Opinion

Murder charges for opioid dealers in Pennsylvania? Why not?

Editorials

There are 20 states that now have so-called “drug-induced homicide” laws that carry the same sentences as murder and manslaughter when someone dies from opioids dealt to them. Pennsylvania should become number 21, in our view. In the past year in Pennsylvania, there have been 19,000 ...

Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it

Editorials

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tells about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Biden launches his campaign for the White House with lies

Editorials

We can all agree with Joe Biden that “we are in a battle for the soul of this nation.” Biden’s video announcing his presidential candidacy provides the best raw material we could ask for regarding how he sees this battle. In this opening salvo of his campaign, Biden serves up as his ...

State experiencing some record trends on economic front

Editorials

In case you have not noticed, we live in cynical times. Good news tends to be greeted by naysaying from a largely negative media. The economy is no exception to the tone of the times. Presidential candidates openly tout socialism as a campaign centerpiece and a superior alternative to the ...

Parents need to let the coaches coach

Editorials

We were pleasantly surprised that the rumored coup attempt against Mifflin County boys basketball coach Scott Gaffey instead turned into a show of support by his players. We expected he would join a long list of coaches, here and elsewhere, under attack by parents who forgot their role in the ...

Rep. Hershey has it right on nuclear power

Local Columns

When people think of nuclear power, they tend to think of it in terms of the energy it provides. But what they might not consider is how important nuclear is to both Pennsylvania’s economy and national security. That is why a bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Americans should not buy what Warren, other Dems are selling

Editorials

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...