Editorials

Celebrate those immigrants who do it the right way

Some people do it right. Today we speak of the 37 new American citizens who recently participated in a naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse in Williamsport. Each of them followed the legal path — not necessarily an easy path — to citizenship. During the ceremony, one of ...

Information needs to be released so drug companies can be punished

In 2012, after the addictive properties of opioid pain pills were known, drug companies shipped 12.6 billion of them to U.S. pharmacies. That works out to about 38 each for every man, woman and child in this country. No wonder drug companies involved in lawsuits over marketing of opioid ...

In this #MeToo era, how could Epstein have barely been punished?

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is among the sleaziest of perverts, if federal authorities are to be believed. Given his 2008 guilty plea to charges he had sex with minors in Florida, there is no reason to discount charges he faces now in New York. Outrage already has been expressed over the ...

Moon landing was a watershed moment in human history

The anniversary will actually be at 10:56 tonight. Half a century ago, parents were waking their children; partiers, night workers, even Major League Baseball came to a stop. We all tuned in to a late-night broadcast, to see something miraculous — something that could only happen once. It ...

Obama deported far more immigrants than Trump; where was outrage then?

Arresting, detaining and deporting illegal immigrants is outrageous, many leading Democrats maintain. Some have called for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be eliminated, in effect opening our borders to all comers. But where was the compassion for illegal immigrants during ...

Scorching heat brings increased risks

We are told by just about anyone whose job it is to predict weather that we will experience the hottest temperatures of the year so far this weekend, with the thermometer climbing into the mid-to-upper 90s and the heat index (how hot it feels outside) reaching triple digits during the ...

If baseball cares about its fans, it will mandate expanded stadium netting

Few sports, if any, are intertwined with history like baseball. Generation after generation, fans of America’s pastime enjoy not only debating the state of the game today, but arguing which era was baseball’s “golden age” and which stars of differing eras truly were the best of all ...

Lawmakers, Wolf must compromise on voting machines

State lawmakers recently passed a separate measure amid their budget votes that designates $90 million to pay for counties instituting new voting machines that have an auditable paper trail ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Given the state’s history of unfunded mandates inflicted on ...