Editorials

Babe Ruth regional tournament doesn’t happen without tireless work of many

As Mifflin County’s 15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team prepares for their trip west, we think it’s a good time to recognize those here in the east who, due to their passion and labor, made it possible for there to be a Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. If you visited Armagh Memorial ...

Release of abusers’ names is a good first step for local Catholic diocese

How many times have we heard — from the Jerry Sandusky case, to the Larry Nassar case, to countless other lesser-known cases of child sex abuse — that the only thing needed for the abuse to go on unchecked and undetected for months, years and decades is silence? The leadership of the ...

If Kim does not intend to keep his promises, sanctions must return

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful coexistence, it was reported this week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

How long should investigation go on if it has yet to find any collusion?

For more than a year, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, as has occurred previously in special counsel probes, Mueller and his staff have branched out. Wrongdoing not connected directly to the election has ...

Highway crews deserve better protection

Typical of Pennsylvania state lawmakers’ lack of urgency on many — if not most — issues, both houses of the Legislature scurried from the state Capitol for their summer recess without completing work on important legislation that should have been passed and signed into law this spring, ...

Until we can verify North Korea is changing, we cannot trust it is

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea this week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

New secretary needs to chase bad actors out of VA

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Improvements in Mexico could help stem rising tide of illegal immigration

Most who emigrate to the United States illegally come to this country for economic opportunity. A few make the journey to escape political repression or crime. In many ways, what they do is entirely understandable — though, of course, immigration laws need to be enforced. Making their own ...