Their view: Trump must prove he’s serious about gun control

President Donald Trump had very little to say about gun control in his first year in office, even after 58 people were killed on the Las Vegas Strip in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history last October. But this week – in the aftermath of the school shooting in South Florida that claimed […]

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Our view: ‘Do-nothing’ label unfair to Casey

It’s been clear for years that U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has been fighting the image critics prefer to project onto him: “Do-Nothing.” Casey regularly touts his own legislative accomplishments, often with “bipartisan” attached. It was no exception when he stopped by to talk to Times Leader staff Monday. “We have charts!” he smiled as his […]

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Our View: Segregation charge wrong, but issues for WBA remain

The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board was doubly blessed to have Shawn Walker sitting in the vice president’s seat when critics started levelling accusations of segregation and racism at the high school consolidation plan. Blessed first by the obvious: Walker is the lone minority member on a board that has, for decades, been white (and overwhelmingly […]

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Their view: Reopening ER right decision for Geisinger

Diamonds to Geisinger for deciding to reopen the emergency room in the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre building — the former Mercy Hospital on Church Street. Closing the ER in 2009 felt like a serious loss at best and a life-threatening mistake at worse, even though it is understandable that Geisinger would think dividing ER money between […]

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Their view: Trump’s infrastructure plan is pretty good, actually

BG-EDITORIAL-INFRASTRUCTURE 493 words (c) 2018, Bloomberg View · No Author · OPINION, EDITORIALS · Feb 13, 2018 – 2:20 PM The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: Ignore the flim-flam, and President Donald Trump is offering some good ideas with his infrastructure proposal. The question is whether it’s too little, too late. Broadly, the plan […]

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Their view: Climate hot enough for you? Not for Scott Pruitt

One might be tempted to assume that having Scott Pruitt — a devout climate change denier who, as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is to public health what medieval rats were to, well, public health — admit that humans have influenced the planet’s climate would be a good thing. Not so fast. In […]

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Their view: Not much of a quandary after all

This week presents a bit of a conundrum for many Christians. The stars, or more accurately the calendars, have aligned to make St. Valentine’s Day also Ash Wednesday. The first day of Lent — to many a day of fasting and abstinence from meat — is paired with a day of chocolates, rich dinners and […]

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Our view: Preserving tradition derseves praise

Diamonds to St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre for continuing one of it’s most popular traditions with the 53rd annual “German Night” this evening. It’s one of many local variations on the Roman Catholic tradition of feasting before the start of Lent, a solemn 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter. Despite the well-reported shrinking of the […]

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Their view: Advice to Eagles fans: ‘Act like you’ve been there before’

The trophy has been hoisted. The green confetti has fluttered. And the Macy’s mannequins have been liberated from their window displays. Wait, what? It’s been been a topsy-turvy time in Philadelphia since the Super Bowl LII clock ran down to zero Sunday night and the Eagles secured a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots. […]

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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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