Editorials

HUD’s approach: Verify once, then trust forever

Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn't have two dimes to rub together. Your low family income qualified you easily for government-subsidized housing.Then both of you worked hard and moved up. Regular pay raises boosted your income. ...

Obama wants to give you a choice … of anything but coal power

President Barack Obama "is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use," The Associated Press reported Monday.Not really. What Obama is doing is more of the old shell game on electricity prices - part of his continuing attempt to conceal the true cost of ...

State GOP budget offer leaves much yet to be done

Even if a proposal offered Wednesday by Pennsylvania legislative Republicans is the deadlock-breaker in the commonwealth's 2015-16 budget-preparation exercise, it is premature for state residents to feel a sense of relief.Remaining is the question of what source or sources will provide the ...

‘Doughboys’ deserve to have their memorial done right

Frank Buckles is smiling. And, reunited in the hereafter with his fellow doughboys, he may well be telling them, "See, fellas!?I told you they wouldn't forget us!"Let's hope Buckles keeps smiling as the dream he pursued for so many years - a national memorial to America's World War I service ...

Add Turkey to list of nations with reason not to trust the United States

President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America's allies one more reason to distrust us.On Monday, the Pentagon revealed U.S. Patriot missiles are being withdrawn from Turkey. The pullout is because the Syrian ...

Good kids deserve better than bad coaches

Before most Little League games - in both baseball and softball - the Little League pledge is recited. During this nearly 60-year-old pregame tradition players and coaches, among other things, say "I will play fair and strive to win, but win or lose, I will always do my best."Unfortunately, at ...

What do insiders know about Hillary Clinton that we don’t yet?

Rumors last week that former Vice President Al Gore was considering another run for the White House said something about Hillary Clinton's candidacy - and it was not good.Gore, 67, narrowly lost the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. A substantial number of admirers have hoped since ...

Nuke deal with Iran will leave U.S. compromised

Iranian leaders may want to reconsider their "Death to America" philosophy. In some ways this country may be one of their best friends - at least under President Barack Obama.After all, we are volunteering to help defend the nuclear weapons program Iran claims it doesn't have against those who ...

Changes to Social Security, while unpopular, are needed to save it

Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. No wonder the system has been referred to as the third rail of politics - any president or member of Congress touching it dies ...