Opinion

Government shutdown shows why DC is called ‘the swamp’

Editorials

Some in the media were blaming the current government “shutdown” on “dysfunction” in the U.S. Senate. That really is not the case. The Senate is functioning just fine — but many of its Democrats and Republicans have decided to use the shutdown for political purposes. On the other ...

States’ gun laws need to mirror US Constitution

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There has been a real growth in firearm concealed carry permits in the United States. During Obama’s eight years, the number of CCP holders increased 256 percent. Over 16 million Americans have CCPs, but since 14 states have adopted constitutional carry (which means no ...

Should property be seized without a conviction?

Editorials

Few people have any argument with the government seizing property owned by a drug trafficker. Often, houses, cars, boats, etc., not to mention the pusher’s cash, were obtained by breaking the law. But what about someone merely accused of a crime? We Americans are innocent until proven ...

Some entertainers are only faking outrage to fit in with the crowd

Editorials

Let us be crystal clear about the stampede of entertainers distancing themselves from stars who are accused of sexual misdeeds: For at least some of those expressing outrage, it’s all an act. Many of them have known for years that the sexual harassment was rampant in their industry. Many ...

Call to order

Local Columns

Two thousand eighteen brought the end of an era to the Board of Directors of the Mifflin County Library. The last original board member from the 2013 board who hired me completed her second three-year term of office, the limit according to our bylaws. We thank Corrinne Walker Pierce for her ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Join us for our first Winter Reading Program. It runs all winter until March 20, ...

Candidates should address sexual payouts

Editorials

This legislative and gubernatorial election year will be dominated by campaigning dealing with the annual state-budget-preparation fiasco, cutting the size of government, saving money by other means, candidate qualifications and continued debate over issues such as whether Pennsylvania should ...

By both sides compromising a bit, immigration reform is achievable

Editorials

Some members of the national press corps made much of a meeting at the White House on Tuesday, to discuss immigration legislation. President Donald Trump and lawmakers from both parties spent a substantial amount of time talking about the issue — with reporters present. Normally in such ...

Thank you for support of Alternative Gift Fair

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Alternative Gift Fair Committee of East Kish Presbyterian Church in Reedsville would like to take this opportunity to thank all who gave to this year’s Alternative Gift Fair. Through your generosity, the AGF raised $5,766 for the 16 non-profit groups that attended. ...