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Editorials

Let peace, not violence, be driving force as America moves forward

This weekend would be a good time for all of us to do some soul searching. It also would be a good time to re-examine our priorities as a free society. Sure, our nation’s not perfect, but there’s ample opportunity to try new ways — peaceful ways respectful of the collection of ideas ...

Vaccine rollout in Pennsylvania is going smoother than it is in New York

Give credit where it’s due — Pennsylvania officials and local officials are rolling out a much smoother COVID-19 vaccination process than New York state. All states have their own vaccination phases. For Pennsylvania, Phase 1B includes everyone over 75 years of age and various ...

Even now, America’s peaceful transition of power is still a sight to behold

Today is a day in our nation that — despite the unrest and events of the past few weeks — is still a remarkable sight to behold and still an example for the world. For today, as one president’s term ends, another’s begins. And America will move forward as it always does. We are ...

Everyone working in health care industry is deserving of our thanks and praise

People in our health care industry — not just the doctors and nurses, even though their work is vital — but anyone who works to support the industry deserves the highest of commendation. While it’s easy to see what a nurse or doctor does to save the life of a critically-ill patient, the ...

Patience will be needed to complete a most-trying year of education

As much as we’d all like for the COVID-19 pandemic to be but a memory, the fact is, despite the development and distribution of vaccines, it will still be a considerable amount of time before life returns to anything resembling what it was in February 2020. That applies to our schools as ...

Our law enforcement officers worthy of recognition for keeping public safe

How appropriate that we recognize law enforcement officers — and the rule of law — in the aftermath of Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol. Saturday was is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, meant to recognize the men and women in blue for upholding the oath to protect and ...