Opinion

Trump’s North Korea strategy needs to end, not delay, the threat

Editorials

After weeks of fiery rhetoric from both North Korean and U.S. leaders, there were indications this week both sides were ready to negotiate their way out of a crisis. But let it be remembered that if talks among the various parties occur, they will repeat a decades-long pattern. It is that ...

Trump and his associates are destroying the country

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I do believe that Donald Trump is proving that there is such a thing as white privilege. He can express opinions that no one of “unacceptable skin tint or unacceptable ethnicity” could get away with in public. He is escaping from the moral wrath of organized religions and ...

Can we prevent violence without trampling on the First Amendment?

Editorials

Neither in the plain wording of the First Amendment, nor in numerous court decisions reaffirming and elaborating on it, is there any license for violence or inciting it. Yet some of those who use free speech as a shield are clearly bent on doing harm to others. A small group of bigots were ...

All-state designation loses value when selection appears biased

Editorials

Are all-state teams serving high school athletes, or just turning into another participation trophy? A story that appears on Page B1 in today’s edition is the latest proof that something is wrong with the system. Early in the summer, the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association (PSBCA), ...

Midd-West is ready for its own football program

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Monday night, I attended the Midd-West School Board meeting in order to listen to the discussion about a possible football co-op with Mifflinburg. The school board from Mifflinburg engaged in discussion with the Midd-West Board members about what such a co-op would be like. ...

Being inspired

Local Columns

Several weeks ago I was asked to speak at South Hills School of Business and Technology new student orientation. “Oh gee,” I sort of whined to the person making the request. “Are you sure you want me to do this again?” “Oh yes,” enthused the caller. “You are just great and so ...

Local Columns

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Taking military action in Venezuela would be a big mistake

Editorials

President Donald Trump is right to be concerned about what is happening in Venezuela. He is wrong to consider use of U.S. military force to correct the situation. Venezuela appears to be on the brink of chaos as a result of action taken by that country’s leftist president, Nicolas Maduro. ...

There’s a big difference between Nazis, opposition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A few weeks ago, I wrote you a letter concerning the removal of Confederate statues. As I am both passionate about this subject and given to verbosity, it was, I guess, too long to print. I assumed the subject would quickly lose its currency and my thoughts would no longer be ...