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Editorials

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 ...

Rafferty, Brown, Voit each deserve your vote

When it comes to general elections, some of the most often overlooked political races involve those for the state-level row offices of Attorney General, Auditor General and Treasurer. The fact they are often overlooked makes them no less important, as these three offices play a key role in ...

Marino has proven his worth to constituents

When it comes to hard-charging congressmen who aren't afraid to tell it like it is, it's hard to surpass U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10th District. A former county prosecutor and U.S. attorney, Marino is arguably one of the hardest working individuals on Capitol Hill. Now, as he seeks re-election ...

Harris, Irvin and Benninghoff are worthy of your vote

With so much attention focused on the presidential race heading into next week's general election, we want to make sure our readers remember that three of the state representatives who serve the Juniata Valley are also up for re-election this time around. They are: In the 171st District, state ...

We need to see real numbers, not cherry-picked figures from EPA

Big-government politicians at the Environmental Protection Agency love to brag about how many lives their new rules will save, how many illnesses will be prevented and how much money will be saved. They stretch rules of analysis to and sometimes beyond the breaking point to inflate their ...

Clinton will just be Obama’s ‘third term’ if elected

It has become more apparent than ever that on issues that worry most Americans, presidential candidate Donald Trump is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. Consider just three issues: Immigration: Trump intends to deport about two million illegal immigrants with criminal histories. He ...

Why were three boys allowed to die before someone finally stepped in?

In July 2014, Brittany Pilkington, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, smothered her 3-month-old son, Niall. She told authorities she didn’t know what caused his death. In April 2015, Pilkington smothered her 4-year-old son, Gavin. She told authorities much the same story. In August 2015, ...

Trade pacts are good for working people, provide they are fair

Many economists tell us one issue in the presidential campaign really should not be an issue. It is trade agreements with foreign countries. The more trade, the better, economists tell us. Agreements that foster sales of goods among countries are good for the U.S. workers, they say. In a ...