Opinion

Trump needs to protect the jobs and lives of miners

Editorials

Consider the source, Mr. President. Then just say no. That may be the best advice President Donald Trump could get regarding a letter sent to him by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Blankenship spent a year in prison after being convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine safety ...

America’s democratic process is broken

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is little to doubt concerning the chaos our current political system is in. No matter to which party one belongs, the entire process is now being corrupted by money and factions threatening to destroy our representative democracy as it has functioned since the ...

Raising a library lover

Local Columns

It was time to write the column. I went through my preparation ritual. I sat outside for a few minutes calming my mind; made a fresh cup of coffee; visited the restroom; and finally sat down at the computer, fingers poised on the keyboard. I waited for the idea that had ruminated in my head for ...

Dearly departed friend was a true gentleman

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am moved to share a memory of Silas C. “Si” Dillman. “Si” was a native of McClure and in later years a resident of Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania. He died on April 19 in Downingtown. “Si” and I were the same age, grew up in Mifflin County and we ...

New and popular titles at the Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You may find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today! “Richard Nixon: The Life,” by John A. Farrell Wait, another presidential biography? How many times can books be written on one of our most memorable ...

What passes for justice these days?

Editorials

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, released from prison Wednesday under a clemency order signed by former President Barack Obama, will be eligible for various benefits including military health care, at least for a time, the Army has revealed. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was ...

UN is no help with North Korea

Editorials

One could almost hear the “ho-hum” from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council voted to condemn his most recent missile test. And by the way, the Security Council added, all countries should implement previous U.N. requests for sanctions against North ...

I wonder what might have been in 2016 election

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I read the news, I wonder about the recent presidential election results. As I think about the whole episode in the 2016 election, it seems that both parties were stupid in the selected contestants. Maybe I should not say stupid, but what other word would be right? For ...