Editorials

Saudi decision not as simple as human life vs. economy

President Trump declared last week that he would not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. He made it clear he values the benefits of good relations with the kingdom in that consideration, even as there is a possibility that Saudi Arabia’s ...

When prosecutors, police behave badly, they should face justice, too

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly — for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland, Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

Hunters are now on mark

“ Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest. Noting that the commission receives no money from the state’s general fund, the two officials — Bryan J. Burhans, executive director, and Timothy S. Layton, Board of Game Commissioners president — thank hunters and trappers “for ...

Has Pa. turned fiscal corner? Let’s stay tuned

If Pennsylvania’s revenue total remains in the black for the final eight months of the 2018-19 fiscal year, mimicking the revenue picture of the year’s first four months, state taxpayers will have grounds to be cautiously optimistic that the Keystone State maybe has turned the proverbial ...

More emphasis needs placed on career and technical educational opportunities

The school and community leaders who met last week in a summit focused on funding for public schools got their message half correct. Mark DiRocco, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and leader of the summit, said both Pennsylvania and the nation are ...

It’s important to support our area’s economy by shopping locally

The shopping experience known as Black Friday is two days away (to be followed a few days later by “Cyber Monday”), but it’s not premature to reflect on that day’s big impact on local merchants’ bottom line. Black Friday and the weeks following it, leading up to Christmas, are a ...

‘Click it or Ticket’ could literally be a matter of life and death

Just about everyone who has ever gotten a traffic ticket has felt — at least for a little while — that surely, there was something better that the police could be doing with their time than picking on little ol’ you. Well, sometimes — just like when your parents did it and many of you ...

Trump’s economy continues to roar

Think the U.S. economy is slowing down? Think again. According to the International Monetary Fund, economic growth is expected to hover around three percent this year, and surpass 2.5 percent in 2019. America’s stock market, meanwhile, has outperformed the rest of the world. The ...

Political divisions gloss over nation’s booming economy

As is typical of any midterm election season, there was a lot of public campaign hand-wringing in the past couple months that left the impression our country is in the darkest of times. It is hardly the first time political pundits and opposition to the sitting power holders painted an ...