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EDITORIAL: Good for you, York County voters
LETTER: Let’s keep voting reform momentum going
There seems to be so much corruption and political fighting in both our federal and state government that few good laws get passed.
by Carol Stowell | 1 day ago
LETTER: How do criminals relate to ‘stand your ground’ law?
The York Dispatch editorial on "stand your ground" was lengthy but did not say how it related to the daily shootings in York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
by George Herman | 1 day ago
OP-ED: House articles of impeachment could be history’s takeaway on Trump
The articles’ content, the exact way they focus the effort to hold Trump accountable, could possibly sway the eventual verdict, as senators ponder individually the moral choice between party loyalty and the rule of law.
by James Reston Jr. | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: Condition of Pa. dams a major issue
EDITORIAL: The poor condition of many Pennsylvania dams should be a major concern for all us. A financial commitment must be made to fix the issue.
by York Dispatch | 2 days ago
OP-ED: U.S. needs to cure the health-care cost disease
Why is it so hard to agree on a health-care plan? One obvious possibility: Reform plans feel as intolerable as the status quo while lacking the promise of lowering costs.
by Noah Smith | 2 days ago
OP-ED: The Supreme Court is thinking about giving police a new excuse to pull you over
Last week the justices heard arguments in a case that could make it even easier for the police to stop — and potentially search — a car. Ominously, the majority seemed likely to give police an additional benefit of the doubt.
by Michael McGough | 2 days ago
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OP-ED: Words mattered in Kentucky campaign. Words will matter in the days ahead
Attorney General Andy Beshear appeared to win the Kentucky governor’s office Tuesday by about 5,100 votes in unofficial totals, but Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede, citing numerous irregularities without providing any examples.
by Linda Blackford | 4 days ago
OP-ED: This boomer is OK with ‘OK boomer’
I’m tempted to dismiss OK, boomer but the term has become ubiquitous while I was taking yet another of those naps I love/need so much.
by Kevin Riordan | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Pa. should repeal ‘stand your ground’ law
It may not be on the order of Sisyphus, but state Sen. Steven Santarsiero has set himself up for what will no doubt an uphill battle.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Gun control may be the big winner in Virginia’s elections
Much of the focus on results from Tuesday’s off-year elections has been on whether they might be proxies for the 2020 prospects of President Donald Trump and many of his fellow Republicans. But in Virginia, the bigger takeaway might involve a potentially seismic shift in gun policy.
by Scott Martelle | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change
As impeachment proceedings ratchet up the partisan tension in Washington, there’s still hope that progress can be made on the pressing problems of the day. It appears Republicans and Democrats are coming together on one issue that seemed intractable not long ago: climate change.
by Mark Reynolds and Jon Clark | 5 days ago
OP-ED: The reality of everyday racism
It’s hard not to be reminded, on a daily basis, that racism in America is alive and well. One recent instance to make the news took place on Oct. 26 at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant near Chicago.
OP-ED: Why we shouldn’t let deficits drive up our taxes
There’s a good reason that most political debates are so frustrating: They often present us with false choices.
EDITORIAL: Congratulation election winners, whoever you are
The blame, though, falls squarely at the feet of county officials, specifically York County commissioners.
OP-ED: One year until the most important election in U.S. history
Given the president’s performance during his first term and his opportunities to cement and then expand those changes in another four years, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the 2020 election is the most important one in our nation’s history.
LETTER: Trump gets no credit from ‘socialist’ media
Your newspaper has stooped to new lows as a shill for the left-wing liberal Democratic Socialist Party. The merciless pounding and untruths you print about Trump continue unabated.
LETTER: ‘Storming’ hearing an amateurish stunt
This behavior was a cheap photo op for your base of supporters because, as you well know, there were Republican members of the House engaged in these closed-door hearings as well.
LETTER: Not all regional police departments equal
With Southwestern Regional Police Department dissolving, I encourage the residents of Heidelberg Township and Spring Grove to get involved in the police decision of their municipality.
OP-ED: Warren’s health care plan will cost more than she says
Elizabeth Warren claims she can pay for her 10-year, $52 trillion health care plan without increasing taxes on the middle class. But both she and her critics are approaching the question wrong.
OP-ED: ‘We play loud’? Oh, please don’t
Permanent and cumulative hearing damage begins at around 85 decibels. In short, if you are spending much time at modern ballparks, your long-term ability to hear is taking a beating.
OP-ED: The NCAA solved one problem — and maybe more
The NCAA recently announced it will allow college athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses beginning January 2021. The landmark decision is long overdue. The question on everyone’s mind is, “What happens now?”
EDITORIAL: Trump, GOP ignoring impeachment reality
If there were any doubts that President Donald Trump has remade the Republican Party in his own image, they can be laid to rest in the wake of the House vote to formalize its impeachment inquiry.
OP-ED: Trump and friends revive loyalty attacks
In Donald Trump’s America, it seems that anyone who speaks against the president, even if they are speaking for their country, will be accused of treachery. These attacks, reminiscent of others waged in our nation’s past, reveal how little today’s conservative commentators understand patriotic devot
OP-ED: With the impeachment vote official, the heat shifts from Schiff back to Trump
An anonymous whistleblower’s complaint about President Trump’s July 25 phone call with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy teed up two questions for lawmakers in September: What exactly did Trump do, and how bad was it?
EDITORIAL: South Western school board should rescind contract
They're acting as if J.P. Harris is the only debt collection agency in the country.
OP-ED: Why I still love Facebook
Unlike many folks I know, I’m staying on Facebook despite the fact that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making choices I wouldn’t make.
LETTER: A laugh at Smith’s answers
In one, he stated the York government needs to be transparent to be an effective government. Well, I am wondering where that transparency is on Dallastown Borough Council, where he is president.
LETTER: Keuerleber is the sheriff we need
Judge Penny Blackwell, my wife, and I are writing to encourage you to re-elect Sheriff Rich Keuerleber on Nov. 5. We have known him professionally and personally for more than 12 years.
LETTER: Re-elect Sheriff Rich Keuerleber
I am proud to support Richard P. Keuerleber for reelection as York County sheriff. I have been an employee of the York County Sheriff’s Office and have worked under Sheriff Keuerleber’s command for over 13 years, with the last 11 as sheriff.
LETTER: Byrnes a man of character
I wanted to take a moment to show my support to my friend, fellow Marine and candidate for York County Clerk of Courts, Dan Byrnes.
LETTER: Smith is right for York County commissioner
Many York County voters have had the opportunity to meet Ron Smith during the past year as he has been running for county commissioner.
LETTER: Duckworth eager to serve
My name is Stacey Duckworth, candidate for York County Clerk of Courts. I am a first-time candidate and eager for the opportunity to serve my community.
LETTER: Tate has my vote for register of wills
Bryan Tate represents an opportunity for our community, and he will be an outstanding register of wills.
EDITORIAL: Trump needs to hear the boos
The cheers turned to boos. Loud and clear. No mistaking what was happening. Someone in the stadium started a chant: "Lock him up!"
OP-ED: Dems take away favorite Trump talking point
President Trump and Republicans in Congress have railed against House Democrats for pursuing an impeachment inquiry without a vote on the floor to authorize the probe.
OP-ED: Trump takes his insults to a new low
The commander in chief of America’s armed forces took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to shred the reputation of one of his own soldiers — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer with more than 20 years of service, including a tour in Iraq in which he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart.
LETTER: Ryan Supler for York County Treasurer
I am voting for Ryan Supler because Ryan is a people person, he is for the people, with the people and also one of the people himself.