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Lynch has reason to smile regarding how Clinton probe is being handled

June 22, 2016 President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president did not compromise the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Clinton, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunda. more »»

Solutions designed to prevent tragedy must be effective, not easy

June 21, 2016 In the rush to do something about people like Omar Mateen, mistakes are going to be made. more »»

Obama’s reasoning for semantics just doesn’t add up

June 18, 2016 President Barack Obama refuses to use phrases such as “radical Islam” or even “Islamic terrorists.” What would that accomplish, he asked rhetorically in angry comments on the matter. more »»

The press is not a public relations firm

June 17, 2016 A pair of events in the past few days has greatly concerned us and, we should hope, all others in the journalism profession. more »»

Obama’s policies continue to hinder economic recovery

June 16, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»

Obama’s proposed tax increase on oil got resounding rejection it deserved

June 15, 2016 President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax increase on oil deserved what it got Friday — a 253-144 vote against it in the House of Representatives. The Senate should follow suit. more »»

Immediate politicization of tragedy must stop

June 14, 2016 There’s a saying in politics that may explain why elected officials are so reviled by many in our culture. “Never let a crisis go to wast. more »»

Food recalls no joke, FDA needs to take immediate action

June 13, 2016 We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.. more »»

Another example of the ‘most transparent administration’ ever

June 11, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration has been in full campaign mode for Hillary Clinton for some time. more »»

Homeland Security officials need to be on high alert for terror attacks

June 10, 2016 In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification. more »»

Schools should find way to recognize graduates entering military service

June 9, 2016 Recently we’re sure you’ve heard about various students around the country wishing to show their commitment to service by wearing a military uniform during high school graduation ceremonie. more »»

Fight against IS needs to make sure there is no propaganda victory

June 8, 2016 Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic — use of human shields. more »»

Ali is a legend because he was a champion

June 7, 2016 Many are legends because they were a champion. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday night at the age of 74, is proof of that. more »»

Outcome of combat in Fallujah could mean less dependence on US

June 6, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

Do your part to lessen TSA screening headaches as much as possible

June 4, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Take the next step forward, not back

June 3, 2016 This time last week, it seemed that Mifflin County Commissioner Steve Dunkle, Mifflin County Library Director Molly Kinney and Library Board President Brett Rogers were at an impasse in a dispute... more »»

True test of character is what’s done when others aren’t watching

June 2, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified tha. more »»

There may not be snow, but summer driving has its own hazards

June 1, 2016 Now that Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, many folks are beginning to think about hitting the highway for a summer road trip. more »»

Clinton’s emails still ‘smoking’

May 31, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

To honor those who sacrificed all

May 30, 2016 Technology has made war seem like a video game to some Americans. We read of remote-controlled “drones” killing our enemies. We watch videotapes of “smart” bombs blowing up bunkers. more »»



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