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OP-ED: Coming soon: Impeachment for dummies
EDITORIAL: Equal pay for women athletes
The crowd voiced a call that should be echoed around the country: The U.S. women's soccer team deserves to be paid as much as, or even more than, the men's team.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 3 days ago
LETTER: DePasquale should run for governor, not Congress
I was saving my vote for Eugene for governor. There's no one more qualified to be chief executive of this commonwealth. Why box him in to one congressional district?
by Joe Stafford | 4 days ago
OP-ED: How Title IX transformed U.S. sports
Sunday’s World Cup victory for the U.S. women’s national soccer team was entirely due to the hard work and talent of the players on the field. But long before they were born, civil rights advocates and legislators were hard at work clearing their path to success.
by Betsy Butler | 4 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: Sensible law on school security
On Tuesday, July 2, Gov. Tom Wolf, signed a bill that clarifies the requirements for security personnel in Pennsylvania schools to carry firearms.
by York Dispatch | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Court rules Trump can’t block critics on Twitter
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that President Donald Trump violated the 1st Amendment by blocking some critics from access to his Twitter feed. The decision by the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals might seem like poetic justice visited on a president who can dish it out but can’t take it.
by Michael McGough | 4 days ago
OP-ED: The dangers of political tribalism
In a poll taken shortly before the 2016 election, the Pew Research Center found that 53% of Donald Trump’s supporters were mainly motivated by their dislike for Hillary Clinton. And 46% of Clinton’s supporters
by Luke Fuszard | 5 days ago
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OP-ED: What I learned from election reform
Long before I became chair of the Senate State Government Committee, I worked to reform election laws. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to chair the Committee.
by State Sen. Mike Folmer | 6 days ago
OP-ED: British diplomat gets run over by the Brexit bus
A few days ago, the U.K.’s former spy chief warned his country is going through a political nervous breakdown. The leak of confidential memos by Britain’s ambassador to Washington about Donald Trump’s administration only seems to make that official.
by Therese Raphael | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Time for a climate change debate
With the first debate between the Democrats vying for the party's presidential nomination next year completed, it's time to take seriously the suggestion that one of the remaining debates focus on climate change.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Courts block another miserable Trump attempt
A federal judge in Seattle has stymied yet another effort by the Trump administration to make it as difficult as possible for people from other countries to seek asylum in the U.S.
by Scott Martelle | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Rockets red scare
As anyone with a dog or small child can tell you, the state's new laissez-faire approach to fireworks in the days leading up to Independence Day is a threat to the peace and quiet for which people pay taxes.
OP-ED: The predator next door
An Illinois woman and her child were recently injured after being attacked by an escaped pet caracal, a large exotic cat similar to a lynx. Both were hospitalized, and police killed the caracal. No doubt confused and frightened, this wild animal experienced only the briefest glimmer of freedom befor
OP-ED: Tomorrow’s children cannot afford Trump’s ignorance on climate change
There is one sense in which Donald Trump truly is the greatest American president. Given his ignorant determination to move us backward rather than forward on the issue of climate change, he is a greater threat
OPED: Bobby Simpson: For progress in York, police and business must lead way
I’d like to give my opinion on a number of topics that were recently covered in our local newspaper. One made national news and, once again, put York in the national spotlight.
EDITORIAL: 10th District voters to be winners
The voters of the 10th District will be the real winners if the expected race between Scott Perry and Eugene DePasquale comes to fruition.
EDITORIAL: Fourth of July no time for Trump rally
"Donald Trump and the Never-Ending Campaign" continues.
EDITORIAL: State GOP sounds a lot like Trump
But Thursday's diatribe by the new leader of the state GOP is classic Trumpism. It contained all the elements of the smoke-and-mirrors campaign that's permitted Trump to survive scandals that would have sunk any administration before it.
OP-ED: Capitalist? Socialist? Democrats need a terminology intervention
College professors spend a lot of time distinguishing different theories and points of view within disciplines, choosing their language very carefully to distinguish the different camps, defending some and crit
EDITORIAL: Lessons to be learned from Pa. Senate brawl
There was little for anyone to be proud of in the Pennsylvania statehouse last Wednesday.
OP-ED: Put brakes on public transit plan
Last year, during my Pennsylvania Senate run, I spent time talking to many different people. While at senior centers, which have programs supported by the state lottery, there was high concern over funding cuts to Rabbit Transit.
OP-ED: Pa. is beautiful; let’s keep it that way
As many of us get ready to kick off on our July 4th vacations, sightseeing and picnics, it’s the perfect time to celebrate America’s commitment to preserving the outdoors and our access to it.
EDITORIAL: Sestak: Long shot, but a strong voice
Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has joined the burgeoning ranks of Democratic presidential hopefuls, becoming, depending on your news source, candidate No. 24 (the New York Times) or 25 (NBC).
OP-ED: One Marianne Williamson moon reference was enough
It took Marianne Williamson wading into bizarre references about New Zealand, the moon and the power of love for me to realize something: The GOP made the right decision in their own overpopulated primary on the road to 2016.
EDITORIAL: Above and beyond the goal
Thumbs up to York Catholic supporters, a center that helps overwhelmed parents and Robert Mueller.
OP-ED: Proud to advance election reforms
I’m pleased the Senate State Government Committee, which I chair, recently advanced various election reforms, including: open primaries, easing voting by absentee ballot, eliminating straight ticket/straight party voting, and rotating Philadelphia judicial ballots.
OP-ED: I’m Having it Made Here in York — are you?
York County has announced a collaborative brand, “Have It Made Here,” after over two years of work, research, conversations, and brainstorming. Recently, the Tourism Grant Committee awarded additional funding to continue this initiative, so it’s brought about the question — are you having it made he
OP-ED: Kamala Harris wants to ‘prosecute the case’ against Trump. What does that mean?
During one of his debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Donald Trump threatened to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the former secretary of state if he were elected. “Lock her up!” remains a popular cheer at his campaign-style rallies.
OP-ED: Don’t claim to be all inclusive if you don’t want Trump supporters
Our society is sharply polarized for a bunch of reasons, but one that sticks out in my mind is the prevailing sense of righteousness. You see it all the time in online debates — the other side isn’t just mistaken, it’s deficient, or venal, or immoral, or even evil.
EDITORIAL: Helfrich had to hear it
Council members are fed up with constantly getting dodged. And they should be.
EDITORIAL: Act on shameful detention centers
The fact that Congress has been unable to meaningfully address the issue of illegal immigration for the past decade is unforgivable. But the current administration’s treatment of those seeking asylum in the United States — including very young children — is shameful. It may even be criminal.
LETTER: North Codorus officials ignore residents in police debate
At a recent supervisors’ meeting, the residents of North Codorus Township shared their opinions regarding withdrawing from Southwestern Regional Police Department.
OP-ED: Six ways Democrats could help reelect Trump in 2020
It is difficult for most Democrats to imagine that Donald Trump might be reelected. They are convinced that America is a wiser, more cautious nation than it was in 2016 — and that the people are anxious to fix
EDITORIAL: Voters should back victims’ rights
If given the chance in November, which seems likely, Pennsylvania voters should approve a referendum to codify victims' rights into the constitution.
OP-ED: Trump did the right thing — gasp! — in aborting potentially lethal attacks on Iran
Well, here’s something new — President Donald Trump, in reversing his own decision to attack multiple targets in Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. drone, exhibited a surprising level of restraint late Thursday, and for the right reasons.
OP-ED: Trump’s Iran stand down shows total incoherence of his policy
What on earth is America’s policy on Iran? That is the operative question after President Donald Trump ordered, then called off, a U.S. strike on Iranian targets, with 10 minutes to spare.
OP-ED: Stonewall story is still playing out
In late June of 1969, the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Manhattan where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people would congregate. On the night of the raid, patrons fought back and days of riots ensued.