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Opinion

Legislature is right; Pennsylvanians deserve a say

Editorials

Persistence can often pay off and we’re hoping that’s the case for the General Assembly’s latest effort — in a long line of thus far fruitless endeavors — to wrest from the governor the ability to exercise dictatorial powers for however long he or she desires once he or she declares ...

Most police officers are dedicated to serving and protecting us all

Editorials

Much of the public’s attention to law enforcement personnel during the past several weeks has focused on the tiny minority of them who deserve to be called “bad cops.” The enormous number of good officers, deputies, troopers and agents ought to be remembered, too. One of them, Toledo, ...

Friday shooting shows difficulty in balancing rights, public safety

Editorials

“The defendant, whose conduct meets the criteria ... shall not possess, use, control, sell, transfer or manufacture or obtain a license to possess, use, control, sell, transfer or manufacture a firearm in this Commonwealth ...” “... the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall ...

Some advice for those in the White House

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I had a call from the White House the other day. Not from the president, who was out on the golf course (which was OK by me), but from one of his people. He said the president asked him to reach out to citizens to get their ideas on how to solve some of current problems, like ...

Despite drawbacks, Paycheck Protection Program was money well spent

Editorials

The federal Paycheck Protection Program, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was originally passed into law in late March, is on its face a positive action by the government to offer a unique form of relief to business owners. And it’s important to ...

America needs to return to its godly principles

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are no two ways about it. This nation needs to get back to God and to godly principles. That all men and women are created equal, and that they are endowed by their creator of all life with the right to be free and live their lives in liberty and pursuit of their ...

A single season of baseball may be a small sacrifice

Editorials

We suspected this would happen. Now it’s official. The State College Spikes will not play this summer at Medlar Field — in fact, none of the New York-Penn League will play this summer. “This is the epiphany and realization of where we are. And in a practical sense, it was the only ...

Beleaguered liquor control board should just surrender

Editorials

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board should accept the defeat it was handed in Commonwealth Court recently, discard any thoughts of filing a costly appeal with the state Supreme Court and avoid any delay regarding full compliance with what the judges decided. Any Pennsylvania resident who ...

Downgrading assault on police would be foolish

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I just heard on television this morning that in an area controlled by liberal Democrats, that they want to downgrade an assault on the police from a felony to a misdemeanor. If you are going to do anything so foolish, then you need to do likewise for an assault on everyone. ...