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OP-ED: How did we get to place where FBI wondered if American president was Russian asset?
OP-ED: Courts confront Trump overreach
The fight is far from over, but a federal court decision Tuesday morning barring the Trump administration from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census is heartening for those who see the move as a bl
by Scott Martelle | 3 days ago
OP-ED: Workers are the foundation of Pennsylvania
As historical markers throughout the commonwealth demonstrate, Pennsylvania has a storied history in the labor movement.
by Eric Rosso | 3 days ago
EDITORIAL: GOP voices offer choice: Hope or hate-mongering
Newly minted Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah didn’t wait to take the oath of office this month before offering up a new vision for his party.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 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: Be skeptical about new committee
Pennsylvania Democrats are right to be wary about the recently approved House Government Oversight Committee.
by York Dispatch | 4 days ago
OP-ED: President Trump’s doomsday shutdown
Not long after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in 2017, I ran into a discussion of the Doomsday Clock on Facebook.
by Virginia Heffernan | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Congress ignored its election duties for years. That ends now
House Democrats have waited eight years to regain the speakership, and now that they hold the gavel, they will clearly seek to move on pent-up priorities. For their first act out of the gate, they rolled severa
by Matthew Weil | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Sen. Folmer looks to 2019
Last Session, I advanced a host of initiatives — including the breaking of a logjam on how election lines would be drawn by a to-be-created independent citizens’ commission.
by York Dispatch | 5 days ago
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EDITORIAL: Congress must respond to Trump’s Russia action
A pair of remarkable stories last weekend raise troubling new questions about President Donald Trump’s ongoing relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin — and the seriousness with which that relationship is viewed at the highest levels of America’s intelligence community.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
EDITORIAL: Metcalfe finally out as state government chair
After eight long years, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, is no longer chairman of the House State Government Committee.
by York Dispatch | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Taxpayers on hook for millions of government work hours that no one actually worked
The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday to grant back pay for furloughed federal workers, which is usually what happens when the government shuts down. It’s a benevolent and fair thing to do — 800,000 employees for
by Scott Martelle | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Mature tone urged for D.C. Democrats
President Donald Trump’s pep-rally exhortations to “lock her up” or “build the wall” fire up his base, but that’s about all they do.
OP-ED: Trump’s border wall woes
As 800,000 federal employees enter another week without paychecks, any way to end the country’s budget impasse has appeal. But the solution is not the one President Donald Trump has been floating in recent days
OP-ED: Can’t kill the ACA. Can’t get it to work
It was a pretty good year for President Barack Obama’s major legacy, health care reform, aka Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. The pace of new signups has been respectable if not miraculous, and now Republi
EDITORIAL: Immigration addresses were more of same
The setting may have been novel, but the content was largely familiar.
EDITORIAL: Council right to put hiring on hold
The York City Council made the right decision recently when it opted to put the hiring of a new business administrator on hold.
LETTER: Resolve to pass climate bill in new year
The York Dispatch’s editorial “Wishes for a new, better year” highlighted the need to combat climate change while battling an administration that seems to want to destroy the environment.
OP-ED: Women take Congress, misogynists lash out
Just over a year ago, a writer named Kristen Roupenian published a short story in the New Yorker called “Cat Person.” It chronicled a brief, mediocre romance. At first, it was hard to say what made the story ne
EDITORIAL: Urgency needed in shutdown talks
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that President Donald Trump lives in a world of his own making (with a good deal of conservative media enabling). So it is no surprise that his grasp of the true ramifications of the ongoing government shutdown is, shall we say, tenuous.
LETTER: Have we gone nuts for high school sports?
As an old-time, 88-year-old former high school teacher, I just have to write this letter in response to a news story in your Sports Today section on Dec 27. 2018.
EDITORIAL: Silver lining in Pa. priests report
It’s been more than four months since Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a stunning grand jury report that documented decades of abusive behavior against children by Catholic priests.
OP-ED: The feds are focused on ending modern-day slavery in the U.S.
Human trafficking in the form of sexual slavery is a real problem in our country, one that the federal government is fighting hard to dismantle.
OP-ED: I can’t go a day without my smartphone — but I want that to change
When I heard that Vitaminwater is giving away $100,000 in a contest where the winner has to give up their smartphone for a year in favor of a 1996-era app-free version, my immediate thought was: I could never d
EDITORIAL: It’s always time to speak out against hate
The uncomfortable conversations are the ones that make an impact, and the county and the country need that impact, and they need it now.
OPED: Prepare for slower growth and greater risks in 2019
In 2019 we can expect slower growth, continued volatility, and China to resist significant market-based reforms. These and other factors, combined with an environment of political uncertainty, could create grea
EDITORIAL: Wishes for new, better year
As 2019 dawns, it brings with it a trunkload of political baggage. From calcified partisanship in Washington to end-runs around the public will at the state level to toxic politicking locally, there is room for improvement across the board.
OPED: I’m a white evangelical Christian who stands with immigrants
Although Republican politicians might be surprised to hear it, my faith compelled me to vote for the pro-immigrant candidate.
OPED: Shutdown over nonexistent crisis
The federal government remains in a partial shutdown as President Donald Trump digs in his heels (good thing those bone spurs got better) over his silly wall, refusing to agree to a spending bill that doesn’t include $5.7 billion for what assuredly would be a waste of tax dollars.
OPED: When professionals sell out, we get a president like Trump
When he was 16, Friedrich Trump, President Trump’s grandfather, fled mandatory military service in the German Imperial Army. Having decided he was too weak to serve, Trump slunk off to North America around 1885. Now it appears that Trump’s father, Fred, took pains to pass Friedrich’s moral cowardice
EDITORIAL: Be responsible on New Year’s Eve
New Year's Eve presents an annual opportunity to celebrate. There's nothing wrong with that. Just do it responsibly.
OPED: 2018: The year we lost ourselves
The signature loss of this year was neither personal nor public. No, 2018 will go down as the year we lost ourselves. Although, granted, we've been losing ourselves for a while now.
OPED: The appalling normalcy of gun violence in America
So far this year California has endured 24 incidents in which at least four people were hit by gunfire, one of the definitions of a mass shooting.
EDITORIAL: Perry reflects GOP’s lack of compassion
When running for the White House back in 2000, George W. Bush famously styled himself as a “compassionate conservative” — a tacit admission that the general brand of that particular political ideology wasn’t exactly known for its humanity.
OPED: 6 tips for progressives in 2019
As we begin the New Year, the federal government is in gridlock, shut down over President Donald Trump’s demand to spend $5.7 billion on a border wall (rather than on jobs, education or health care). Trump has
EDITORIAL: One step forward, two steps back in D.C.
Lost amid the storm clouds of partisanship last week was passage of a new law that was not so much silver lining but, for backers of criminal justice reform, a veritable rainbow.
OPED: Michael Flynn didn’t tell the truth about Russia contacts. Why?
If the lesson of Watergate was “follow the money,” then the lesson of the Trump-Russia scandal may well be “follow the lies.”
OPED: Mattis’ truth-telling resignation
Resignation letters can be rants. Meltdowns. But mostly they’re boilerplate. One job site advises quitters to be brief, not to burn bridges, and — this above all — “Don’t tell the whole truth in your exit inter
EDITORIAL: Spoiled president spoils the holidays
As the third government shutdown of the year became a reality, there was little immediacy to be found among Trump administration members over the holiday weekend.