Editorials

Fight against IS needs to make sure there is no propaganda victory

Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic - use of human shields.An estimated 50,000 Iraqi men, women and children are trapped in Fallujah, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. Those who try to ...

Ali is a legend because he was a champion

Many are legends because they were a champion.Muhammad Ali, who died Friday night at the age of 74, is proof of that.The man born Cassius Clay was an Olympic gold medalist and three-time heavyweight champion in the boxing ring, which would make anyone a legend in that regard. He could have ...

Outcome of combat in Fallujah could mean less dependence on US

Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. policy in that entire region.IS soldiers captured the important city about two years ago. Since then, Iraqi ...

Do your part to lessen TSA screening headaches as much as possible

Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the Transportation Security Administration to add 768 new screeners to its ranks by mid-June.According to the ...

Do your part to lessen TSA screening headaches as much as possible

Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the Transportation Security Administration to add 768 new screeners to its ranks by mid-June.According to the ...

Take the next step forward, not back

This time last week, it seemed that Mifflin County Commissioner Steve Dunkle, Mifflin County Library Director Molly Kinney and Library Board President Brett Rogers were at an impasse in a dispute over library funding and levels of public accountability, and it seemed likely it would be weeks or ...

True test of character is what’s done when others aren’t watching

Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that.In 2002, under then-President George W. Bush, the decision was made to allow any former WASPs, who so desired, ...

There may not be snow, but summer driving has its own hazards

Now that Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, many folks are beginning to think about hitting the highway for a summer road trip.And unlike in the winter, when the omnipresent threat of a major snowstorm can hamper any plans for long-range travel, most summertime itineraries can be made ...

Clinton’s emails still ‘smoking’

Often, it is true: Where there's smoke, there's fire. In Hillary Clinton's case, it is a four-alarm blaze. More revelations about her illegal use of a private email server while secretary of state came to light this week. The State?Department's own inspector general released an 83-page report ...

To honor those who sacrificed all

Technology has made war seem like a video game to some Americans. We read of remote-controlled "drones" killing our enemies. We watch videotapes of "smart" bombs blowing up bunkers. The rare footage we see of combat involving rifle fire, rocket-propelled grenades and house-to-house fighting ...