Editorials

Thank you, moms

Mother’s Day is Sunday. If this is news to you, then our suggestion would be to quickly figure out a way to honor your mother that day. But if your mother is like so many others out there, you’re lucky — even if she is no longer with us. Mothers are the very best of us. They do so ...

Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk

To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific programs, like in Pennsylvania, where senior citizen programs benefit, those profits enable states to avoid tapping general fund budgets for that ...

Barr was right to refuse what Nadler proposed

Congressional hearings often have far less to do with getting information than with giving lawmakers public platforms on which to advance their own interests. Witness the number of times celebrities rather than genuine experts are called to testify. They draw more attention from the ...

Remember the names of heroes, not murderers

Let us hope the name of the man who shot two people to death and wounded two others at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte fades quickly from the public’s consciousness. If notoriety was part of his goal, it ought to be denied to him. Riley Howell should be remembered. When ...

Murder charges for opioid dealers in Pennsylvania? Why not?

There are 20 states that now have so-called “drug-induced homicide” laws that carry the same sentences as murder and manslaughter when someone dies from opioids dealt to them. Pennsylvania should become number 21, in our view. In the past year in Pennsylvania, there have been 19,000 ...

Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tells about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Method of choosing governor, lieutenant governor has passed its prime

Imagine being elected President of the United States. Think of all the responsibility you would now shoulder. It would be vital to have people you know and trust around you to help you do your job to the best of your ability, right? In federal elections, because of the importance of the ...

Biden launches his campaign for the White House with lies

We can all agree with Joe Biden that “we are in a battle for the soul of this nation.” Biden’s video announcing his presidential candidacy provides the best raw material we could ask for regarding how he sees this battle. In this opening salvo of his campaign, Biden serves up as his ...