Editorials

Setting minimum marriage age at 18 is a move that is long overdue

We think most reasonable people would agree that allowing an easy way for sexual predators to prey on children and human traffickers to flourish is completely intolerable. And yet, for the entirety of its existence, Pennsylvania has given those types of people just that because it has not set ...

State takeover of health insurance exchange may lead to much-needed savings

With as quickly as the cost of health care seems to rise these days, any move that results in lower insurance premiums for consumers should be met with overwhelming support. It’s why we are behind a bipartisan initiative in the state legislature for Pennsylvania to take over the online ...

Searching for a political win is doing more harm than good

Understand this about the $4.5 billion Democrats in Congress refused to grant President Donald Trump’s administration: It could have prevented an enormous amount of suffering among the very people leaders of the party claim to defend: illegal immigrants. Trump had included the request in a ...

Choosing personal ambition over the good of the nation is not a wise choice

No nation, especially one as attractive as ours in terms of liberty, safety and prosperity, can survive long without some firm policy on immigration. By definition, the “open borders” crowd refuses to accept that. So do those in favor of mass amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the ...

‘Open borders’ policy would be nothing short of disastrous for US

No nation, especially one as attractive as ours in terms of liberty, safety and prosperity, can survive long without some firm policy on immigration. By definition, the “open borders” crowd refuses to accept that. So do those in favor of mass amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the ...

It is past time for Supreme Court to reconsider abortion issue

For most Americans, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land regarding abortion. Handed down in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ruling placed the federal government firmly in charge of regulating whether and in what circumstances women can have their pregnancies terminated. But for the ...

As temperatures rise, be mindful of leaving pets in unattended vehicles

As the official beginning of summer approaches, summer-like temperatures are already making appearances. That also means that the interior of your vehicle, when left unattended, can quickly become oven-like, which makes it no place for pets. And this year, law enforcement in Pennsylvania has ...

Believe it or not, there are some things more important than reality TV

When severe and dangerous weather is approaching, it’s the job of local news outlets — especially TV stations, most of which employ full-time meteorologists — to let us know what is likely to happen and when. And, yes, sometimes that means having to interrupt whatever happens to be on ...

Release of Lindh was slap in face to those we honored on Memorial Day

One wonders why anyone in the U.S. justice system thought Thursday, less than a week before Americans honor those who died defending our freedom, was a good time to release John Walker Lindh from prison. Lindh, the “American Taliban,” spent more than 17 years in prison after being ...

Remember the families of the fallen this Memorial Day

The military sacrifices made in this nation are not borne by the servicemen and servicewomen alone. The families of those who serve in our Armed Forces, especially the parents, spouses and children, must deal with the constant worry in the backs of their minds that their son or daughter, ...