Editorials

Trump should continue to give North Korea no benefit of the doubt

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have been jubilant about his deal with President Donald Trump, reached earlier this summer during their meeting in Singapore. Kim may have believed that, in exchange for mere promises, he had gained Trump’s unqualified trust. That would have fit ...

For Ohio State University, is winning what matters most?

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer will lose about $725,000 as a result of the suspensions he has served and will serve. If that seems like a lot, consider that it is less than one-tenth what Meyer is expected to be paid this year. Is the punishment for what Meyer did — or, ...

Dispute between casinos, lottery over boundaries was inevitable

Pennsylvania casinos are not real keen on the state’s new iLottery program. They filed a complaint with the Revenue Department last week, arguing that the internet-based games simulate slot machines and casino-style gambling in violation of state law. The owners of seven casinos in the ...

The left’s long war against free speech of conservatives

In the competition of ideas, you can’t win the game if you’re not on the playing field. That’s why Silicon Valley bigwigs’ stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn’t just rankle. It reeks. Equal access to social media is not just about sharing ...

By agreeing to only one debate, Wolf is shortchanging Pennsylvanians

As it stands now, the public debating between Gov. Tom Wolf and his challenger, Scott Wagner, will be limited to an Oct. 1, 45-minute discussion at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry dinner in Phoenix. There is not even any assurance that TV stations wanting to cover the ...

Political arena needs more people like John McCain

As August turns to September, those seeking or hoping to retain political office invariably ratchet up the attacks on their opponents, often by releasing campaign ads or making statements to the media that are carefully crafted so you only hear what they want you to hear, intentionally ...

Eyes on Moscow after attempted hacking at DNC

No doubt many eyes are on Moscow after the revelation this week that an attempt to hack into the Democrat National Committee’s computers was thwarted. Coming two years after Russian hackers stole information from the DNC database, the new attempted electronic B&E does raise questions ...

Taking time to honor 100th anniversary of end of WWI would be appropriate

After hearing of the estimated cost — $92 million — of a parade he proposed to showcase America’s military, President Donald Trump wisely called the event off. As he noted, that much money could do much good if spent on defense hardware. Trump suggested the parade in Washington, D.C., ...

Arrest of Iranian operatives in US leaves questions in need of answers

Even as Iranian leaders were seeking Americans’ trust over nuclear weapons, they may have been plotting violence in this country. Two Iranians, Ahmadreza Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, have been arrested by the FBI. Both are U.S. residents. The two are accused of spying on Jewish groups ...

Nothing should be more important than safeguarding our children

Pope Francis took precisely the correct attitude in his letter responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Released Monday, the missive admitted that too many in the Roman Catholic church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned ...