Editorials

‘Click it or Ticket’ could literally be a matter of life and death

Just about everyone who has ever gotten a traffic ticket has felt — at least for a little while — that surely, there was something better that the police could be doing with their time than picking on little ol’ you. Well, sometimes — just like when your parents did it and many of you ...

Trump’s economy continues to roar

Think the U.S. economy is slowing down? Think again. According to the International Monetary Fund, economic growth is expected to hover around three percent this year, and surpass 2.5 percent in 2019. America’s stock market, meanwhile, has outperformed the rest of the world. The ...

Political divisions gloss over nation’s booming economy

As is typical of any midterm election season, there was a lot of public campaign hand-wringing in the past couple months that left the impression our country is in the darkest of times. It is hardly the first time political pundits and opposition to the sitting power holders painted an ...

Handling the caravan: Protections are needed – for everyone

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for a few more weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the crowd’s arrival. Use of ...

Common sense can go a long way toward safely driving in winter

As our first taste of winter weather is predicted to hit our region later this week, it seems like as good a time as any to brush up on tips to make driving in snow, sleet or freezing rain as safe as possible. Obviously, when the weather is poor and it is precipitating, slowing down is the ...

State should raise awareness on mental health

It was in mid-October that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale urged Keystone State residents to take advantage of available mental health services, at which time he also stressed the importance of improving mental health services at schools. DePasquale’s statement, made in ...

Our vets should be at the front – not the back – of the line

Veterans Day was officially marked yesterday. Because it fell on a Sunday, it is being observed heavily today. If our wish were granted, Veterans Day would be everyday. There is an entire generation or two that cannot possibly understand the life story that accompanies a veteran. ...

Thank you to all who have ever worn this nation’s uniform

Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, and the birth of the holiday that now takes place each Nov. 11 — Veterans Day. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first proclamation in remembrance of the War to End All Wars. Seven years later Congress urged ...

Study underscores natural gas is an energy powerhouse

The latest study by an independent, market-based think tank regarding the natural gas industry is instructive. The study showed natural gas is eight times more efficient than wind and 16 times more efficient than solar energy. It showed that over a 30-year period, $1 million invested in wind ...