "battleground states" - those that could reasonably be won by either party.It is for that reason that this fall many aspects of our daily lives will be inundated with advertising for those ...

Our military allies must be able to rely on America for support

If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. We would insist on learning whether our soldiers had been supported properly and what was being done to strike back at those responsible for the massacre.Between 180 and ...

Obama acting more king-like than ever in his final year in office

Americans have to endure less than a year more of Barack Obama's imperial presidency, but he seems determined to make the time pass painfully.Just a few weeks ago, his White House spokesman said that regardless of the Supreme Court order that the Environmental Protection Agency delay ...

Sports are about more than sports

Stop and think for a moment about how many lessons you've learned in your life. It's probably a number too high to count.Now, how many of those were learned in settings other than a classroom? We'd venture a guess that it's a pretty significant percentage.So when we hear people try to say that ...