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Editorials

NBA afraid to stand against China because money talks

Proving yet again that social media often does more harm than good, the National Basketball Association finds itself in a standoff with the Chinese government over a tweet sent by a member of the Houston Rockets front office that was supportive of the anti-government protestors in Hong ...

With impeachment cat out of bag, inquiry needs to be done thoroughly

It seems few days have gone by recently without some new revelation regarding the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry that targets President Donald Trump. Clearly, the president and some of his allies used their positions in efforts to advance Trump’s political prospects. Whether ...

Ethiopian Airlines whistleblower is deserving of asylum in US

Not all whistleblowers are involved in the attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. Some are worried about a more critical matter — the safety of airline passengers. Ethiopian Airlines former chief engineer, Yonas Yeshanew, is seeking asylum in the United States after resigning from his ...

Impeachment hearings shouldn’t distract Congress from other issues

Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are speculating they are not. Recall that just a few weeks ago, in the wake of more mass murders, lawmakers vowed to debate steps to reduce the likelihood of ...

More needs to be done to keep e-cigs out of hands of children

It has been suggested by some that the current scare over e-cigarettes is overblown. Though hundreds of Americans have been hospitalized with respiratory ailments linked to “vaping” and a few have died, calls to ban the products are not realistic, critics say. But there is a valid, ...

California law is wrong way to go about rewarding college athletes

George Orwell called it “Newspeak.” We often laugh at the way government redefines the meaning of words, and “Fair Pay to Play,” the recently passed California law that is now being discussed in our state legislature, certainly turns the dictionary on its ear. Athletes choose ...

‘Alternatives’ alone cannot be relied upon to meet our energy needs

Fans of “alternative energy” — more on the quote marks in a moment — have begun worrying aloud about President Donald Trump’s aversion to wind power. They fear it will affect federal energy policy. It should not, of course, though it did during former President Barack Obama’s ...

Pennsylvania is not ready for legalized recreational marijuana use

Gov. Tom Wolf says “Pennsylvania is ready for this.” He is referring to the legalization of recreational use of marijuana, which he says the Pennsylvania General Assembly should go forward with. We do not share his sentiments and hope the leaders of the Republican majority in the ...

FDA needs to address latest health scare more expeditiously

A new public health scare has surfaced, and this one has nothing to do with e-cigarettes and vaping. Instead, it involves millions of people who take drugs to reduce the amount of acid in their digestive tracts. A very popular over-the-counter drug, Zantac, has been taken off the shelves by ...

Goose Day is a good day for the Juniata Valley

On Sunday, another Goose Day came and went in the Juniata Valley. And while plenty of people out there took the opportunity to eat some goose — which, according to legend means they won’t want for money all year round — there are plenty of others who haven’t yet gotten in on the ...