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Our opinion: Terrorism is a Hydra

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Our opinion: What so proudly we hailed

September 12, 2014 It is almost unfathomable to us today to imagine Washington, D.C., sacked and burned by a foreign invader, our president, cabinet and legislature evacuated to Maryland for safety. more »»

Only college grads need apply

September 12, 2014 You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation. more »»

Exceptional luck

September 12, 2014 After enduring lavish praise while receiving an award before a big Hollywood dinner crowd, Jack Benny expertly deflected all the fawning with these words: “I don’t deserve this honor, but then I... more »»

Our opinion: Playing it unsafe

September 11, 2014 Let us begin by applauding Warren County School Board member Donna Zariczny for at least broaching the subject of athletic trainers at Monday night’s meeting. more »»

Our opinion: Administration über alles

September 10, 2014 “When making student assignments pursuant to Policy 10102, the Superintendent or his/her designee is authorized to deviate from the attendance area boundaries if the Superintendent or his/her... more »»

Our opinion: Trusting electrons

September 9, 2014 For eight years, Warren County has been among the 49 other counties in Pennsylvania that has employed direct recording electronic, or DRE, machines to record votes in at least 15 voting cycle. more »»

Our opinion: More questions

September 8, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

Our opinion: Stopping jihadists at home

September 5, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s history. more »»

Our opinion: Roll up your sleeves

September 3, 2014 For ten years, volunteers have been hauling junk out of the Allegheny River stretching from the Kinzua Dam to Buckaloons — tons of junk, from pieces of cars to pieces of houses, from bicycles to... more »»

Our opinion: Celebrating hard work

September 1, 2014 Most Americans have a day off today, a holiday that those in other countries may find curious, since a holiday called Labor Day entails very little labor beyond lighting charcoal. more »»

Our opinion: Our melting pot

August 29, 2014 Look through a keyhole at any town in America and you will see a rich stew of national origins, creeds, races and cultures. more »»

Our opinion: Paving patience

August 28, 2014 It took a long, fearsome winter to wreck roads in and around Warren; it’s going to take weeks to repair the damage to many of them. more »»

Our opinion: Moving forward

August 27, 2014 Eric Barron has been given the job of walking through a room filled with flying bullets. Yes, he has his head down. more »»

Our opinion: A poorly considered plan

August 26, 2014 OK, we understand that it costs money to maintain trails and signs on Pennsylvania state game lands, and somebody has to pay the freight for maintaining public property. more »»

Our opinion: Heroes one and all

August 25, 2014 Regular readers of the Times Observer will notice something missing in today’s paper. There is no story about World War II through the eyes of a local veteran. more »»

Our opinion: The Saga of The Sign

August 22, 2014 We’d like to reiterate Don Nelson’s words on the Crary Art Gallery sign debacle: “This has been way over-thought. more »»

Our opinion: A fertile acorn

August 21, 2014 The old saw goes like this: “A mighty oak grows from a single acorn.” And, like many old saws, this one is not only a botanical fact, but it has analogical applications to life. more »»

Our opinion: More support

August 20, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Our opinion: More candid candidates

August 15, 2014 If you watch television and pay attention to political advertising you have learned by now that alternately Tom Wolf would ruin Pennsylvania and Gov. more »»



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