Land of beauty threatened by oil and gas leases

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees a whole lot of parkland around the nation, recently did the right thing by listening to some Native American leaders about how a Trump administration proposal might damage one of the most sacred cultural sites in the U.S. Zinke postponed the sale of gas and oil leases […]

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Their view: Stephen Hawking was a pioneering physicist and inspiration for overcoming adversity

Without question, Stephen Hawking, the legendary theoretical physicist who died March 14, 2018, at 76, was not only the world’s best-known scientist but also one of the greatest scientific figures of all time. Indeed, since 1979, he held the same professorial chair at Cambridge University once graced by Sir Isaac Newton — who, unlike his […]

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Their view: 5 reasons Trump wanted McCabe fired

Andrew McCabe stepped down as the FBI’s deputy director in January and had planned to officially retire on Sunday, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him Friday night – a little more than 24 hours before the 20-year bureau veteran would have qualified for full retirement benefits. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had […]

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Their view: Early childhood vision screenings vital to good health

While most of us are anxiously waiting for spring to arrive, many parents are already beginning to prepare for fall – anticipating their children’s first day of kindergarten. Kindergarten registrations are in full swing within all local school districts, helping parents and pre-school children plan for the coming year. And Northeast Sight Services is proud […]

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Their view: A little kindness can go a long way

American novelist, Henry James, once said, “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” If you are like me, you might be wishing there was a bit more kindness going around. I am increasingly frustrated with what […]

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Their view: We will survive this fire drill

The American experiment has survived slavery, the Civil War, a Great Depressions, 32 recessions, two world wars, a ghastly flu pandemic, the global rise of communism, the horrors of Hitlerism, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Watergate and 9/11. Yet many of my friends still fear that our resilient republic will not survive the malevolent reign […]

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Their view: Remembering Barbies and plastic soldiers in age of e-commerce

When I was about 4 or 5, I discovered the Sears Wish Book. I’d sit at the kitchen table and page through all of the amazing toys that Mom Mom and Pop Pop could be snookered into buying for me, since my parents were a bit more impervious to my dimples. That book was the […]

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Their view: No Irish women need apply

St. Patrick’s Day won’t be such a great day for the Scranton Irish. We haven’t had a great day in Pennsylvania hard coal country in the 113 years powerful Lackawanna County Friendly Sons of St. Patrick have convened their all-male annual dinner to celebrate their sexist heritage. For more than 25 years as a daily […]

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Their view: Kim offer to meet proves Trump right to stand firm in Asia

Here’s an exquisite potential irony for you: The most bellicose president of modern times negotiates nuclear detente on the Korean Peninsula after his soft-power predecessor violently ousts Libya’s government but keeps his Nobel Peace Prize. But let’s not put the peace parade before the warhead. The invitation to meet President Donald Trump from North Korea’s […]

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Their view: Enjoy your job in software? Thank a woman

The most tragic story of the computer industry is how a field once dominated by women became the domain of men. Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t just a matter of the latter pushing out the former. To a large extent, men have women to thank for the very existence of their jobs. Once upon […]

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