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EDITORIAL: It’s right to question police spending
OP-ED: Here’s hoping Notre Dame, and Christianity, rise again
It is so awful, the fire that destroyed huge parts of the inspiring, beautiful, historically significant and spiritually riveting 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. No one died, but France mourns, mill
by Jay Ambrose | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction
In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of enthusiasm, for President Donald Trump. It
by Cass R. Sunstein | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: The worst ‘best day’ in presidential history
In assessing the long-awaited release of the (redacted) report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election Thursday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway declared it was “the best day” since President Trump’s election.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 1 day 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: Trump’s budget for ‘Bitter America’
It is a budget reflective of a president – and, increasingly, a party – incapable of seeing beyond self-interest.
by The York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Will rich-guy Sanders finally realize capitalism works?
When President Donald Trump used to talk about illegal immigrants as rapists and murderers, he would always add that some were good people.
by Jay Ambrose | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Trump’s tax returns must hold wealth of embarrassing information
You just know President Donald Trump’s tax returns are bad. Really bad. Humiliating. Mortifying. Compromising. Incriminating. Fatal to his political fortunes.
by Eric Zorn | 5 days ago
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OP-ED: Immigration has long-term benefits
When President Trump said recently that the U.S. was “full,” he was reprising one of the dominant themes of his presidency: Immigration is harmful. The facts suggest otherwise. Not only do many studies show tha
by Stephen Mihm | 6 days ago
OP-ED: What does the U.S. owe for what it gained from slavery?
For some of us, reparations, a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail, is a new and uncomfortable issue. It raises this question: What does the U.S. owe for the years it benefited from the enslavement of
by E.R. Shipp | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Retiring Fran Keller leaves lasting legacy as Martin Library’s top supporter
Still, those who love the library and the services it provides are certainly sad to see her go. Her tireless promotional efforts over the years have helped the library in countless ways.
by The York Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
OP-ED: We weep for you, Our Lady
The first time I saw it, I could barely breathe. It was so beautiful against the cerulean sky. Our Lady of Paris. It looked like a mass of lace, draped over scaffolding, with giant crystal kaleidoscope windows.
by Christine M. Flowers | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: For Trump, migrants are pawns, not people
Credit President Trump on this count: More than two years into the unlikeliest, unseemliest and most unproductive of presidencies, he retains the ability to shock and disappoint right-thinking Americans.
EDITORIAL: Rebuild trust in Yorktowne Hotel project
The public's trust is what would dig YCIDA out of its financial hole. After years of closed-door meetings and seemingly intentional misrepresentations, YCIDA board members haven't exactly inspired confidence.
LETTER: Tell Perry, Smucker to support carbon dividend bill
The Dispatch’s editorial “Adding up the cost of climate change in Pa.” did a wonderful job highlighting how the effects of global warming are hitting close to home.
OP-ED: Earth Day’s movement continues call to action on climate
As Americans observe Earth Day on April 22, let’s take a moment to reflect on the power of the grassroots movement behind that first celebration in 1970, which led to dramatic changes that improved the quality of our lives through cleaner air and water.
OP-ED: Pa.’s urban school superintendents issue call to action
The success of Pennsylvania’s pro-growth strategy — and its future — will be determined by the quality of education we provide, and the quality of education that Harrisburg is willing to invest in.
EDITORIAL: Facing up to their past
Thumbs up for political candidates who learn their lessons. That appears to include York County office-seekers Ryan Supler, Blanda Nace and Dan Byrnes.
EDITORIAL: A deeper dive into York City’s businesses
We hope that Downtown Inc will tread carefully with the new information and take into account the views of the people who live in the city as well as those who are doing business there.
OP-ED: Fewer and fewer ‘bad hombres’ caught at border
President Donald Trump, our fearmonger-in-chief, often cites the specter of “bad hombres” — gang members and rapists among his most-cited — who cross the U.S.-Mexico border to create mayhem in American cities.
EDITORIAL: LIU task force a good start
LIU 12’s costs are out of control, according to some York County school board members and administrators. And the education services provider’s interim executive director agrees — even if he can’t explain the cause.
LETTER: Don’t let fear kill Prevailing Wage Act
York County schools are fighting for solvency and the state government is getting in our way. The state government is preventing the county, municipalities and school districts from giving us the most bang for our buck.
LETTER: Train poll workers to accommodate people with disabilities
While the right to vote has been given to Americans regardless of race, religion, gender, status and a host of other labels, it is not a private and independent vote for all Americans.
EDITORIAL: McGraw gains respect with statements
Muffet McGraw lost a basketball game Sunday. A few days before, however, she won something more important — the respect of those who cherish fairness.
OP-ED: Stop federal funding of charter schools
Democratic members of Congress recently grilled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her budget proposing huge cuts to programs including the Special Olympics while calling for a $60 million hike in spending
OP-ED: Donald Trump: Our employee, not our boss
The controversy over Donald Trump’s tax returns reminds us that a president is our employee. A president is there to work for us. If he’s working for someone else, we need to know.
LETTER: Climate change affecting military readiness
Climate change isn’t waiting for Donald Trump or Scott Perry to take seriously the problem that burning fossil fuels is creating.
OP-ED: Regan not closing door on marijuana legalization
I have taken a cautiously open-minded approach, and I can understand why some individuals have misinterpreted things I have said on the issue.
OP-ED: Why are states chasing away robot dogs?
Sony recently re-released an updated version of aibo, the robotic dog it sold from 1999 to 2006. The “canine” is built and designed for companionship, using artificial intelligence to remember different people.
OP-ED: The real shame of the opioid crisis: Purdue Pharma
My little sister, Jenny, didn’t have a funeral. Her estranged, drug-dealer husband took her body from the hospital morgue after her gruesome death from prescription opioids. I never saw her again after she died
EDITORIAL: Inmates have rights, York County
Members should read some Voltaire or Rousseau prior to siting down on Tuesday and ratifying a new mail policy that avoids stomping all over the country's foundational precepts.
OP-ED: Excessive debt is already taking a toll on GDP
Despite claims by the debt-level deniers, the negative consequences of high gross debt (106 percent of GDP in 2017) are not waiting for our grandchildren.
OP-ED: Eliminating the threat of an EMP
Ask almost any American to name the most potentially devastating threats to our security, and the chances that “electromagnetic pulse” will come up are extremely slim. And yet an EMP is a frighteningly real pos
EDITORIAL: Trump leading a party stalled in adolescence
There were hopes, when Donald Trump assumed the presidency, that the nascent politician would grow into the role; that as he familiarized himself with the rigors and responsibilities of the office, he would shed his reflexive showmanship and mature into something more like a statesman.
LETTER: North Codorus leaders need to be transparent on police issue
The residents of North Codorus Township feel there has been a lack of transparency throughout North Codorus Township Police decision process.
OP-ED: How work-life programs stall women’s careers, pay
Every working mother knows the feeling: The clock ticks toward the top of the hour, the hour being the moment when you officially are off that clock.