Their view: What will it take to put sensible limits on guns?

WASHINGTON — If you ever had any doubt about the insensitivity of the U. S. Congress to the tragedy around it, it has been dispelled by the push to expand gun rights in the aftermath of two of the worst mass murders in the nation’s history. One of these slaughters of the innocent of course […]

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Their view: A women’s movement — or moment?

“The Silence Breakers” are Time magazine’s Person of the Year. The voices of women are ascendant. Clearly, we’re in the midst of a new and genuine cultural movement. Unless we’re actually not. Sexual harassers are falling from grace in some parts of America, but meanwhile the deep-red state of Alabama is enduring a special election […]

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Their view: The value of undergraduate research opportunities cannot be overstated

To many of us, the term “research” signifies equal parts complex chemical or mathematical equations and space-age technology with the search for the unknown. It stretches the knowledge of scientists and scholars, alike, enabling them to understand nature, complex diseases, ancient history and some things you can only imagine. In many instances, that person would […]

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Their view: Trump is a no-show in the fight against opioids

The opioid epidemic should command focused attention even from our policy-averse president. It’s America’s worst drug crisis, especially severe in the working-class and rural communities that supported President Donald Trump. Its solution involves spending money, which supposedly doesn’t faze Trump, and tougher actions against drug companies, which he’s vowed to take. More than 175 Americans […]

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Our View: Wilkes-Barre’s police, firefighters proved brave again this week

Diamonds galore to Wilkes-Barre police, firefighters, and all the other area rescuers who helped them during what turned out to be an extremely busy week. It started with the river rescue of a pregnant teen who jumped off the Market Street Bridge last Saturday. On Tuesday, firefighters and medical personnel helped evacuate about 150 people […]

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Their view: The right not to design a cake

Say you are a gay couple and are wonderfully excited because the two of you bought a bakery and are making good money at something you enjoy. One day, however, this guy comes in and wants a cake for a rally against gay marriages. He asks for a design celebrating this event, and you say […]

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Their view: Trump makes sure the rich get richer

WASHINGTON — And unto you good tidings of great joy, all ye tax preparers and accountants. For you have been given a great gift likely to double or triple your earnings next year. And we won’t even mention your clients. Ooh la la. As for you, middle-class property owners in high-tax states, woe is unto […]

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Their view: You’re doing Christmas all wrong

‘Tis the season to be judgmental, so let me say this: The way you decorate for Christmas is weird. I don’t care for it and, frankly, I’m not sure what you were thinking. You’re likely asking what in the name of properly decked halls makes me the arbiter of Christmas decorating excellence. It’s simple: The […]

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Their View: Go ahead, Mitt; challenge Hatch and start fight over Trump

Love him or hate him (I’m admittedly in the first camp), Mitt Romney is a gentleman. That’s why he’s waiting patiently for senior Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch — in office more than 40 years — to decide on retirement before jumping into the 2018 Utah senate race. It’s admirable. It’s also time for Romney […]

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Their View: GOP tax plan goes from bad to worse

In their rush to pass something, anything, that they can call “tax reform,” congressional Republicans have achieved the impossible. They have made an awful plan even worse. The first thing to note about the bill the Senate passed in last Saturday’s wee hours is that it is not — by any reasonable definition of the […]

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