Opinion

Pompeo: Spies on the ground are better than tech

Editorials

It has been clear for some time that U.S. intelligence agencies need an overhaul. Too much reliance has been placed on technology, with old-fashioned human spying taking a back seat. On Wednesday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that is about to change. More intelligence agents will be sent ...

Register to vote in November’s election

Editorials

This November, the election will have a profound local impact, deciding who will serve as members of local school boards, in a wide range of county offices and who will be township supervisors and borough council members. These people have a direct influence on our daily lives because they ...

There’s more than one way to disrespect the flag

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the past week or so we have been bombarded with people saying how the NFL players have disrespected the flag by kneeling ... really. Let me ask you, when you are at home watching a sports game on TV, the national anthem is normally at the beginning before the game starts, ...

Geography and GPSes

Local Columns

I have this theory and you can help me test its reliability and validity. If you are younger than 30 years old you were taught social studies. If you are older than 40 you had geography class. Those between 31 and 39 may have used either term depending on where they attended school and how ...

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. Take part in our Youth and Adult Summer Reading! ≤≤≤ “We Were Eight Years ...

CHIP funding should be extended using ‘clean’ bill only

Editorials

Few members of Congress seem to disagree that federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program should be continued. It serves an estimated 8.9 million youngsters whose parents have moderate incomes, but not low enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage. A bipartisan bill extending ...

More comprehensive gun control laws are needed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: One of us is a proud gun owner and the other is the wife of a proud gun owner, and we are both thankful that we have a Second Amendment. However, we need more comprehensive gun control ASAP. After what just occurred recently, we as a country need to start having a serious ...

Making hateful generalizations does no good for anyone

Editorials

A CBS television network attorney, Hayley Getfman-Gold, had this to say, via social media, about the massacre at a country-western music concert in Las Vegas: “I’m actually not even sympathetic (because) country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” CBS promptly and properly ...

There is no easy solution to prevent mass shootings

Editorials

The Sunday night massacre in Las Vegas will spark a furious — and that is the correct word — debate in America. How can we as a people not wonder what, if anything, could have been done to prevent an attack that claimed at least 59 lives and wounded more than 500 other people? Knee-jerk ...