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Editorials

Trump’s election may finally clear way for Keystone XL pipeline

Among the most blatantly political of President Barack Obama’s actions has been blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Upon taking office, President-elect Donald Trump should change that. Designed to bring Canadian oil to the United States, the pipeline has been under review for ...

Local officials should not be able to choose which laws they obey

If you are a school district that refuses to allow students to use the restroom of their choosing, you could be in big trouble. Your federal funding could be reduced or eliminated. But if you are a city proclaiming to illegal immigrants that you will help them dodge federal law, no problem. ...

US needs to be vigilant for attacks during presidential transition period

Leaders of other countries were not the only people overseas watching the U.S. presidential election last week. Many of them are concerned with maintaining good, if not friendly, relations with us. But others monitoring our leadership have no such desire. All they want to do is kill as many ...

Trump must unite divided country, restore faith in system of government

Finally, one of the most divisive presidential election campaigns in history is over. Now comes the task of restoring Americans’ faith in government to serve us, not special interests and big-government bureaucrats. Donald Trump’s victory in the election Tuesday was a clear indication ...

Now that election has passed, we must unite for good of our nation

Throughout the nation, approximately half of the people who had hoped to be elected to public office on Tuesday have been disappointed. So have their supporters. The aftermath of any election calls for a period of reconciliation. By their very nature, political campaigns aggravate the ...

Now that election is over, political signs are nothing more than eyesores

Let us hope the energy displayed by candidates for office and their supporters in placing the thousands of campaign signs that litter our area is matched by their speed in removing them. It has been impossible for weeks to travel anywhere without having one’s eyes assaulted by placards ...

Don’t allow divisive campaign to keep you from voting today

Congratulations to you all. You’ve made it to Election Day. It hasn’t been easy, especially with the seemingly never-ending stream of negative campaign ads bombarding every television program you try to watch. But today is finally the day. It would be hard to blame anyone for feeling ...

Cuba should not be allowed to take full advantage of US opening trade channels

Both Americans and Cubans would benefit from normalization of relations between our two countries, President Barack Obama vowed two years ago. Then, despite concerns expressed by many Democrats and Republicans in Congress, Obama proceeded to lift many of the diplomatic, economic and social ...

Stance on issues makes Toomey the right choice

Control of the U.S. Senate may be determined by the outcome of the Pennsylvania Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. With stakes that high and this being 2016, the campaign for the seat has been expensive — $34 million spent by the two ...