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Opinion

What I want in an American president

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want a president that I can trust and look up to ... ... that is a role model for youth who may aspire to government office. ... that is of good moral character. ... that gives us facts and not opinions. ... that accepts differences in those around him/her and can ...

Can there be a ‘new normal’ of responsible federal spending?

Editorials

Members of Congress and the White House had no realistic option but to approve about $3 trillion in emergency spending to battle COVID-19’s devastating impact on the economy. Even more federal money may have to be appropriated for the purpose. But last week, we were reminded of another ...

The gang at Louie’s picks their presidential horses

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “Well, gents,” said Ted, “it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. We can’t let this election go by without giving somebody a chance to make a few bucks on a good guess.” This was in Louie’s the other day. The place was full; the guys had the raised ...

Readers’ opinions

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: These letters are in response to a letter from David Faust published in our Sept. 7 edition. Sad but true, but here are the rest of the facts To the editor: President Ronald Reagan invaded the island of Grenada along with a coalition of six Caribbean nations on Oct. 25, ...

Ending Census counting early hurts states with rural populations

Editorials

Perhaps no Census during the past century has faced challenges like those in charge of the 2020 population count must find ways to overcome. Clearly, however, the indeed must develop solutions to the problem of counting Americans who may have been too preoccupied with staying well to respond ...

Food pantry is here to help thanks to generosity

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you for providing this forum to express appreciation and share information. These are the two purposes of this letter. A sure sign that fall is approaching at the Juniata County Food Pantry is the end of the Summer Backpack Program and the excitement of holiday ...

Was your vote rational or was it rationalized?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many of you chose to vote for Donald Trump because he wasn’t a “politician”; in as much as what you are doing when voting is hiring the person to do the job, let’s examine that sentiment. If you were, for example, hiring a lifeguard would you hire somebody that ...

You can vote, even by mail, but do it within the rules

Editorials

Concern over use of mail-in ballots for the November general election is building. Critics of the process fall into two categories: those who worry about vote fraud and those who insist many Americans may be “disenfranchised” by the system. Indeed, fraud is something of a concern — but ...