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OPED: Journalist cameos should end
OPED: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, is dead — long live the queen
In 1967, promoter Pervis Spann placed a crown on Aretha Franklin’s head and recognized her as the Queen of Soul. The accolade is easily justified.
by William Nesbitt | 1 day ago
OPED: A White House enemies list. Hmm, where have we heard that before?
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that in addition to stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance, he's reviewing the clearances of nine other former top government officials who have – in some cases harshly – criticized the president.
by Scott Martelle | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: Rep steps up for families
It’s about time someone in authority stepped up to help families left in the lurch by the owners of Suburban Memorial Gardens in Conewago Township.
by The York Dispatch | 3 days ago
OPED: It’s time to decriminalize sex work
Donald Trump’s presidency could mark a new phase in how America deals with prostitution, long considered the oldest profession. On April 11, the president signed an act that reconciled the Senate’s “Allow State
by David Rosen | 4 days ago
OPED: The doggone truth on Trump
WASHINGTON — Remember how we speculated about what kind of dog Donald Trump would get when he moved into the White House? He never did get one. And now we know why. He hates dogs!
by Ann Mcfeatters | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Presidential demonizing obscures value of media
It turns out we were ahead of the curve when we pointed out earlier this month the increasingly dangerous tone of President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the media.
by The York Dispatch | 4 days ago
OPED: Questions for Catholics in the wake of the grand jury report
It is as advertised. The statewide grand jury report on sexual abuse by Pennsylvania clergy in six Catholic dioceses over decades is both sweeping and sickening.
by John Baer | 5 days ago
OPED: Trump turns on ‘lowlife’ hires, Kelly reaps the mess
It’s hard to gin up sympathy for anyone in a White House that’s deliberately dysfunctional, but in the bizarre case of the firing of a TV celeb-turned-adviser, blame shouldn’t fall on chief of staff John Kelly.
by William M. Daley | 5 days ago
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OPED: Innovation is key for educational equality
There is a “digital divide” – which I saw up close while teaching in the Mississippi Delta – that we should seek to close. But there is good news, too: Technology is already becoming the great educational equal
by Jennifer Huddleston Skees | 6 days ago
OPED: Outliers are made, not born
How do people go haywire and shoot up a school, a concert, a random crowd? Humans are hardwired to be connected, and when those connections cannot be found, the result is emotional pain. Isolation and lonelines
by Jack M. Long | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: GOP and Dems continue to sell fear because it works
EDITORIAL: Political parties sell fear for one simple reason — it works extremely well. The voters must take the blame for that.
by York Dispatch | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Trump roars against Harley
If you listen to President Donald Trump, it sounds like there is one company in particular that is so anti-American, so far removed from the national mainstream that it deserves not only contempt but loss of business.
OPED: Powerful people in fear of the ‘others’
When powerful people fall from their pedestals, I often remember some wisdom I heard long ago: Be good to the little people when you are on your way up, so that they will be good to you on your way down.
Oped: Firefighter’s advice about worsening wildfires
Keep arguing or denying without taking action and in a while it won't matter.
Oped: Kobach’s winning delusion
Kobach's issue — illegal immigrant voter fraud — is important to a subset of conservatives, despite the problem's stubborn inability to manifest itself.
EDITORIAL: Better oversight needed on ‘Mount Rose Ave. mess’
We’re certain the powers that be at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation aren’t going out of their way to make life miserable for area motorists.
EDITORIAL: Pa. proposal adds insult to injury - literally
The last thing Pennsylvania’s abuse victims need is yet another hurdle on the path to protection.
EDITORIAL: 50 years of York County Parks
Fifty years ago, some highly practical Yorkers got together and decided the county needed some spaces where people could just soak in the greenery and the fresh air.
Oped: Trump’s Russia admission is a betrayal
It should go without saying that the highest loyalty of any candidate, and any president, is to his nation, not to electoral victory.
Oped: When it comes to war, words matter
The unheralded word change to President Donald Trump's Department of Defense mission statement is unsettling, to say the least.
Oped: Census question hurts equity efforts
Social movements require bold responses, especially when government policy would directly discriminate against classes of people.
Oped: The push for legal pot, state by state
It is well-established but worth repeating that the War on Drugs is a disaster for everyone it touches.
Oped: ‘Not one pill more’
The availability of opioids leads to overuse. Overuse leads to addiction. Addiction leads to death.
LETTER: Do your job, Scott Perry
I just sent this to the man who is supposed to represent me, Scott Perry. "It was painfully obvious today that the man living in the White House has sided with Putin and the Russians against the U.S. government
Oped: Libraries are more than books
The library is not a warehouse of books like Amazon. It is a public institution of learning predicated on the principle that all Americans should be able to access information, education and culture free of cost.
Oped: Great democracy shouldn’t separate families
Our country has been consumed with reports about the separation of children from their families at the nation's border.
EDITORIAL: Don’t renegotiate with Penn Waste
EDITORIAL: When Scott Wagner's Penn Waste comes calling, local municipalities shouldn't renegotiate. After all, a contract is a contract.
Oped: John Kelly, a study in chaos management
One of Kelly's main achievements is that he cleaned out a lot of people who should have never been on a presidential staff in the first place.
Editorial: Abortion laws factor into governor’s race
The issue is once again front and center in the Keystone State.
EDITORIAL: King’s run offers refreshing change
EDITORIAL: Jess King's grass-roots campaign in the 11th Congressional District offers a refreshing change from business as usual in Pa. politics.
OPED: There is no liberal case for Brett Kavanaugh
In the past few weeks, many conservative voices have spoken in support of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But so have some liberal lawyers, including some of our colleague
Oped: Prescott, others adopt mindset of oppressors over anthem
As a lifelong Eagles fan, I was bred to hate the Dallas Cowboys. But as a black man, I now despise them even more, thanks to the hypocritical reaction of Cowboys leadership to NFL players who protest racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.
Oped: Moonves seems nice, he could also be a predator
Of all the head-scratchers to emerge during #MeToo, one of the most bewildering, to me, is the "but he didn't harass me" statement of support.
Editorial: Storm warnings of another kind in Pa.
A warming planet is creating favorable conditions for increasing numbers of more intense rainstorms.
Editorial: Breast milk is best for babies
Decades of research attest to the health benefits of mother’s milk, especially in young infants and particularly in poor and developing countries
Oped: Remember Hiroshima, think disarmament
As we remember the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan (August 6, 1945) during World War II, let’s rededicate our efforts toward nuclear disarmament.