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Opinion

The Blessed Virgin Stormy Daniels?

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Some people were scandalized when secular celebrities from Rihanna to Madonna dressed up in glitzy bishop hats and bejeweled crowns of crosses for the hot-ticket Metropolitan Museum of Art gala in Manhattan. The fundraiser was organized around the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the ...

Donald Trump’s Jerusalem triumph

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In the second century A.D., Jewish rebels who had stunned the Romans and liberated a portion of Judea overstruck imperial coins with images and a message of their own, “Year One of the Redemption of Jerusalem.” The Roman emperor Hadrian had planted the seeds for the rebellion with his ...

In the end, district maintains buildings, furloughs teachers

Editorials

Teacher furloughs. Building closures. Program cuts. Faced with a $1.4 million deficit for 2018-19 a few weeks ago, the Jersey Shore Area School Board had those three choices – none of them pleasant – on their dartboard for potential savings. The board voted 6-3 at the end of April against ...

The endless bitterness tour

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MELBOURNE, Australia — When you hear “world tour” you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton. Last week, Hillary Clinton came to Melbourne, Australia’s second ...

Right must reckon with its generation gap

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The conventional image of baby boomer political rebellion features a young left-wing activist organizing, protesting or otherwise agitating, ideally with Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” playing in the background: “There’s something happening here / What it is ain’t ...

New college gateway, Old City progress finally happening

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A lot of talk and not much action. That’s been the story for years regarding the need to improve the city’s eastern boundary corridor. But there is every indication that story is about to be reworked – radically – in the next 18 months. Lycoming College has announced plans to kick ...

California demands that Christians ‘evolve’

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California has a hallowed but questionable reputation as being the birthplace of the radical Free Speech Movement on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Today, they’re not just shutting down conservative speakers on the campus. The state’s Democrats may pass a law to shut ...

Donald Trump, man of his word

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The instant analysis on cable TV of President Donald Trump’s decision to dump the Iran deal had a weary resignation to it: He said he would do this. Indeed, he had. Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail to pull out of the deal and had made it a target from the time that ...

Gas industry is healthier, but be careful with tax

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It’s not the boom of seven or eight years ago. But the natural gas industry is on the upswing in Pennsylvania. The drill rig count across the state has risen by 33 percent between December 2015 and December 2017. At last count, 40 rigs were in operation in Pennsylvania. As good as ...

State of the midterms

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Last December, the midterm outlook looked bleak for Republicans. With the Democrats enjoying a 13-point lead on the Generic Ballot, pundits talked of a “big blue wave.” The question was not whether the Democrats would win the two dozen seats needed to gain control of the House, but whether ...

Marginalizing Melania Trump

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Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady. In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump’s Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as ...

City correctly losing patience with a few neglected properties

Editorials

The city of Williamsport has had a lot of success in recent years with a systematic codes inspection program. The program is orderly and pragmatic and allows multiple chances for property owners to comply with repairs and cleanup requests. For a property owner to reach the stage where there ...

Which politicians look like their home state?

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West Virginia — which, between 2015 and 2016, was the only state to see both more deaths than births and more citizens move out than move in — could understandably be expected to be somewhat unwelcoming to the recent arrival who seeks public office. The Mountain State’s last surviving ...

Where’s outrage over Kerry meetings on Iran deal?

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WASHINGTON — Democrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but two secret meetings with Iran’s foreign minister to strategize ...

Military sexual assault numbers trending wrong way

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Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. But the number of armed service members reporting they were retaliated against for filing sexual ...

There’s only one president at a time

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Following the 2016 election, President Obama rightly warned the Trump transition team “we only have one president at a time.” It was a reminder that there can be just one person articulating American foreign policy so world leaders will have no doubt as to the United States’ ...

The Democrats’ war on capitalism

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Hillary Clinton recently offered yet another reason why she lost her second consecutive race for the presidency: Capitalism. At the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York City, Clinton was asked whether her self-proclaimed “capitalist” stance hurt her during the 2016 presidential ...

Embracing math adds up to future success

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From medicine to manufacturing and from sports to hospitality and beyond, mathematics is central to our economy and the foundation of every industry. That’s a point worth acknowledging following Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month in April. Consider America's energy industry. At its ...

Stormy stories overshadow $84 million Clinton scandal

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From Stormy Daniels to allegations of Russian collusion, the left-leaning mainstream media is determined to derail the Trump presidency. A recent, typically biased CNN headline reads: "Trump's boss act doesn't always work." For every legitimate news story, there are dozens of others ...