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A needless fight over open records job

Gov. Tom Wolf has an ambitious agenda he wants to enact and a Legislature chock-full of Republicans who might not be inclined to see things his way. Clearly, he needs to pick his fights carefully.

Editorial voices from elsewhere

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States as compiled by the Associated Press:

A motivated student is a joy to teach

It’s often said that quitting smoking is impossible without a desire to quit smoking. In the same way, you aren’t likely to be taught anything if you don’t want to learn. That’s why motivation is so important to education, and too often, schoolchildren and even college...

Even convicted killers have freedom of speech

Let’s be clear from the start that we have no sympathy for the supposed plight of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

A new party, built on piles of cash

For about as long as most of us can remember, Americans have yearned for a third major political party, believing it would somehow cure everything they find distasteful in the quarreling and ideological bloodletting between the two major parties.

The hardest message to receive

Bill Cosby was once beloved and believed to be almost beyond reproach, but for the last couple of months an odor as overpowering as a rendering plant on a July afternoon has followed him around, thanks to the increasing number of allegations that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted women at...

Create a plan for Mather coal site

Last week, we reported the Greene County Industrial Development Authority is in the discussion stages of developing a strategy to determine possible uses for the Mather coal refuse dump once reclamation work at the site is completed.

Short on rhetoric, long on results

Kudos to state Rep. Pam Snyder for prodding the state Department of Transportation to make changes at three Greene County intersections where safety concerns have been raised.


Letters

C-M wrestling brothers not mentioned

I have just read Bill DiFabio’s (Jan. 25) article on most successful brother acts from a few schools. Maybe Mr. DiFabio should have done a research paper on the these. He absolutely left out two of the most successful families, the Rothkas and O’Daniels.

The public interest under assault

In Paul Krugman’s Jan. 22 “facts don’t matter”commentary, on the emotional denial of environmental, health, and economic realities by the right, he says Republican rage is “bound up with rejecting any role for government that serves the public interest.”...

How to survive an economic apocalypse

How can we survive if economic collapse comes to America?

Resign before you run

Anyone who is interested in running for a political office who is already serving as an elected official in another capacity should be required to resign that position.

The same old game

Here we go again. Gov. Tom Wolf is going to play the same old Democratic Party game.

A longer shadow

It was a good cartoon by Tim Hartman on the long shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky scandal that appeared in the Jan. 20 newspaper.

A sufficent punishment

I read with disgust the Jan. 20 letter from Bob Sabot about the decision by Washington County Common Pleas Judge Valarie Costanzo not to accept the plea agreement of Joshua Rush, a Washington police officer. What does Sabot feel would be a fair and just punishment?

Already playing favorites

I agree with Dee Donaldson’s Thursday letter expressing disappointment with former state Sen. Tim Solobay’s appointment as the state fire commissioner.


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