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Don’t condemn a neighbor if no one offered her help
We have our choice of several reality TV series depicting life in the Alaskan wilderness. The lifestyle of rugged self-dependence appeals to our culture, which seems predictable, safe, soft and humdrum by comparison.
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Letters to the Editor

Love pit bulls
It was so refreshing to see the positive article about the rescued pit bull (“Buffalo Twp. family gives rescued pit bull new home,” April 24) on the front page.
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Courting delegates
The article quoting state Rep. Lou Barletta (“State is important in delegate race,” April 21, Page 4) was informative but disturbing.
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Just the facts
Three days before the primary, an electoral flyer for Legislative District 12 in Adams Township appeared in my mailbox.
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Cruz’s head-scratching veep selection
To a candidate, selecting a running mate is almost always about trying to win the election. Ordinarily, of course, the campaign that candidates are trying to win is the one for the presidency, not just their party’s nomination to be a candidate for that office.
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Trump defines foreign policy down
After Donald Trump’s “major” foreign policy address, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker, announced that he was very impressed, extolling “the broadness, the vision” of the speech. The Wall Street Journal said it was “serious.
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Congress shouldn’t blow its chance to fix Puerto Rico
The U.S. Congress may be blowing its chance to help bring to an end a painfully long-running saga: the financial implosion of Puerto Rico.
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Divided Dems risk a Gore moment
Even before losing four of this week’s five presidential primaries, Bernie Sanders toned down direct criticism of rival Hillary Clinton’s qualifications and judgment. But the two rivals remain divided over who is most responsible for uniting the Vermont senator’s youthful brigades behind the all-but-certain Democratic nominee.
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Trump makes foray into foreign territory
While covering a news event Wednesday afternoon, a most unsettling realization came over me. It was based not on personal views — just an instinct that comes with decades of covering things as a journalist and then seeing how they turn out.
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