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County’s opioid forum is a must-see event for all
If you’re at a loss for what to do with your Thursday night this week, let us help you out. Take a trip to Slippery Rock and participate in a public forum on Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis.
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Don’t argue addicts’ liberty while they’re still addicted
Here’s two bits of practical advice as Pennsylvania struggles on with its epidemic of opioid addiction.
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We will resist
Five days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, seven Greenpeace activists climbed a crane and unfurled a massive banner emblazoned with the word “RESIST” in full view of the White House. That brave action sparked newfound audacity in the environmental movement.And that wordbecame our new rallying cry.
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TV news misses it
On TV we watch marchers holding up signs and some becoming so enraged they act violently against fellow citizens as well as vandalizing properties along the way.
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Explanation needed
On Feb. 14 Congressman Mike Kelly voted against an attempt to use part of our tax code to allow the Congressional Ways and Means Committee to inspect the tax returns of President Trump (“Republicans block effort to get Trump’s returns,” Feb. 15, Page 5).
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He asked for this
“I inherited a mess” proclaimed the Crybaby-in-Chief, in a hastily arranged press conference on Thursday.
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Exemplary service
I would like to commend my mail carrier, Tom Green, for doing his job above and beyond the call of duty.
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Divided America
The social media is composed of images and words that are meant to affect the viewer’s mind. Whether it be joy, love or just pure unadulterated hatred, those images and words are forever embedded in our minds.
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Journalists aren’t enemies of the people
An enemy of the American people came into my office Friday night to talk about a story he was working on.
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McMaster is a home run for Trump
For those looking for good news on the foreign-policy front under President Trump, his selection of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser should be very welcome.
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Trump confronts NATO free riders
NATO is a 28-nation alliance built on the premise that an attack on one member is an attack on every member. That’s a healthy dose of reassurance in a world where terrorism and Russia pose menacing threats. Yet 23 of those countries don’t pay their fair share for that NATO protection.
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What’s really new at the border?
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement are setting up interior check-points. Customs and Border Protection guards, emboldened by President Trump, have begun asking foreign visitors for their social-media usernames. That’s one version of the news, anyway. The truth is that there were no checkpoints; and the social-media nonsense started under President Obama.
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