Opinion

Democrats have a clear path to Senate majority in 2018

Opinion

Until recently, it looked like Republicans were almost certain to retain control of the U.S. Senate following the 2018 mid-term elections. Many commentators noted that Nancy Pelosi’s team might have a shot at winning control of the House. But the Senate was different. Only a third of the ...

Roy Moore is pure Steve Bannon

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Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell. For the former Trump operative, the Alabama Senate candidate’s tattered credibility is a feature, not a bug. If Moore had well-considered political and legal views, good judgment and a sterling reputation, he’d almost by definition be ...

Early progress shows dramatic impact of the Thruway project

Editorials

The transformative Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project is starting to give hints of just how dramatic an advancement in transportation it will be when it is completed several years from now. The signature piece of the $700 million project is a 13.5-mile long, 180-foot high, ...

The powerful waging war on the weak

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The story is as timeless as it is ugly. The names of the actors change, but the plot remains the same. The powerful — whether the undocumented maid’s employer, the factory owner who signs the undocumented teenage worker’s paycheck or the producer who can cast an aspiring actress — ...

Helping America isn’t part of Putin’s plan

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Toward the end of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump tweeted, “When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There [sic] always playing politics — bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, ...

Don’t be reassured by Iran’s claims regarding its missiles

Editorials

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials announced that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, has restricted the range of missiles manufactured in Iran to 1,240 miles. Oh. Everything’s all right, then. All that worry over Iran’s missile and nuclear weapons programs was for ...

Park Service project to honor Black Panthers a misguided priority

Editorials

In September, the National Park Service announced it would provide $98,000 for a project to honor the legacy of the Black Panther Party. The money was to go to the University of California at Berkeley. One wonders whether the park service would have paid that much to honor the legacy of one ...

Al Franken, groping ‘Giant of the Senate’

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In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment/assault scandal, allegedly feminist entertainers are being accused left ... and left. The latest is comedian/Sen. Al Franken. Photographic evidence undeniably proved that he placed his hands over a woman’s breasts while she was asleep on ...

Colin Kaepernick is no Muhammad Ali

Opinion

GQ magazine named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its 2017 “Citizen of the Year.” In doing so, GQ overlooked NFL Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt, who raised some $37 million for hurricane relief. Many of Kaepernick’s supporters liken his protest to that of boxer Muhammad Ali, who ...

Lessons learned from latest state budget impasse

Editorials

At a recent Sun-Gazette editorial board interview, state Rep. Garth Everett, a Muncy Republican who represents much of our region, had some valuable reflections on the latest Pennsylvania budget logjam and some lessons learned. Hopefully, those lessons learned will help prevent future ...

The GOP’s terrible trilemma

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One definition of a trilemma is “a difficult choice {among} three options, each of which is … unacceptable or unfavorable.” A trilemma is essentially a dilemma on steroids. Open any door; it doesn’t matter because all of them are the wrong door. In the aftermath of this month’s ...

Putting terror out of business

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Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is an Israeli lawyer who argues that there is no such thing as The Lone Wolf terrorist. The Lone Wolf depends upon substantial financial resources of the terrorist groups which recruit them, encourage their murderous ways, and teach them the craft necessary to take down ...

Brazile book exposes flaws in image Dems frequently present

Editorials

Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National ...

A moving experience

Opinion

SAN FRANCISCO — Evidence that when Democrats rule taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive state. Last month, the California gas tax was raised 12 cents a gallon. Regular gas at some stations is again approaching, and in some cities ...

More Hillary Clinton Chronicles

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The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the time that Hillary ...

Organizations that fight homelessness deserve community lift

Editorials

We know about homelessness. At least we think we do. We read about. We digest the estimates of how many people are homeless. We hear about the circumstances that lead to it. But what do we really know. Unless we have spent a cold night huddled beneath an underpass warmed only by a ...

Joe Biden leaves the door open for yet another run at president

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WASHINGTON — With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump’s hands in 2016, it is looking to next year’s congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election. But with Barack Obama in ...

Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

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The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving ...

On this day, channel our thanks into a more giving spirit

Editorials

We awake each day worried about where the next tragedy may have happened. It could be a natural disaster, such as the hurricane-created tragedies in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico in recent months. Sadly, it could be a man-made tragedy, such as the senseless mass shooting in Las Vegas or ...

When racial hoaxes make news

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The liberal narrative on President Donald Trump assumes his election is evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of “hate crime” incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that ...