Their view: Democrats must confront mistreatment of women

Though Republicans have been on the political hot seat because of credible allegations about sexual assault, child predation and harassment hanging over Alabama’s Roy Moore and the U.S. Senate seat he wants, only Democrats can turn what feels like a moment into a movement. For that to happen, they will have to do something they […]

Comments - 4:52 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

Remember When: Neighborhood shopping districts had everything for holidays

With Black Friday nearly upon us, are any of you folks thinking “Oh, no — I’m still recovering from last Christmas and all the running around?” Believe it or not, through much of the last century, you generally didn’t have to travel downtown or to a mall to buy what you needed for holidays, or […]

Comments - 6:00 am

Our view: Harrisburg needs to fix municipal government system

The Pennsylvania Economy League performed a valuable, if thankless, job in gauging the level of financial distress for 2,388 local governments statewide. “Valuable” because this is exactly the kind of tedious number crunching needed to expose weaknesses not only in individual municipalities, but in the whole antiquated municipal government system used in Pennsylvania. “Thankless” because […]

Comments - 3:48 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: We’ll be here to serve you for years to come

For Civitas Media, the Times Leader Media Group is the only game in town. And that’s a very good thing. You see, Civitas Media owns the Times Leader Media Group, which comprises the Times Leader, Sunday Dispatch of Pittston, Dallas Post, Abington Journal and Weekender. Civitas, a portfolio company of Philadelphia-based private equity investment firm […]

Comments - 8:21 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 […]

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