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Editorials

Boy Scouts, like others, is good organization that was corrupted

Millions of American boys, along with millions of others worldwide, became better men because of the Boy Scouts. For them, the more than century-old organization helped build character and taught valuable skills. But more than 12,000 boys in the scouts became victims of the adults they and ...

Using coupons dishonestly is not a victimless crime

When news of a Pittsburgh-area supermarket owner being charged with theft by deception over coupons surfaced, we were likely less surprised than most. For those who don’t know, the owner of four Shop ‘n Save locations in Allegheny County pocketed more than $300,000 by instructing his ...

Moving primary date in Pennsylvania would increase political influence

Pennsylvania is one-third of the way to becoming a more prominent player in the presidential primary nominating process, albeit not until 2024 at the earliest. The Keystone State must not allow this opportunity to fail. With the state Senate having voted unanimously last month to approve a ...

Taliban must be told harboring al-Qaida will not be tolerated

Prospects for an agreement that could lead to withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan are “very promising,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said last week. U.S. emissaries have been talking with leaders of the Taliban organization, which once ruled Afghanistan, for ...

Let us hope Census has reliable backup to new technology

The once-a-decade collection of information about Americans may well go down in history as the first digital Census. Let us hope it also is not recorded as an electronic fiasco. Officials at the U.S. Census Bureau will be utilizing tons of state-of-the-art technology in gathering information ...

When unflattering information comes to light, consider the source

Political controversy is seen by some people not burdened by consciences solely as an opportunity for fame and fortune. It seems attorney Michael Avenatti belongs in that category. Avenatti’s big chance came when the California attorney latched onto a prize client: Stephanie Clifford, more ...

Make sure all parts of Pennsylvania are treated equally

In a courtroom Tuesday, a hearing unfolded that was to determine whether specific voting machines in Philadelphia and Northampton County are compliant with the agreement that every voter in the Keystone State use a tried-but-true method — paper ballots. It’s almost refreshing in a world ...

We must do what we can to protect men and women of law enforcement

Within just a few days, four police officers — two in New York City and two in Forrest City, Arkansas — were shot by gunmen. A grim fact of life for law enforcement personnel is that by the time you read this, it may be outdated. Attacks on police officers and sheriff’s deputies have ...

Transgender sports policy turns fairness on its head

In its zeal to make the state’s high school sports transgender friendly, Connecticut has essentially decreed that boys are girls, even when they’re not — and in the process, has discriminated against high school girls in the Nutmeg State. So claims a lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of ...