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Opinion

The words of Martin Luther King Jr. remain relevant

Editorials

On this national holiday honoring his birth, Americans are reflecting anew on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s indelible mark on this nation’s civil rights movement. There will be many references today to his “I Have a Dream” speech given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 ...

You never know whose lives might be saved by donating blood

Editorials

Among the good reasons for getting a flu shot is to keep yourself healthy enough to be there for the folks who need you this time of year. That is true in a larger sense when it comes to those in need of donated blood — and there are many more than we may think. According to blood banks, ...

Thank you for supporting Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, I wish to thank the 16 volunteers who provided food for 4,428 people in 2019. They served 1,897 families, including many senior citizens as well as households with children and young adults. While MHC has been housed at St. Mark's ...

More transparency in our government is always a good thing

Editorials

In what seems like a common-sense measure, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously voted to force public agencies subject to the state’s Sunshine Act to post agendas publicly on their websites and at agency offices at least a day before meetings in which they are ...

The great divide is more than just political

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If you think that the divide between the liberal left and the far right is greater now during the Trump administration than ever before, then you should go back to the 1930s during the Roosevelt administration. Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon succeeded in lowering the top ...

Safeguard us against self-driving vehicles without stifling progress

Editorials

The nanny crowd ­— folks who insist only government is capable of protecting us against any hazard — wasted no time in criticizing proposed new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers. “This is a science experiment playing out in real time on our roadways without any safeguards ...

Take a wait and see approach on Pennsylvania’s budget

Editorials

For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and longer terms, going forward. During numerous months of those fiscal years, which run from July 1 through June 30, incoming revenue ...

Trump doing what he accused Obama of doing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He’s weak and ineffectual. So the only way he’s going to get re-elected, and sure as you’re sitting there, is to start a war with Iran.” —Donald J. Trump in 2011 In 2011, ...

Trump did the right thing by ordering killing of Soleimani

Editorials

At least three times while Bill Clinton was president, he rejected proposals to kill Osama bin Laden. That enabled bin Laden’s al-Qaida network to continue making terrorist attacks leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 assault on America that killed nearly 3,000 people. Despite knowing bin ...