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Editorials

Parents deserve more options to overcome disruption to kids’ education

It is no secret that school closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by extended periods of online learning have wrought a great deal of educational damage for most students. While some were able to adapt, many were not so fortunate. There are those kids who really need ...

Boosting small businesses during pandemic recovery will be a big job

Just how much has COVID-19 impacted the private sector over the last 14 months? A recent Report on the Economic Recovery Business Survey, released last month by the state House Republicans, finds a spectrum of challenges for all companies and shops. Unsurprisingly, one of the sectors to be ...

Commencement of supposed to be about the graduating seniors

As we head down the stretch of a school year unlike any before it, plans are being finalized for how local schools will honor the graduating class of seniors. And because — while we are making great progress on the fight against COVID-19 and more and more people are choosing to get ...

‘Global’ lacks insight, now deserves its fate

Republican lawmakers are correct in urging Gov. Tom Wolf to fire the company whose mishandling of coronavirus-related data impacted at least 72,000 people. Beyond the called-for firing, state leaders need to take a long, hard look into the “window” that allowed the company to be hired on ...

We long for when we will finally have our freedom back

So his majesty King Tom is letting us have a little more freedom — well, in a month. Because, of course, so much is likely to change between now and then. The lifting of restrictions — most of them, anyway — is long overdue, and while we support this move by Gov. Wolf, we continue to ...

The end of the pandemic is in sight; to get there, go get vaccinated

With the news on Tuesday that all COVID-19 restrictions except the mask mandate will be lifted in Pennsylvania on Memorial Day, we were excited. But not as excited as hearing about what we’ve been seeking since the beginning of the pandemic — a clear, defined goal that will lead to the ...

Despite objections, Pence’s book should be published

Former Vice President Mike Pence is due to have a book in stores in 2023, and two years out, we can confidently predict that Pence’s volume will come nowhere near toppling sales records set by, say, “The DaVinci Code” or “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” Tomes by ...

A ‘no’ vote on PRO Act is a ‘yes’ for free enterprise

Among other things, President Joe Biden called for passage of the “PRO Act” on Wednesday during his first address before a joint session of Congress. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which the U.S. House passed by a narrow margin of 224-194 in March, is part of Biden’s ...