Editorials

Lynch has reason to smile regarding how Clinton probe is being handled

President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president did not compromise the FBI's ongoing investigation into Clinton, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. Almost beyond doubt, she is right about that.But the interviewer who asked Lynch about the endorsement was asking ...

Solutions designed to prevent tragedy must be effective, not easy

In the rush to do something about people like Omar Mateen, mistakes are going to be made. What should concern Americans is some of those errors will make life more difficult for law-abiding people while accomplishing little, if anything, to prevent massacres such as that committed by Mateen.It ...

Obama’s reasoning for semantics just doesn’t add up

President Barack Obama refuses to use phrases such as "radical Islam" or even "Islamic terrorists." What would that accomplish, he asked rhetorically in angry comments on the matter.What would it accomplish? Well, it would be a more accurate, informative description of organizations such as the ...

The press is not a public relations firm

A pair of events in the past few days has greatly concerned us and, we should hope, all others in the journalism profession.This past week, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, a Democrat, banned reporters from PennLive.com (the website affiliated with the Harrisburg Patriot-News) from attending ...

Obama’s policies continue to hinder economic recovery

President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that.Officials at the Federal Reserve, which controls interest rates charged in the United States, have said for months that ...

Obama’s proposed tax increase on oil got resounding rejection it deserved

President Barack Obama's proposed $10-per-barrel tax increase on oil deserved what it got Friday - a 253-144 vote against it in the House of Representatives. The Senate should follow suit.Implementation of a tax increase at that level would wreck the domestic oil drilling industry. Low prices ...

Immediate politicization of tragedy must stop

There's a saying in politics that may explain why elected officials are so reviled by many in our culture."Never let a crisis go to waste."Rest assured that our two major political party candidates for president - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump - quickly pounced on the ...

Food recalls no joke, FDA needs to take immediate action

We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sometimes drags its feet on recalls.An extremely unusual "early alert" report on the problem was issued last ...

Another example of the ‘most transparent administration’ ever

President Barack Obama's administration has been in full campaign mode for Hillary Clinton for some time. Various agencies have engaged in obstructionism regarding investigations into wrongdoing by Clinton while secretary of state.But this week, the State Department set a new standard for ...

Homeland Security officials need to be on high alert for terror attacks

In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification.Iraqi government forces are making slow but steady progress in ousting IS troops from the important city of ...