Editorials

Some won’t give Trump credit even when he does what they want

Officials in some environmental groups were not at all happy last week when President Donald Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr Conservation, Management and Recreation Act. But, you say, the act is a major step in protecting the environment. What gives? Indeed, the law, named for ...

Bipartisan energy proposal is realistic way to reduce carbon emissions

Regardless of what you may hear from leftist members of Congress who believe they have a magic wand they can wave over America and — poof! — do away with fossil fuels, the nation will need coal, petroleum and natural gas for many years to come. There simply is no reliable, affordable ...

Irvin’s voting machine proposal is just common sense

Given how important election integrity is to our system of government, we understand why the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf is insisting upon each of Pennsylvania’s voting machines having a verifiable paper trail to serve as a backup in case something goes wrong with the machines on election ...

Public buyouts should be public record

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A school district superintendent unexpectedly resigns under circumstances that are, let’s say, specious. The outgoing leader gets a sweetheart deal. And you, the ones paying for it, are not allowed to know why. No, this time it’s not Juniata ...

It’s time to level the playing field for Pennsylvania high school athletics

The state’s high school basketball tournaments are in full swing (as witnessed by the girls state semifinal game that took place Monday at Mifflin County High School), and as the final games approach, we are seeing the same thing that happens every year: Public schools are knocked out at a ...

Pelosi recognizes her monster

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have recognized that the monster she helped create — an ultra-leftist fringe —is a threat to her Democratic Party’s prospects for the presidency in 2020. The question she may be asking herself is whether she retains enough political ...

St. Patrick’s Day can be dangerous, even if you don’t plan to drink

While there are plenty of people who need no excuse to drink alcohol to the point of intoxication, holidays can often be a time when folks “let loose” for a bit and have a stiff beverage or two — or drink more than they otherwise would. But no occasion seems to have a reputation for ...

While dealing with North Korea’s Kim, Trump must ‘trust, but verify’

The thoughtful among President Donald Trump’s severest critics have had to join with his supporters in giving him a thumbs-up for walking away from a summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un several days ago. Trump was right to refuse to be the newest chump in North Korea’s ...

Steps must be taken to stem surge in vaping among youths

Just because something is safer, doesn’t mean that it’s safe. This is no better illustrated than when comparing the smoking of traditional cigarettes to the “vaping” while using electronic cigarettes, especially among this nation’s youth. Most of us — even those among us who smoke ...

Kudos to students at Midd-West for having courage to do the right thing

This past Friday, several students at Midd-West High School alerted the school’s staff to one particular young man who was making disturbing threats of violence, according to the Middleburg Police Department and Midd-West School District. In fact, police said the whistleblowers told staff ...