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Closed school would make ideal retooled senior center
The numbers are astonishing:
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Child sex-assault victim’s anonymity hides anguish
Today we take a departure from standard editorials which, by their very nature, pass judgment on individuals, officials and organizations whose actions affect our community.
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Independents shut out
A local politician running for an office is seeking both party nominations by cross-filing in the spring primary election, yet voters who have chosen to register as independents are not allowed to vote for any candidate in the primary election. They are denied their right to cross-vote, or to vote at all.
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Keystone veto justified
President Obama has vetoed the Senate bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama made an intelligent, scientifically-supported and, most importantly, the right decision.
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Justice delayed
The high school mock trial competition is a good way to show students what real trials are like. Now, thanks to Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on capital punishment, all prior murder trials are nothing more than mock trials.
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Pension fund ploy
The Butler County Commissioners are circumventing the law concerning the county’s pension plan and no one is calling them out.
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The job of keeping our food wholesome has become more difficult as food itself has become more complicated. Because processed foods include ingredients from many sources, it is hard to trace the origin of pathogens.
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Charles Krauthammer
The fatal flaw in the Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON — A sunset clause?
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George Will
Reversing political course in Illinois
CHICAGO — The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections.
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We know the drill, and don’t like it
As a federal judge determines how many billions BP should pay for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration is pushing a troubling plan to allow drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia.
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