Our Opinion: Spread of Asian carp endangers major water system
When it comes to invasive species, Asian carp may not top the list. But they receive plenty of well-deserved attention for their harmful impact on the environment. And sadly, it may be a problem destined to grow even worse.
Our Opinion: New data suggests billions of potentially habitable worlds
How many planets similar to Earth are out there? Would you believe 8.8 billion?
Our Opinion: There’s no doubt Lawrence County is part of energy boom
The reality of the impact of shale gas in Lawrence County continues to take shape. This week, the New Castle News reported on progress regarding three separate gas lines now in the works.
Our Opinion: Tapping world leaders’ phones is not very smart
In the world of espionage, it’s hardly a secret that nations gather intelligence on each other. That’s true of both friends and adversaries. No matter how close nations are, at times they have competing interests.
Our Opinion: Obamacare stumbles over the basics of signups
Every new program is bound to have a few glitches. But what’s happening right now with the nation’s new health insurance program and online signup efforts is disturbing. And it creates uncertainty regarding the entire concept of health care reform.
Our Opinion: Study sees similarities in cookies and cocaine
Every now and then, we reach the conclusion that scientific researchers have way too much time on their hands. Take the report circulating this week that equates the eating of Oreos with cocaine addiction. Despite any supporting evidence, we think it’s ridiculous.
Our Opinion: Congress votes to keep government going, but problems persist
A few thoughts about Wednesday’s votes in Congress to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling:
Our Opinion: Brinksmanship over default carries high risks
Whenever the United States government borrows money, it does so at very low interest rates. And the reason is simple: In the marketplace, interest rates are heavily influenced by the ability of the borrower to repay.
Our Opinion: New Castle employee lacks focus on community
When Matthew Staniszewski was hired as New Castle’s economic development director, we had reservations. It wasn’t just that Staniszewski lacked the educational background that was advertised as necessary for the position, he had other problems.
Our Opinion: Will Legislature boost funding? Will the public buy it?
It’s uncertain whether the Pennsylvania House will pass a bill to boost transportation spending next week. Plenty of people in and out of government hope it does.
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