Opinion

Can the mainstream media earn back the people’s trust?

Editorials

After it was revealed last Sunday that the two-year investigation conducted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the finger pointing began. This time, the national media was under the microscope. It’s one thing to hear baldly partisan ...

Meddling, not collusion, is Russia’s real threat to America

Editorials

Many Americans, perhaps millions, became unwitting tools of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Some remain susceptible to Russian meddling. There was no conspiracy between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump’s camp during the 2016 ...

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 ...

Hidlay’s actions are those of a true champion

Editorials

Sportsmanship, Webster tells us, is “conduct (such as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport.” An outstanding example of that was shown at this past weekend’s NCAA wrestling tournament by Mifflin County’s ...

Does private sector do health care better? No!

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Medicare pays 100 percent of all approved hospital expenses and 80 percent of all approved medical costs for eligible seniors. Most seniors pay no monthly expenditure for the hospitalization coverage, but many seniors pay $135.50 a month for the 80 percent medical cost ...

Mission of eradicating radical Islamic terrorists is far from over

Editorials

The Islamic State terrorist group is finished, at least in Syria, President Donald Trump and some in the U.S. military are proclaiming. Well, good riddance. Unfortunately, however, the mission of civilized human beings the world over is far from accomplished. Trump this week displayed a ...

To keep America great we must ‘put people first’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The way to keep America great will always be to “put people first.” Giving huge tax cuts to the corporations and the wealthy didn’t prevent economic recessions and stock market crashes for the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, but they ran up the national debt ...