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Editorials

All involved in Flint crisis need to be held accountable

Federal officials have worked hard to portray themselves as the cavalry riding to the rescue of residents of Flint, Mich. It turns out they were walking, and slowly, at that. Local, state and federal officials deserve severe criticism for what happened in Flint. In essence, efforts to save ...

Clinton is the very disaster she’s told us to watch out for

Hillary Clinton as president would not only be bad for America and bad for Pennsylvania — She would be a catastrophe for our region as well. Clinton and her mentor on energy issues, President Barack Obama, have convinced many Americans the only real victims will be coal miners and their ...

HB 1538 does not have public interest in mind

Police in our country are trusted with an important, yet often dangerous and difficult task. They must — in real time — make decisions about how threatening a person or situation is and react accordingly to enforce the law and protect citizens. But law enforcement officers are ...

Winning the battle in Mosul is not enough; terrorists must be eliminated

Iraqi officials announced during the weekend that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway. Good. It is about time.Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the last major bastion of the IS in that country. No doubt the terrorists will fight hard ...

House bill would restrict access to basic coroner information

House Bill 297, which would prevent timely access to name, cause and manner of death of an individual, is slated for a vote today by the state Senate Local Government Committee. The bill has already passed the state House and, if amended as proposed, it will prevent public access to critical ...

Increase in high school graduation rate can only help our country

In what is admittedly an increasingly rare occurrence, we were glad to hear something President Barack Obama announced Monday - that our country's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 83.2 percent.And the news gets better.Graduation rates (from the 2010-11 school year ...

‘Deplorables’ in Clinton’s own party?

Clearly, some in Hillary Clinton's campaign for president believe the religious faith of some Americans - Roman Catholics - qualifies them for inclusion in what the candidate referred to as the "deplorables" who support her opponent, Donald Trump.Among email messages leaked from the campaign ...

Even with settlement, Mylan has made out well in predatory EpiPen pricing

People delighted to learn last week that Mylan Pharmaceuticals will pay the government $465 million to settle a dispute over EpiPens should consider two things:First, the entire EpiPen controversy is over Mylan's pricing of the devices. When the company bought rights to the EpiPen in 2007, it ...

‘Slick Hillary’ thought she could explain away email scandal

Hillary Clinton's advisers apparently thought her husband's ability to escape repercussions for his misdeeeds - one nickname for him was "Slick Willy" - had rubbed off on her. That could be one explanation for the apathy with which they initially viewed reports on her illegal use of private ...

Unless Clinton’s anti-coal stance is rejected soon, it will be too late

Too many Americans do not seem to be making an important connection between themselves, policies enforced by President Barack Obama and espoused by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.Many may understand, as Donald Trump, Clinton's opponent, put it, that Clinton is waging "war on energy." ...