Opinion

The only way to prevent attacks from terrorists is to destroy them

Editorials

Once again, we find ourselves asking the familiar question: How can we prevent terrorist attacks such as that in New York City on Tuesday? We can’t — at least not without infringing upon liberties we Americans cherish. In mid-afternoon Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who came to this ...

Thank you to stranger for random act of kindness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I had lunch last Tuesday at Bing’s Diner in Burnham. The waitress did not bring me a bill. When I got up to go to the register to pay, she said “Your bill has been taken care of.” I asked who had done that. She said she was not allowed to say. She wouldn’t even tell me ...

Tax cut for middle class really would be ‘miracle’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The IRS taxes estates valued at $5.5 million for individuals and estates valued at $11 million for couples. The Republicans are proposing to eliminate that tax. They are also proposing to lower the tax rate for higher income persons by nearly 5 percent and increasing the tax ...

Iran is no North Korea, but it is hardly our best friend either

Editorials

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials announced Tuesday that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, has restricted the range of missiles manufactured in Iran to 1,240 miles. Oh. Everything’s all right, then. All that worry over Iran’s missile and nuclear weapons programs ...

FCC vote does not serve the general public well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: By a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission eliminated a decades-old rule that required TV and radio stations to maintain studios in the local communities they serve. The FCC’s Republican majority claims that the change will produce cost savings that broadcasters ...

If Manafort and Gates did the crime, they should do the time

Editorials

Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, but they still should be of great concern. Manafort was a top aide to Trump during part of the election campaign. But he was fired last August, quite possibly ...

Sessions has not done his job and needs to go

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a Republican, here is a letter that I never thought I would write. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also a Republican, appears to be a member of the Washington D.C. swamp. As such, he needs to be fired by President Trump. There are several legitimate reasons for ...

Many worked to make Goose Day Fun Fest great

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: South Hills School of Business & Technology in Lewistown would like to thank all of the organizations, businesses and individuals who worked so spectacularly well together to make this year’s South Hills Goose Day Fun Fest a resounding success! Goose Day is very special ...

Congress may not be able to slay Obama’s monster

Editorials

As we pointed out years ago, billions of dollars in taxpayer subisides funneled to insurance companies by former President Barack Obama were a coverup. They were not authorized by Congress, as the Constitution requires. For that reason, President Donald Trump was absolutely correct in saying ...