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USA can’t allow missteps of some athletes tarnish country’s image

August 24, 2016 Americans had every reason to puff out our chests in pride at how our athletes performed during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeir. more »»

Texas judge’s ruling helps rein in Obama’s latest power grab

August 23, 2016 Many, probably most, Americans agree government ought to stay out of our bedrooms. That is a reference to laws attempting to regulate private behavior including sex. more »»

Turkey needs to uphold human rights, reinstate free press

August 22, 2016 On Thursday, two leading media organizations representing news organizations around the world — the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers... more »»

Welcome home, champs!

August 20, 2016 If you’re a resident of Mifflin County whose home isn’t beneath a rock, then by now you’ve heard Mifflin County’s 13-year-olds all-star team won the Babe Ruth World Series Thursday night. more »»

If UN peacekeepers fail to keep peace, why do they exist?

August 19, 2016 When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been awhile, hasn’t it? More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the... more »»

Eradicating terrorists is only way to ensure they can’t attack us

August 18, 2016 A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. more »»

Kane’s resignation ends sad chapter in Pennsylvania’s history

August 17, 2016 The end of one of the saddest chapters in Pennsylvania history finally came to a long-overdue close Tuesday. more »»

Conservative warnings regarding Obamacare cost were warranted

August 16, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»

Federal budget success? Deficit figures prove otherwise

August 15, 2016 President Barack Obama brags his stewardship over the federal budget has been praiseworthy. Why, spending deficits are going down, he proclaims. Wrong. more »»

Rising national debt is problem that won’t go away on its own

August 13, 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

Good luck to our local kids at the Babe Ruth World Series

August 12, 2016 One of the complaints we hear with regularity is there isn’t enough good news in the paper, that all you ever hear about is the latest act of violence, tragedy or unintelligent comment a politician... more »»

Delta fiasco serves to illustrate the importance of computer security

August 11, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines this week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoff. more »»

Check the facts

August 10, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

Does anyone at UN, WHO even care enough to stop incompetence?

August 9, 2016 One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died — no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers — as a result of the failure. more »»

Viewers will turn into hits on field rather than hits on stage

August 8, 2016 By late September, even voters interested in the presidential election may be ready for some football as an alternative to politics. more »»

If Obama is concerned about US credibility, he has only himself to blame

August 5, 2016 With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argument. more »»

Finding vaccine and cure for Zika virus should be a major priority

August 4, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week. more »»

Some things are more important than politics

August 3, 2016 While it can be hard to do sometimes, we’re going to put aside the presidential election and the partisan politics that come with it for a moment to do something that is long overdue. more »»

More needs to be done to point out positive things our police are doing

August 2, 2016 Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, not arrested him outside a movie theater. more »»

Harsher penalties needed for completely unacceptable behavior

August 1, 2016 If you are among the perverted class who engage in “upskirt” photography, Georgia may be the place for you. more »»

 
 
 

 

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