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Role of technology in shaping privacy of Americans is worrisome

February 23, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Constitutional change needs to be ‘by the people’

February 22, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

When it comes to fighting pediatric cancer, ‘We are Penn State!’

February 20, 2016 The list of items on which everyone can agree is short, but the fact that the mere existence of pediatric cancer is awful has to be on it. more »»

Well-intentioned government idea likely to backfire — again

February 19, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re back. more »»

Congress needs to press Pentagon on how missle ended up in Cuba

February 18, 2016 U.S. officials reported this week that Cuba has returned a dummy Hellfire missile accidentally shipped there in 2014. more »»

US must prioritize threats, be sure our friends are really our friends

February 17, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»

Scalia’s passing raises stakes of presidential election

February 16, 2016 The price of poker just went up in this year’s presidential election. more »»

Congress must find money to maintain our national parks

February 15, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational area. more »»

Kasich provides steak in a campaign of sizzle

February 13, 2016 With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn. Ohio Gov. more »»

Drinking water crisis in Flint is complete failure of government

February 12, 2016 The blame game was in full swing recently as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Kasich is telling economic truth young people don’t want to hear

February 11, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign having taken place Tuesday night in New Hampshire, the college-student vote went overwhelmingly to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

Three-hour delay option should make school closures less frequent

February 10, 2016 Recently, the Mifflin County School District announced it would make available the option of delaying the start of the school day for three hours. more »»

Notion that collusion drives up gas prices locally runs on empty

February 9, 2016 Benjamin Franklin once famously quipped that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. But around here, a third one might be hearing complaints about the price of gasoline. more »»

New diseases also need attention from our government officials

February 8, 2016 President Barack Obama wants to commit $1 billion to what he calls a “moonshot” initiative against cancer. more »»

It’s time to let them go

February 6, 2016 This past week, a group of concerned citizens met in front of the historic courthouse in downtown Lewistown to state their case for protecting other buildings of historical significance within the... more »»

Clinton’s run for White House is no service to Democratic voters

February 5, 2016 After Democrat voters caucused in Iowa Monday night, Hillary Clinton told reporters she breathed “a sigh of relief” at the results. She won, the Democrat contender for president noted. more »»

What will it take for Washington to wake up and get spending under control?

February 4, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Both parties’ establishments put on notice in Iowa

February 3, 2016 While it may be hard for liberals and conservatives to agree on much politically, both groups sent a pretty loud message in Monday’s Iowa caucuses — the kickoff to the presidential primary seaso. more »»

Obama needs to admit he was wrong and go to Plan B in Iraq, Afghanistan

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

U.S. should give money, weapons to Kurds in Iraq

February 1, 2016 Leaders of the Kurdish people in Iraq, who have battled Islamic State terrorists more courageously and effectively than the Iraqi army, say they are in desperate need of money. more »»



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