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OP-ED: State budget can build on tax reform boom
EDITORIAL: Protect abortion providers in Pa.
When a noted anti-abortion activist filed a request last year with the Pennsylvania Department of Health for information on the state’s abortion clinics, it was granted — with medical personnel’s names and other personal information redacted.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 3 days ago
OP-ED: Infrastructure boost could mean good jobs for the formerly incarcerated
Just over a month ago, leaders from the Democratic Party made the trip to the White House to discuss a possible trillion-dollar infrastructure bill aimed at repairing the nation’s aging roads and highways, outd
by Mike Duggan | 3 days ago
OP-ED: Jon Stewart just reminded us how outrage is supposed to work
Jon Stewart returned to TV this week just as we left him: sitting behind a desk, anxiously clicking his pen as he carefully crafted an argument and called for justice. It could’ve been a monologue aired on any
by Brian Boyle | 3 days ago
York Dispatch, PNA host high school essay contests to combat distracted driving
The Pennsylvania News Media Association Foundation and The York Dispatch are hosting editorial contests giving teenagers the chance to win money by raising awareness about distracted driving.Local
EDITORIAL: Big issues still in flux as budget deadline looms
Unsurprisingly, the GOP-run Legislature was unmoved by the Democratic governor's beefed-up PR campaign, which recently included stops in York and Hellam Township. In fact, legislative leadership has outright panned Wolf's proposal, in what's become an annual right of passage in Harrisburg.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Biden’s flip on abortion funding hurts him and his party
Maybe Joe Biden had to flip on the question of taxpayer funding for abortion in order to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
by Ramesh Ponnuru | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Linda Fairstein’s Central Park Five role is a case study for restorative justice
Ava DuVernay’s dramatic Netflix miniseries “When They See Us” chronicles the infamous wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teenagers in New York City for the brutal 1989 rape and assault of a young whit
by Lara Bazelon | 4 days ago
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LETTER: Puzzling statement from YCIDA on Yorktowne Hotel project
I don't understand the YCIDA's real reason for enlarging the Yorktowne to a size that would make it the largest hotel to open in York County in nearly a quarter century. What I do understand is that they're not doing it for the reason quoted above.
by David Hogg | 5 days ago
LETTER: Boost Medicaid funding for nursing homes
Pennsylvania seniors who count on nursing facilities for their care deserve stronger support from the commonwealth in the upcoming 2019-20 fiscal budget. Years and years of flat funding is catching up with a system that supports one of the largest 85-and-over populations in the nation. Pennsylvania
by Anne Henry | 5 days ago
LETTER: Bryan Tate thanks voters, volunteers
It is with great appreciation that I say thank you to Republicans who voted for me on May 21, and to Democratic voters who wrote in my name on their primary ballot. Thank you for your confidence in me to serve as York County’s next Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans’ Court.
by Bryan Tate | 5 days ago
LETTER: Tell legislators to protect our drinking water
After the devastating events in Flint, Michigan, there have been concerns nationwide about the safety of our water. Aging infrastructure increases the risk of contaminating water in major cities, including in York County. Democrats and Republicans have not seen eye to eye on many issues, but there i
by Justin Snyder | 5 days ago
EDITORIAL: Fetal-tissue ban just another base-pleaser
In title, Donald Trump is president of the United States. In reality, Donald Trump is president of the 30-plus percent of voters who dependably support him.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OP-ED: New abortion laws may save Roe v. Wade
Alabama’s historic ban of abortion from the onset of pregnancy has jolted the public and highlighted the fragility of reproductive rights. This law comes on the heels of “heartbeat” statutes passed this year in
by Sonia Suter | 6 days ago
OP-ED: They are lives truly worth living
I was disheartened to read the York Dispatch editorial “Chipping away at women's rights.” It was filled with baseless attacks on my Down Syndrome Protection Act and unjust comparisons to the recently enacted pro-life laws in Alabama and North Dakota. In some cases, the facts in the editorial were li
by State Rep. Kate Klunk | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Trump could win again in 2020. Here’s how
President Donald Trump isn’t that worried about potential impeachment hearings. He even tries to goad Democrats into starting the process, knowing that will enliven his base and distract Democrats from their le
EDITORIALS: York County producing good news
It's time to give a big thumbs-up to a new local hospital that will open soon, a group of budding rocket scientists and some brave firefighters.
OP-ED: 75 years after D-Day, uncertain times for U.S., allies
Seventy-five years ago, thousands of American and allied sailors, soldiers and aviators braved heavy seas and murderous German fire in the historic invasion that began the decisive campaign to end Nazi control
EDITORIAL: York City admin in disarray
His is an administration defined by constant staff turnover, incessant end-runs on York City Council and a general aimlessness that serves neither the city's citizenry nor its government.
OP-ED: Mitch McConnell’s democracy-crushing smirk is why getting rid of Trump isn’t enough
So this is how liberty dies — with a hideous, utterly shameless smirk on the face of arguably the most cynical political leader in American history, as the warriors in his political tribe cackle with laughter.
EDITORIAL: Pa. needs the Fairness Act
“As the federal government goes backwards, it is past time for Pennsylvania to protect our LGBTQ citizens,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a news release.
OP-ED: New Hampshire joins the growing list of states to ban the death penalty. Who’s next?
Well, New Hampshire finally did it. With a vote Thursday, the state Senate joined the House and overrode a veto by Gov. Chris Sununu and banned the death penalty. So who’s next? Anyone?
OP-ED: 3 important questions for Robert Mueller
It’s unfortunate that many Americans are so willing to allow pundits, politicians and functionaries of the Trump administration, who may themselves have not read special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, sh
EDITORIAL: Mueller reinforces Trump’s misdoings
In overseeing the two-year investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination by the Trump campaign, Robert Mueller ran a very tight ship. The former FBI director did not comment publicly during the probe, his office issued very few statements a
OP-ED: Sunday hunting wouldn’t be the economic boon proponents suggest
Although interesting, The York Dispatch's May 20 article on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania presents only one side of the equation by asserting that allowing Sunday hunting will provide a financial boost to local communities’ economies and local tax coffers.
OP-ED: A devastating analysis of the tax cut shows it’s done virtually no economic good
You may remember all the glowing predictions made for the December 2017 tax cuts by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration: Wages would soar for the rank-and-file, corporate investments would su
EDITORIAL: Optimism as courts reject stonewalling
One of the most laughable assertions made by President Donald Trump – and the competition in this regard is intense – is his claim, repeated in May 22 statements to the media, that he is the most transparent president in history.
LETTER: Why is one college entrance tactic fair and the other not?
Many colleges are considering the use of “adversity scores” as a means of selecting students. This process would grant entrance to “under-served” student groups who could not gain entrance otherwise.
LETTER: Ask lawmakers to support Zero Waste PA
Infamous for Three Mile Island, York is no stranger to environmental hazard. However, most people living in the White Rose City don’t spend their days worrying about the threat that local environmental issues are posing to their health and neighbors’ well-being.
OP-ED: Here’s the only thing you need to know about Mueller’s news conference
In Bob Woodward’s biography of President Donald Trump, “Fear,” he recounts a moment when Trump tells a pal who was a sexual predator how to handle any accusations coming his way.
EDITORIAL: York-area folks deserve thumbs-up
Over the past week, a number of local folks were involved in programs that helped make the York area a better community. They deserve a thumbs-up.
OP-ED: Pelosi’s pragmatism on impeachment may backfire
Pragmatism can lead politicians to say the most peculiar things. Take House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who knows that most Democratic voters want President Donald Trump to be impeached but that the electorate as a w
OP-ED: The new Assange indictment endangers journalism
When the Justice Department unsealed a March 2018 indictment of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange last month, there was a reasonable case to be made that his prosecution would avoid setting a dangerous precedent
OP-ED: It will take a village of Republicans like Justin Amash to impeach Trump
It’s an indicator of our times that U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan may be the most popular Republican among Democrats in the nation.
OP-ED: Facebook’s response to the doctored Pelosi video was spineless
You’d think that it would be an easy call for Facebook to remove and block videos that are indisputably altered to fool the public. You would be wrong.
EDITORIAL: Prepare for Pa.’s primary prominence
President Donald Trump’s boisterous rally in Montoursville May 20 was just the latest stop in what has been a parade of presidential appearances throughout the Keystone State since his election.
OP-ED: Impeach Trump for the spectacle if nothing else
Eighteen months before the election of 2020, we know that Donald Trump is the worst president in American history and the most deserving of removal from office before the expiration of his term.
OP-ED: Goodridge Center a daring, brave lantern of freedom
Some 15 years after our conceptual plan, written by a task force convened by Mayor John Brenner, building owner Crispus Attucks, Carol Kauffman and fellow stewards have carried the torch forward through adversity and apathy. Bravo to Carol and all generous, skilled hands that have brought the center