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Their view: A liberal goes to a Trump country Thanksgiving

Another Thanksgiving, another season of bracing for dinnertime conversation with your favorite right-wing uncle. Or so the shopworn liberal trope would have it. Let’s pause to imagine the other half of the story, which somehow manages to get overlooked by the media. * * * HILLSBORO, Ohio — The aroma of turkey wafts from the […]

Comments - 5:40 pm

Their view: Trump should keep the ban on elephant trophies

Big-game hunting was once a glamorous pursuit that inspired admiration of its practitioners. Ernest Hemingway went to Africa to shoot lions, rhinoceroses, leopards and other animals. On their safaris, Theodore Roosevelt and his son killed over 500 animals, including hippos and zebras. But those days are gone. Today, to be photographed grinning over a majestic […]

Comments - 5:32 pm

Their view: Times have changed, for politicians and press

WASHINGTON — Back in the 70s, I was attending an annual editor’s meeting when I was asked in a confidential session what I was working on. At the time, I was a managing editor for investigations for Scripps Howard Newspapers. I replied that I didn’t feel comfortable with providing many details at that point but […]

Comments - 4:16 pm - updated: 9:44 pm.

Their view: A middle-class tax cut? Hardly

President Trump and his Republicans are still trying to sell their tax bill as a “middle class tax cut.” The middle class isn’t buying it — but that won’t stop Congress from passing some version of their plan. The GOP’s tax proposal was always going to be a hard sell. Its centerpiece is a deep […]

Comments - 4:44 pm

Their view: Moment of reckoning for swinish behavior is here

I believe many things these days, chief among them the fact that we’re in a moment of reckoning for men who for too long have held the levers of power and assumed that gave them the right to be awful. I believe we need more women in charge, and fast. Men have had their chance […]

Comments - 3:40 pm

Your view: Don’t allow local police to use radar

Arming local cops with radar guns, should be voted down. Despite 30 years of technological innovations, radar still suffers from the same reliability and performance issues that have made it unacceptable as evidence in a court of law. A research study states that radar cannot meet the requirements of the Daubert test, which is a […]

Comments - 3:38 pm

Their view: Bible offers no excuse for Moore

It’s funny how you can spend your whole life thinking you’re an expert in something and then-bam!-find out you’re wrong. For example, I’m a Catholic born and bred, and can recite most prayers backward, forward and in Latin, but I had no idea until this past week that the Virgin Mary met St. Joseph in […]

Comments - 11:07 pm

Our View: Conversation about voting machine upgrades overdue

Diamonds to Luzerne County Election Director Marisa Crispell for being up-front and transparent about issues with electronic voting machines. For old-timers, hearing the machines purchased in 2006 are already showing their age is likely further proof they just don’t make things the way they used to, particularly considering those antique manual booths they replaced seemed […]

Comments - 7:00 pm

Hararssment goes beyond the famous

With each new allegation that yet another powerful man harassed or abused his colleagues, I find myself thinking about the women we’re not hearing from. I don’t mean the third or eighth or 20th actress who declines — for whatever reason — to add her voice to the chorus against a predatory producer or creepy […]

Comments - 6:51 pm - updated: 7:02 pm.

Their View: Technology is changing the truck driver landscape

There seems to be a disconnect between the shortage of long-haul truck drivers and the number of people who are currently unemployed. Even in a period of rapid job growth, a steady job that requires only a high school education, while providing a relatively good salary and benefits, should attract workers. Long-distance truck drivers earn […]

Comments - 7:20 pm

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