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Opinion

Bringing downtown back

Editorials

The village of Lisbon is considering legislation that deserves notice from every town wanting to breathe new life into a downtown business district. A survey conducted by Town Center Associates, a consulting firm hired by council and the chamber of commerce to revitalize the downtown found ...

The FDA needs new leadership

Editorials

One of the villains in last year’s scandal over EpiPens sold by Mylan Pharmaceuticals was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as we pointed out. That agency is about to get a new director. Public outrage focused on Mylan for its pricing of the EpiPen, a device used to inject a drug that ...

Many failures at Penn State

Editorials

Had two former Penn State University officials done the right thing, some children might have been spared the ongoing pain of having been sexually abused. Apparently, the university’s football program was more important to the two. Former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, 67, and ...

Don’t hold your breath

Editorials

President Donald Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion a year. He is right to point out the armed forces need better equipment. But before shoveling that much money into the military-industrial-political complex, Trump and Congress ought to mount a surprise attack on defense ...

Why we celebrate Sunshine Week

Editorials

For more than two centuries, the bedrock of our liberty and prosperity as Americans has been our right to know what is going on around us and to discuss it freely. Our nation’s founders believed that was so important that when they wrote the Bill or Rights, they made freedom of speech the ...

Defeat not good enough for IS

Editorials

Since former President George W. Bush’s infamous “mission accomplished” moment celebrating what some viewed as defeat of Islamic terrorism, Americans have learned to our dismay that wiping out the scourge will not be easy. Another reminder of that was received last week, from Iraqi ...

Pelosi does an about-face

Editorials

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ripped a Republican proposal to replace Obamacare not long after the bill’s contents were released. Americans don’t know enough about the bill, Pelosi insisted. Why, “without a (Congressional Budget Office) score to ...

The repeal and replace push

Editorials

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., earned fame for dismissing concerns about Obamacare in 2010 by advising that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it....” At the time, Pelosi was speaker of the House and passing the Affordable ...

Spring forward, and also check your smoke detector

Editorials

Daylight-saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour. While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking smoke detector batteries in ...

A full investigation is needed

Editorials

Midway through his presidency, Barack Obama became so frustrated with news leaks in the White House that he authorized the Justice Department to harass — and that is the appropriate word — scores of Associated Press reporters. Government operatives secretly seized records from their home, ...