Editorials

Subway users may have more to fear from system itself

Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. But in our nation's capital, subway users may have more to fear from the system itself.National Transportation Safety Board investigators have ...

Long-term effects of low oil prices could cripple US

America's need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar.Yet just 415 well drilling rigs are working in the United States. That is an all-time low.Tactics being used by Saudi Arabia and other oil powers are ...

North Korea is a threat to world peace

North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. To what end?Last week, it was reported North Korea test-fired a missile from a submarine. If true, that is an incredibly provocative move. Pyongyang already ...

US officials need to rethink strategy against ISIS

For weeks we have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.S. Navy SEAL died last week in what may have been an attempt to do just that.Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was killed in a ...

Teachers positively change lives every single day

Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. And when the public focuses on the education system's shortcomings, teachers sometimes take it personally.They should not.This is National Teacher ...

Trump should tap Kasich as running mate; and Kasich should accept

Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so - and should take it.Kasich bowed to the inevitable Wednesday, suspending his campaign to be the Republican nominee for president. Another contender, Texas Sen. Ted ...

Obama’s refugee plan must be halted until security loopholes are closed

We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State.But we have wide-open eyes and ears, too. We are aware that in Europe, some groups of refugees from the Middle East, especially Syria, have been infiltrated by Islamic ...

Decision to increase speed limit on some Pennsylvania roads is perfectly fine

It was announced Monday that speed limits on some major roadways in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, would be raised to 70 mph from the previous limit of 65 mph.The uptick in allowable driving velocity comes after a study by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that ...

Believe it or not, lawmakers from both parties can still work together

Government can still work for you. As evidence, look at the legislation advanced in Pennsylvania recently that will ease many financial and emotional burdens carried by parents of children with disabilities. The PA ABLE Act received no dissenting votes as it moved through the state Senate last ...

A more effective strategy is needed for North Korea

A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters last month. His announcement came on the heels of a claim by North Korea that it has tested a new rocket engine that could put the United States within ...