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Editorials

Federal Reserve was right to be proactive with interest rate cut

Keeping economic growth going can be tougher than kick-starting it in the first place. With the nation’s unemployment rate at historic lows — better than ever for some segments of the workforce — the challenge now is to maintain the pace. Most Federal Reserve Board members recognize ...

Many who believe US is the enemy on climate change need to look in the mirror

Curious, is it not, that the major industrial power doing the most to battle climate change is the target of the bulk of criticism regarding that concern? With a new general session of the United Nations underway, multiple world leaders are citing worry about a range of issues. In fairness ...

Personal finance classes fit schools’ mission to prepare students for life

Those who believe our schools should teach practical knowledge in addition to academic subjects should be ecstatic over a bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate. Erie County Republican state Sen. Dan Laughlin proposed the legislation that would allow high school students to to ...

For the foreseeable future, any realistic energy plan must include fossil fuels

Officials in Saudi Arabia have said damage from an attack on oil production facilities a couple weekends ago is being repaired quickly. By Wednesday, about half the production capacity affected had been restored. Still, the interruption in exports from the oil-rich kingdom ought to serve as ...

Women having fewer abortions is good news – no matter your politics

No doubt recent news about abortions will become a political football within days. It ought to be viewed as one of the great public health triumphs of the past few decades. Abortions have become less common in the United States than at any time since they became legal, through a U.S. Supreme ...

The American left is completely insane

It’s September 2019, and here’s where we are: The political left in this country is completely insane. Elected Democrats are demonstrably incompetent. Democrats running for president warn constantly that President Trump is teetering on the verge of totalitarian fascism, all the while ...

First ladies almost always work quietly for the good of America

Whether the exquisite furniture in the Blue Room at the White House is genuine antiques or department-store reproductions is nowhere near as important as, say, the war in Afghanistan. And whether the wallpaper in the Red Room is refurbished or, at high cost, replaced has no effect on the ...

Tuesday’s arrests show we must always be vigilant to protect our kids

Tuesday was a horrible day for people many youngsters see as role models. On Tuesday afternoon, Felipe Vazquez, a star pitcher for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, was arrested and charged with (among other things) possession of child pornography and statutory sexual assault. On ...