OP-ED: Dr. Pandelidis forgets Hippocratic Oath, advocates reckless approach to coronavirus
OP-ED: Trump says a lot of idiotic things. Taking them seriously gives him too much credit
The challenge for commentators is to decide which of many Trump idiocies is worth denouncing.
by Michael McGough | 1 day ago
OP-ED: This isn’t about politics; it’s about love
We are patient, and no, we are most definitely not opening the doors of our buildings until the consensus of infectious disease experts and church leaders advise it is safe.
by The Rev. Joel Folkemer and the Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Memorial Day 2020 and our symbol of persistence
Persistence — the firm continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty — is reflected by the deeds of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our nation.
by Terry Gendron | 1 day ago
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EDITORIAL: Be smart. Vote by mail
Today, let's celebrate something the state Legislature got right.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
LETTER: Brier is candidate we need and deserve in the 10th Congressional race
After comparing Eugene DePasquale and Tom Brier, I am enthusiastically supporting Tom.
by Sarah King Reinecker | 5 days ago
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OP-ED: Schools will need help to recover
In the age of COVID-19, many U.S. states are facing unprecedented budget crises. If unchecked, these will lead to funding cuts that devastate public education, leave students less prepared for the future and weaken state economies that depend on a well-educated workforce.
by Nicholas Johnson | 5 days ago
EDITORIAL: This heat Gov. Wolf earned
Throughout the outbreak, Wolf has sought to control information to a degree that's undermined his administration's credibility and winnowed public trust. And, time and again, its defense for its actions was sacrificed when political realities required it.
by The Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Trump is handing anti-vaxxers an invitation to smear coronavirus vaccines
Convincing vaccine skeptics to trust any future COVID-19 vaccine is going to be a tough job, even if there are mountains of data from clinical trials showing that it is safe and effective.
by Mariel Garza | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Time for Wolf to unleash Pa. Posse
It's time for Gov. Tom Wolf to provide some real clarity about Pennsylvania auto racing.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Proof is in the data — Yorkers’ sacrifices have saved lives
I now hear statements such as “it isn’t as bad as predicted,” or “our hospitals are not overrun.” These are all testaments to the success of social distancing.
LETTER: Wolf has done what needed to be done
I am so weary of the whole situation, as many people are. But I honestly don’t know which is more stressful — the pandemic or the fighting.
OP-ED: Civilian Coronavirus Corps fails to solve problem of Wolf’s making
The proposal is at best misguided, and at worst kneecaps the state financially at the expense of Pennsylvanians.
EDITORIAL: Venue offers hope for seniors
Thumbs up to the Out Door Country Club, for giving York County’s graduating seniors hope to hold on to as their academic careers come to quieter than expected ends.
OP-ED: Are we in this together?
The cure wouldn’t be worse than the problem if our representatives were trying in earnest to innovate better solutions. Sadly, our local elected state legislators, even our district attorney and sheriff in York County, are making this pandemic both political and partisan.
GUEST EDITORIAL: Progress on saving America’s free press
Congress is taking some encouraging steps toward the critical challenge of saving America’s local newspapers.
OP-ED: Trump just called a key coronavirus whistleblower ‘disgruntled’
Trump’s splenetic reaction is all the encouragement we need to pay close attention to what Bright told Congress, because what the president disparages often is the truth.
OPED: We’re paying a steep price for not investing in science
In this time of tremendous uncertainty one thing is clear: We need to facilitate ramping up research instead of making it more difficult.
OP-ED: Coronavirus tracing apps are coming. Here’s how they could reshape surveillance as we know it
We are repeatedly told that contact tracing apps and COVID-19-related surveillance are temporary measures for use until the pandemic passes. That’s likely to be a fantasy.
LETTER: Gov. Wolf acting like a dictator
He has made it clear that it is solely his way or death to businesses in certain areas. If he doesn't starve them out, he will kill them with retaliation.
EDITORIAL: Bullying Gross owes apologies
East Manchester Township’s head supervisor evidently has a problem with the media accurately reporting public information. But he doesn’t want to discuss it. He just wants to spout angry misinformation about it while refusing to engage with the facts.
LETTER: Trust in citizens: Pass redistricting reform
Fair-minded, courageous citizens possessing the moral rectitude solely to do right by their fellow citizens if tasked with preserving their most basic liberty
EDITORIAL: Scathing report on state’s response
Spotlight PA has released a scathing report on the state’s failure to implement a plan to protect its nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
LETTER: Thanks, Rep. Jones, for showing York County isn’t ready to reopen
Those supposedly respectable business people — by their actions, not wearing masks, not social distancing, and maybe even not washing their hands (I mean, who knows, considering their behavior) — have demonstrated their complete disregard for the health and safety of others.
LETTER: Postmaster wants you to socially distance your dog
As the Postal Service continues to provide an essential service during the current crisis, we want to make sure our carriers are safe and out of harm’s way while making their appointed rounds.
OP-ED: To restart business, protect workers
States that are reopening their economies even as cases of COVID-19 are still rising are threatening their own residents and the whole country.
LETTER: Vote by mail this year (it’s easy and responsible)
I enjoy voting in person, but this year I will vote by mail. It is just too thoughtless to expose vulnerable poll workers and my neighbors to a dangerous infection.
LETTER: Saddened by parody of prayer
The Lord’s Prayer is precious to me and to all Christians who love Jesus and believe He is our Savior and truest hope.
OP-ED: Take control of your body this Women’s Health Week
Women’s Health Week is an important time to consider what your family planning goals consist of, and recognize that women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and ethnicities deserve to live a lifestyle that is healthy physically and mentally.
EDITORIAL: Ida B. Wells’ work far from finished
The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes were announced last week, and the most noteworthy selection may well have been the honor bestowed upon a recipient who has been dead almost 90 years.
OP-ED: York leaders pushing for re-opening at expense of small business owners and workers
It’s deeply disappointing and downright dangerous that some members of York County political and business leadership, including some paid by the very taxpayers that they should be protecting, are essentially encouraging York County business owners to defy the governor’s orders and open.
OP-ED: Why we need ‘Medicare for All’
Sen. Bernie Sanders is no longer running for president, but one of his ideas, “Medicare for All,” is more critical than ever.
OP-ED: Petulant president snaps at innocent-but-accurate description of hospital gear availability
For just about any other president trying to steer things in the middle of a pandemic, this photo-op should have been the easiest of events — honoring the people on the front lines of a medical crisis. On National Nurses Day even! What could possibly go wrong?
EDITORIAL: Just put on a mask already
Why is America so resistant to the simple face covering that can help stop the spread of the coronavirus?
OP-ED: Trump’s nominee to oversee intelligence says the right things, but so did Barr
Rep. John Ratcliffe, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be director of national intelligence, was a leading Republican voice during the House impeachment inquiry and his credentials to oversee the intelligence community are underwhelming.
OP-ED: A salute to the ingenuity of American nurses
Americans can’t seem to agree about much these days, but one thing crosses all political persuasions: gratitude for our health care professionals, especially in a time of pandemic.