Nearly two years in, the pandemic is still in control of the economy.
Prior to joining the Biden 2020 presidential ticket, Kamala Harris was polling around 2% — among Democrats — never making it to that first primary, so it comes as no surprise that her most recent poll numbers are even lower than President Biden’s.
There is a guy I wave to every day when I drive home. He is usually out in his yard, and I presume we don’t have a heck of a lot in common, but we wave and smile and he knows I see him. I acknowledge him as a person as he sees me — and not our differences, not our disagreements, our politics…
The Beatles sang, “All you need is Love,” and then they broke up. Captain and Tennille couldn’t keep it together as their number one song about promising their love for one another proclaimed. I venture to guess that our stressed-out culture could use a healthy supply of love, sweet love, no…
WASHINGTON — The United States is one of just seven out of 198 countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Two of the others are China and North Korea. By contrast, 39 out of 42 of European nations — including France and Germany — bar elective abortions at 15 weeks o…
Not all, but most
No matter where we go, it’s impossible to escape inflation. The gas pump. The grocery store. The Christmas tree farm. No matter how uncomfortable or politically inconvenient, it’s an inevitable truth that everything we buy these days costs more.
COVID-19 vaccines are an effective tool in protecting people from serious illness and death. Vaccine passports, however, are a terribly misguided policy that should be resisted and/or rescinded. Here’s why.
Owned by the rich
More than a year after President Joe Biden carried Pennsylvania by more than 80,000 votes in the most highly scrutinized and repeatedly verified election in state history, state Senate Republicans plan to spend at least $270,000 of public money on a partisan rehash.
Political purity is poisoning our nation.
According to Gallup, on the issue of crime, President Joe Biden is 18 points underwater. While 57% of Americans disapprove of how he is handling crime, only 39% approve.
Not in four years
For months, but what to most Americans might seem like years, the word “infrastructure” has been running a close second to “COVID-19” and its horrible toll of sickness and death.
Show some pride
A national constitution ought to reflect a society’s fundamental values by defining a set of legal principles that can be periodically adjusted in order to reflect a society’s changing mores, culture and technology. By that standard, our Constitution is woefully out of date.
Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Republican legislators are promoting a bill to end this distinction in favor of permitless carrying — so-called “constitutional…
To the editor: The predictable apoplectic reaction by the “dead”stream media and their Democratic masters to Mr. Rittenhouse’s acquittal was certainly no surprise. Trial by theatrics versus facts failed — they didn’t get the outcome they wanted.
Despite a groundswell of awareness of the alarming epidemic of violence against Native American women, federal law enforcement has been slow to step up to the crisis.
Virginia and New Jersey’s recent elections should have been a landslide.
According to the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication, 71% of all Pennsylvanians believe global warming is happening and a majority think our representatives should address this issue. In Pennsylvania, the major source of greenhouse gas pollution is the burning of fossil fuels for t…
WASHINGTON — As someone who served six years in the White House, I have a deep respect for the office of the presidency — even when I don’t particularly like or respect the current occupant. So when chants of “F—- Joe Biden!” began to spontaneously erupt at college football games, National F…
Gadfly politician and erstwhile “patriot” Frank Scavo, of Old Forge, stood on the U.S. courthouse steps in Scranton in September and incongruously brandished a pocket copy of the Constitution after pleading guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Congress. Monday, he received wha…
This week, a 39-year-old Black man in Waukesha, Wisconsin, plowed a maroon Ford Escape into a Christmas parade of children and older women. Five people were killed and another 48 were injured. The motive of the suspect is unknown; if the media have their way, it will remain that way. The med…
Fifty-eight years ago today, on the last full day of his life, President John F. Kennedy arrived in San Antonio for the first leg of a trip designed to mend a rift between Texas’ conservative and liberal Democrats that threatened his 1964 re-election. His purpose in San Antonio was to dedica…
While Donald Trump was president, the left and their puppets in the media told us he was a bully and feigned outrage at his “mean” tweets. But today, voters across America are seeing that whatever Democrats accuse others of, they are often guilty of themselves.
To the editor: This holiday season, my family will gather around the table and give thanks for our God-given gifts.
Facts don’t lie
It’s been less than a year since Jan. 6, 2021, and we have not even declared it a national holiday. That could be because there’s nothing to celebrate. Plus, there’s a bunch of long weekends already squeezed in a short space of time. Besides, we’ll get to a four-day workweek soon enough, and…
Some people might believe that what is to follow in this editorial would be positioned better on a sports page rather than an opinion page. After all, the editorial deals with a sports-related incident.
Barring some act of God, the Democratic Party is going to get crushed in the midterms.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating has plummeted to 28%, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll.
To the editor: For at least the past month now, the mainstream media has been hammering the Biden administration ad nauseum claiming the president’s agenda is causing inflation.
Not Biden’s fault
The towns and boroughs of Central Pennsylvania are about to get millions upon millions of federal dollars, thanks to President Biden’s “American Rescue Plan Act,” and local officials are salivating over how they will spend the money.
As you prepare to anchor around that Thanksgiving Day table don’t forget to throw a lifeline to the leftists of the family.
As a recently retired person in central Pennsylvania, here are some of the questions that keep me up nights: Will the retirement accounts, personal savings, Social Security and Medicare benefits I am now counting on to support me for the rest of my life, through sickness and health, really b…
To the editor: Adding more economic pain to the skyrocketing inflation that’s running wild, Medicare Part B monthly premiums will increase by $21.60 starting in January 2022. The current $148.50 will jump to $170.10. That’s a whopping 14.5 percent increase, the largest increase in its history.
Allegheny County Council is once again considering a bill to ban natural gas drilling under county parks. And once again, we believe the move is misguided.
To the editor: We are at a point that we no longer face a political question of left and right but a moral question of right and wrong. We have a political party that has gone off the rails by supporting a man that will not accept the results of an election, encourages followers to carry out…
The jury has spoken. City Councilmember Bobby Henon has been convicted on nine counts in a federal bribery trial. How much longer will he continue to get his taxpayer-funded paycheck?
According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was a white supremacist. According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was an active shooter. According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was a murderer.
It is no surprise that a man who treats his own citizens so brutally should use others ruthlessly. Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, has jailed opposition leaders and arrested tens of thousands for protesting against last year’s highly dubious election; many were beaten and tor…
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- Storm charged again with felony wiretapping offenses
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- Woman charged with stealing handgun, drug offenses
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- Judith Ann 'Jude' (Schramm) Kurtz
- Dr. John J.P. Baksi
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- Andrea D. Burchette