Opinion

Double standard

Letters to the Editor

I love the campaign ad by Rebuilding America Now Pac about using American steel again. My father worked at Crucible Steel in Midland, Pa., in the '60s and '70s. That job afforded him to raise a family of four girls while my mother stayed home. It was the foundation of our family. Our dad made ...

Taking responsibility

Editorials

Coal miners understand taking responsibility for one's actions. They also share a concern in watching out for one's co-workers.Some of those retired from the mines must be bewildered that so many in federal government do not have those values.For decades, mining coal was among the most ...

U.S. can help the elephants

Editorials

Elephants seem to be doing well in some African countries, but they are being slaughtered by poachers at an alarming rate in others.The total population of African elephants is declining at a rate of 8 percent a year, according to a recent study. At that rate, they will become an endangered ...

We can’t ignore terrorism

Editorials

During a visit to Bangladesh last week, Secretary of State John Kerry had some advice for the press: Stop scaring people. Cut back on those reports of terrorist atrocities.Kerry - who, incidentally, was in Bangladesh to seek more help in the war against terrorists - had this to say about the ...

Woman should have been saved

Editorials

Tierne Ewing told her father she feared her husband, Kevin, would kill her. He had beaten her severely many times, he father told a reporter.Last Tuesday night, police found her body inside a barn in Washington County, Pa. It appeared she had been shot to death. Near her was her husband, who ...

Ohioans wiser this time around

Editorials

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It is advice clearly being taken to heart by voters in Ohio.Liberal organizations had hoped they could elect former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to the U.S. Senate this fall. But the Democratic candidate has not gained traction against ...

Make it a safe Labor Day

Editorials

When Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, it was designated as a day for America to honor its workers and their contributions to our country.The nature of the holiday has changed significantly since its inception. We still pay tribute to our workforce, but the day also serves as the ...

Another blip of email truth

Editorials

If the State Department continues its foot-dragging over release of emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, information detrimental to her run for president will not come out until after the election.One more tantalizing hint of why so many of her emails ...

Single-payer system looms

Editorials

President Barack Obama's signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacare. Millions are finding their health care options limited, despite the president's assurances that if we like ...

Union vote

Letters to the Editor

Editor:Hello, Blue Collar workers of America: I'm writing this letter to the media for all of us.Who am I? Really, no one of any worldly standards, I'm a Christian first, an American second and a union supporter, third.First, let us deal with the issues facing our families regarding the ...