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Editorials

Go vote today if you’re eligible and may the best candidates win

Congratulations are in order, for we have all made it to primary election day (and with it, the end of the seemingly endless onslaught of political ads, at least until the fall). And while it’s true that no one officially gets elected to anything today, it does set the stage by naming the ...

It’s important that good people run for public office

It takes a lot of courage and conviction to run for public office. To put yourself out for inspection and scrutiny from the public, to hope that your message resonates with the electorate — it is a nerve-wracking experience, we’re sure. We would like to thank all the candidates who ran ...

Include residents in flood plans

Anyone old enough to recall the devastation wreaked by Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 can appreciate flood-control efforts that were undertaken in the aftermath of that wide-scale weather calamity. Similarly, people who experienced fear and/or destruction from this month’s heavy, persistent ...

Posting lawmakers’ expenses online should be law

Why is everything the Pennsylvania General Assembly does so complicated and convoluted? The state Senate admirably has been posting senators’ expenses online since September. But not in a searchable form. So you cannot, for example, type in search terms such as “restaurant” or ...

Breaking Free From ‘Energy Blackmail’

German officials made a surprising announcement in the wake of what has been described as “energy blackmail” by Russia. According to Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck, the country believes it can be independent of Russian fossil fuels by the end of the summer. It already has ...

Customers will ultimately decide if DeJoy’s changes to USPS are prudent

While other issues seem to be dominating the national news and political landscapes, it is imperative that Americans also remain aware of other issues and developments of importance that might affect their lives to varying degrees. We want to focus on one of those issues in this editorial ...