Movie review: ‘Bourne’ returns to form in ripped-from-headlines thriller

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. That’s if the dog is super-soldier former CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), and the trainer is director Paul Greengrass, who helmed Bournes “Supremacy” and “Ultimatum.” After the misfire that was “The Bourne Legacy,” a misguided attempt to pass off the franchise to Jeremy Renner, Mr. Damon and Mr. Greengrass ably right the ship, delivering a Bourne film that looks and feels like the kind that we’ve always loved.

He shot my father, the president

When President Ronald Reagan, my father, was lying in a hospital bed recovering from the gunshots that nearly killed him, he said, “I know my ability to heal depends on my willingness to forgive John Hinckley.” I, too, believe in forgiveness. But forgiving someone in your heart doesn’t mean that you let him loose in Virginia to pursue whatever dark agenda he may still hold dear.

I like Hillary Clinton, a smart, savvy woman dedicated to helping others

I’m so tired of the media telling me that I don’t like Hillary Clinton, that she’s too shrill, that she has a “trust issue,” that she’s part of the problem, etc., etc. In reality, she’s a smart, savvy woman who has worked her entire life to help others. The Republicans have, at every turn, tried to paint an evil picture of her that they hoped the rest of us would swallow.

Trump, Russia and uncertainty make for an unfunny mix

Leave it to Donald Trump — reaching out to Russia for help in his quest to become president of the United States. Never mind that his request basically condones foreign state invasion of emails to and from our former secretary of state. Mr. Trump’s banking on some personal benefit accruing to him from a tidbit in one of 30,000-plus messages to or from the secretary — an end that surely justifies his means. (No, it doesn’t!)

The energy reality is that we must move on from fossil fuels

This is in response to the July 3 Forum article “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.” The author is correct in asserting that fossil fuels have great potential to raise people out of poverty. These fuels have served us well in the past to raise our levels of affluence significantly. But in the future, they will be used at a high cost and will wreak great suffering, poverty and displacement on millions of poor people living on our seacoasts as oceans rise due to burning carbon fuels.

Leaders must put talk into action to stop steel dumping

As the manager at ArcelorMittal Monessen, I have witnessed the impact that imported steel has had on our industry here in America, and I know it’s a very real problem. Recently, I heard comments from both of our presidential candidates on the issue that indicate they both understand its importance. Whether it’s Donald Trump’s recent comments here in Monessen or Hillary Clinton talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, trade is obviously a central issue in the campaign.