Editorials

Hazing is not limited solely to Greek life

The death of Timothy Piazza in Feb. of 2017, shook the foundation of Greek life, not only at Penn State, but at nearly every college and university across the country. Universities have stepped up to take action and create safer environments for students. According to an article in State ...

Strzok’s believability is basically non-existent

FBI agent Peter Strzok was emphatic to the point of flashes of anger during his testimony Thursday to a congressional committee looking into political bias at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. In 2016, Strzok made his dislike of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump perfectly ...

NATO allies angry that Trump insists they pay fair share are unreasonable

No doubt President Donald Trump, visiting four countries in Europe this week, expected a frosty reception from some leaders. Those whose nations are members of NATO are upset with Trump for demanding they pay a fairer share of the alliance’s defense costs. Some already do bear reasonable ...

Fireworks free-for-all will almost assuredly cause big problems

It feels like the Fourth of July fireworks display starts about June 30 and doesn’t end until, oh, right around today. We are not referring to the sanctioned municipal events. We are speaking of the independent displays that seem to sprout up in just about every neighborhood. And unlike ...

Burial of Flight 93 wreckage finally brings closure for victims’ families

The recent announcement that the remaining wreckage from United Airlines Flight 93 — the plane that tragically crashed near Shanksville on Sept. 11, 2001 — has been buried at the crash site is welcome news that should help finally give closure to the families of those aboard the ill-fated ...

Supreme Court is supposed to be non-partisan

With all the hubbub over President Donald Trump’s announcement of Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nomination Monday night, one would think that the nine justices who preside over this nation’s highest court are akin to absolute monarchs — kings and queens who determine everything ...

The problem with biased studies

We may never know whether a drink a day keeps the doctor away. That is unfortunate. Especially because the number of people who enjoy moderate consumption of alcohol is substantial, learning whether that has health benefits is desirable. But the reason we may not get that information is ...

Those coming to US for trafficking of children must be punished harshly

Most immigrants who come to our country illegally do so seeking economic opportunity. A few are fleeing violence or the threat of it. And many, the children to whom our hearts have gone out during recent weeks, have no say in the matter. But some of those coming across the southern border ...

Problem of growing national debt cannot be ignored forever

The $21.2 trillion national debt today is worrisome enough. But it is going to get worse, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. You may want to sit down for this: Within 30 years, the national debt will top $100 trillion, if nothing changes, the CBO is predicting. That ...

Casting in Hollywood rubs salt in the wounds

Early this week it was announced that Scarlett Johansson, of “Avengers” and “Lucy” fame, has been cast in, and is a producer for, a new movie called “Rub & Tug.” This sounds standard in the world of movie making, as Johansson is clearly one of the most talented actresses in the ...