Editorials

Twitter’s most bellicose presidential user often tweets taunts and accusations, but when someone else does it, they’re out of line. A “rogue” government account that criticizes President Donald Trump’s policies anonymously was in danger last week of being unmasked after the Department of Homeland...
One hundred years ago on Thursday, the United States entered the first world war, a bloodbath prompted by unchecked global instability and a series of flashpoint events that leaders allowed to spiral out of control. Today, the world sits at a similar precipice. Americans should keep the historical...
As if there were ever any suspense, the U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. It was a major victory for President Donald Trump, who got the appointment that President Barack Obama deserved but was denied — another sign of how deeply political partisanship...
President Donald Trump’s hard-to-figure foreign policy positions are jeopardizing crucial international accords and endangering America’s long-term interests. Achievements of international cooperation like the Iran nuclear accord, the Paris Climate Agreement and NATO should transcend presidential...
Foster care programs across the country are overwhelmed by an influx of children dubbed by health care officials as “opioid orphans,” collateral damage from the nation’s opioid-addiction epidemic. They are youngsters who have been literally orphaned or left in the care of aging grandparents or...
This month, the rulers of Pakistan stepped up a campaign against blasphemy, frightening news from an Islamic nation where insulting the official religion is a capital crime. From an American perspective, this would merely be another distant nation’s horror — if it weren’t for one aspect of the...
While the nation’s attention focused last week on the health care chaos enveloping House Republicans, across the rotunda in the Senate, Republicans quietly were gutting internet privacy rules. On a 50-48 party-line vote, the Senate approved a resolution rolling back internet privacy rules passed...
Two years ago, Princeton University economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton disclosed a shocking finding: Between 1999 and 2014, middle-aged (45-54) white Americans with a high school education or less died at a rate never before seen in a modern industrialized society. Alone among every other...
Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he will filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining the New Yorker in attempting to block Gorsuch were two fellow Democrats, Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware....
FBI Director James Comey delivered a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump on Monday, telling the House Intelligence Committee that there was no evidence that former President Barack Obama had overseen or ordered any wiretapping of the president’s former residence at Trump Tower. Trump had...

Pages

Athol Daily News

PO Box 1000
225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

Comment Here