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Editorials

Number of good folks in the world vastly outnumber the bad

Evil never allows a good crisis to go to waste. So it is with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Already, U.S. Customs agents have seized a shipment of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits, shipped to Los Angeles International Airport from the United Kingdom. Someone decided to make a killing — ...

Following advice from experts on COVID-19 is in everyone’s interest

Have you ever tried to get a child who wasn’t your own to do something and that child responded with some form of “you can’t make me”? Something similar seems to be happening when it comes to some people — especially younger folks — regarding the guidelines for public interaction ...

Do what you can to help make this temporary situation a bit more palatable

It is easy, right now, to get little caught up in the anxiety that comes with the official effort to try to stem the spread of COVID-19. Certainly no one could be blamed for indulging in a little worry. But once we’ve got that out of our system, life is going to look very different for most ...

Finding ways to pass free time during shutdown is healthy for body and mind

As the coronavirus outbreak seems to disrupt our lives more and more each day, more and more folks find themselves essentially stuck at home with not much to do. As the coronavirus outbreak seems to disrupt our lives more and more each day, more and more folks find themselves essentially ...

As coronavirus outbreak continues, let us remember 2 important things

As we in Pennsylvania now must confront the pandemic of coronavirus head on, it is important to remember to do two things. The first is listen to the experts. No, that’s not that guy you met one time in junior high you’re now Facebook friends with. The experts are the folks from the ...

Don’t overreact to short-term stock market downturn

If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401K will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the month that ...

Don’t cross line between concern over coronavirus and hysteria

As the World Health Organization recently bestowed pandemic status on the coronavirus outbreak, the speed at which news relating to it has broken reached a truly dizzying pace on Wednesday. We learned that many colleges and universities — including several in Pennsylvania like Penn State ...

US, its allies need to work to get Kim regime to collapse from within

It is tempting sometimes to view North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un as the little dictator who cried missile. Unfortunately, he gets away with his saber rattling too often. He did it again earlier this month, ordering his military to fire three short-range rockets off the country’s east ...

Getting a flu shot is important to not only your health but others’ as well

Other than avoiding people who may have been traveling internationally, there is not much you can do to avoid catching COVID-19, the coronavirus variety that has been in the headlines. There is something you can do to avoid coming down with common influenza, however: Get a flu shot. Doing ...