Our Opinion: Examination of Sandusky case hurt by email deletions
How long should government keep records before throwing them away? It’s a question that became more than academic in Pennsylvania, in light of the Jerry Sandusky saga.
Our Opinion: Planning land use can be a difficult process
Whenever a Pennsylvania community considers the creation of a zoning ordinance, it’s an opportunity for self-assessment.
Our Opinion: Action needed to prevent taxpayer losses at Sylvan Heights
Should New Castle taxpayers subsidize the operations of Sylvan Heights Golf Course? Our answer is a flat-out, simple no.
Our Opinion: Borrowing will increase, but issues remain
Leadership in the Republican Party threw in the towel this week over any battle related to the nation’s debt ceiling. In remarkably subdued fashion, the House leadership allowed a vote to raise the debt ceiling to take place.
Opinion: Rather than admit discord, politicians point fingers
Anyone expecting immigration reform out of Washington should be prepared to wait. For a very long time.
Our Opinion: Public policy problems persist in Pulaski
The clashes among officials in Pulaski Township are continuing. At this week’s meeting, two supervisors — Sam Varano and Lori Sniezek — said they will not work as roadmasters at the $10-per-hour rate established for them last month by the township auditors.
Our Opinion: FDA plans new anti-smoking campaign aimed at teens
If you want to stop people from smoking, the best bet is to target them while they are young. That’s because smoking tends to be a habit picked up in youth. If people reach adulthood without smoking, chances are they never will start.
Our Opinion: Federal action needed to allow for medical testing of drug
In recent years there have been intriguing reports about possible medical benefits from marijuana. These are more than the claims that the drug may ease the symptoms of glaucoma or reduce nausea for chemotherapy patients.
Our Opinion: Government efforts to silence press are likely to backfire
People in positions of authority frequently find that a free press can be more than a little inconvenient. Consider the situation that erupted Tuesday night after President Obama’s State of the Union address, when a reporter asked New York Congressman Michael Grimm about campaign finance charges filed against one of his supporters.
Our Opinion: President’s annual address offers little inspiration
Six years into his presidency, Barack Obama is running out of time. And some would say out of steam. His annual State of the Union message — delivered to Congress and the American people Tuesday — offered little that was new.
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