To Your Health: How to avoid getting sick while traveling on vacation

You’ve done all the planning, pored over all the details, and you’re finally ready for the perfect vacation. Your flight went well; your hotel is wonderful; and everything seems perfect. But not so fast … not long into your vacation, your throat starts to hurt. When you wake up the next morning, your nose is […]

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Their view: No follow-through on Trump’s opioid ‘emergency’

On the short list of things President Donald Trump did right in his first year in office, the appointment of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is near the top. Unfortunately, appointing commissions is easy. Following through with serious, sustained actions is hard. Trump has skipped the hard part. The […]

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Their view: Not even Hoover could have cleaned up this FBI mess

WASHINGTON — For decades after 1924 the ominous shadow of J. Edgar Hoover loomed almost menacingly over the Federal Government, from Capitol Hill to the White House. The persnickety, demanding young lawyer who had been given charge of an ineffectual, lethargic Bureau of Investigation in the Justice Department was determined to build the premier law […]

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Their view: Banning tackle football for kids? There’s nothing ‘nanny state’ about it if the science is sound

As the sports-loving part of the population recovers from Sunday’s Super Bowl, legislatures in New York and Illinois are zeroing in on a different aspect of the nation’s most popular sport: brain injuries among young players. Lawmakers in both states have introduced measures that would ban tackle football for children under age 12. Making kids […]

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Their view: Look what Trump has done to a once-proud party

For decades, the Republican Party was known for defending free trade, insisting on constitutional strictures, preaching civic virtue and family values, and articulating a tough international posture, the latter especially during the Cold War. If you now are a sincere free trader, believe in not just originalism but the ethos of the rule of law […]

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Their view: We can’t change the facts on addiction

PHILADELPHIA — I recently read a commentary by someone who urged us to stop using the word “addict,” because it somehow stigmatizes drug users. We were told not to talk about injection sites, because these city-sanctioned alternatives to the street are not just for heroin users. We were asked to limit the use of needle […]

Comments - 11:31 pm

Your view: Children need discipline

I have read in the news how people are upset over a young child being put in handcuffs in Florida for hitting his teacher. Hopefully, this will be a deterrent for future actions with this boy. He is a very young boy who assaulted his teacher. Please keep in mind this was not the only […]

Comments - 11:17 pm

Their view: Charter school pitch a smart plan for Meyers

Wilkes-Barre Area School Board members may not see it this way, but Gabby Richards did them and district taxpayers a service by announcing efforts to launch a charter high school in or near Meyers High School, if the district completes it’s plan to merge Meyers and Coughlin into a new building. Make no mistake, such […]

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Their view: Reform congressional maps now

Since my first experience with map drawing back in 2001, it was apparent that partisanship plays too large a role in our redistricting effort. The recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court discarding the congressional maps merely serves to reaffirm this position. The General Assembly has long had the tools to fix the issue once […]

Comments - 5:22 pm

Your view: Bring back the coal miners stamp

My father was a coal miner. Throughout the years I could remember, we could not get a U.S. postage stamp for coal miners, and there were about 100,000 coal miners who died working the mines. And then Mother Teresa got her stamp. I am familiar with Mother Teresa. She was not a citizen and gave […]

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