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OP-ED: The little rover that could
LETTER: Virginia governor, attorney general should not resign
The governor and attorney general who wore blackface decades ago, (it was racist, repugnant and stupid) should not resign, but apologize and — like the governor said — spend the rest of their terms working for racial equality, protecting the vote and protecting the rights of women.
by Marg Gotwald | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Americans growing more concerned about climate change
A survey released last week by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, found Americans are alarmed and concerned about climate change now more than ever.
by Jon Clark | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: York County’s loss, Pennsylvania’s gain
Every boss knows the feeling: That combination of pride, understanding and just a little bit of remorse that wells up when a really excellent employee announces they are leaving for a new opportunity.
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
OP-ED: Nixon, Johnson and Trump: America’s angry presidents
Lost amid the current fuss over presidential impeachment is one strong resemblance Donald Trump bears to two predecessors who landed in impeachment proceedings, Andrew Johnson and Richard Nixon. Anger and griev
by David O. Stewart | 2 days ago
OP-ED: What does the Recorder of Deeds Office really do?
I sometimes hear people say “all the Recorder of Deeds Office does is record deeds.” It’s a common misconception about all the work performed in this important office.
by Laura Shue | 2 days ago
OP-ED: Step up, or stop complaining
During this year’s municipal elections, voters will see familiar names when they stand in front of their voting machines … not the names from the nightly news, but rather the names of friends and neighbors who want to serve their community.
by David M. Sanko | 3 days ago
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OP-ED: What would Lincoln do? 16th president navigated times even more polarized than today’s
Abraham Lincoln, who was born 210 years ago this month, was president during an era even more rancorous and polarized than our own. Yet he managed to navigate it – not in a way that pleased everyone or made him
by David Blankenhorn | 3 days ago
EDITORIAL: Smucker, Perry roll over for Trump
Allegiance to President Donald Trump and fear of his frothing base yet again superseded any semblance of principle or duty.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: York City neighborhood plan has merit
There is no shortage of challenges in the city of York and, over the years, there has been no shortage of ideas for tackling them.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Central Pa. youth baseball needs support for live-saving equipment
Our community is quite fortunate to have so many vibrant and active youth baseball organizations. They do an incredible job, using the resources available to them, to create the opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun, safe and positive environment.
by Tim Colgan | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Climate crisis requires us to invest in future, not subsidize the past
People across the United States, from Los Angeles to Des Moines to Orlando, deserve to drive affordable cars that don’t harm the places they love and pollute the air we all breathe.
by Gina Coplon-Newfield | 6 days ago
York Dispatch will replace ‘Non Sequitur’ comic after vulgar Trump shot
Comic strip Non Sequitur will soon be removed from the pages of the York Dispatch.
OP-ED: It’s time to shut down tax havens
For many Americans, February is tax time — or at least the time they are reminded of their need to pay taxes, now that the forms are all in. That means millions of people are starting to sift through piles of p
EDITORIAL: Ice arena probe drags on too long
The investigation into possible wrongdoing at the York City Ice Arena has dragged on for a year and a half. It's time for a resolution.
LETTER: ‘Power grab’ comment is chilling
The recent response by Sen. Mitch McConnell to legislation in the House of Representatives intended to make it easier for everyday Americans to vote is a clear indication of the stranglehold that large corporations and the excessively wealthy have on our political system.
OP-ED: The greatest conservation program no one has ever heard of
Last September, despite broad partisan support, Congress failed to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which for more than 50 years has preserved and improved federal, state, and local parks and open spaces.
EDITORIAL: Like much else, comedy must change with times
There’s an old adage in writing: Don’t tell, show. It’s a rule of thumb that should be adapted more often to everyday life.
OP-ED: Johnson & Johnson rolls out a new Trump appeasement policy
Johnson & Johnson appears to have listened to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday.
OP-ED: Infrastructure returns as a bipartisan issue in Washington
President Donald Trump called for a bipartisan effort to pass an infrastructure bill in his latest State of the Union speech. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao echoed the same sentiments shortly after the
OP-ED: Pennsylvania’s roadmap to protect elections
Pennsylvania can no longer ignore threats to the security of its election system – nor does it have to.
OP-ED: Court change could put your health care at risk
Here in south-central Pennsylvania, we’re blessed with great health-care providers and facilities.
EDITORIAL: Shift ends for city chief
Best of luck to David Michaels as he joins WellSpan York Hospital’s emergency management team.
OP-ED: Wolf’s budget rhetoric meets reality
Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, seeking opportunity.
OP-ED: This State of the Union was a joust between Trump and a sea of women in white
Marching pioneers of the suffragette movement couldn’t have known a century ago when they wore white as a symbol of their cause that it would someday make its way into the chambers of Congress and upstage one o
EDITORIAL: Trump Lite offers wall-to-wall menu
There are two President Donald Trumps. One is the campaign-stop showman who speaks off the cuff, tweets from the hip and seeks to inflame rather than inform.
OP-ED: My furry valentine
Roses, hearts, chocolates … these aren’t what come to mind when I think of Valentine’s Day. The image I’ll always associate with the holiday is a small puppy, sitting in a cage and barking so enthusiastically that his front feet lifted off the floor with every yip and yap.
EDITORIAL: Time to try Saturday buck opener
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering a Saturday opening day for the firearms buck season. It's an idea that deserves to be tried.
OP-ED: How I fell for OxyContin
In 2000, when I was 19 and having an existential and Adderall-fueled nervous breakdown, I came home from college for a long weekend and sobbed in my mother’s arms. She held me and shushed me, and then – feeling
EDITORIAL: Cold days, warm days: Climate change continues
Last week, it was very cold, even for January. This week, it's warm for February. Neither weather extreme really matters when we're talking about climate change. Overall, the Earth is getting warmer. And people are the reason why.
LETTER: Immigration policy should be based in reality
Congress now has the opportunity to examine the facts concerning security at our southern land border with Mexico.
OP-ED: On Tuesday, Trump should channel his inner George Washington
In President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, he surveyed the nation’s landscape – crumbling infrastructure, leaky borders, costly wars, deadly deindustrialization and divisive identity politics – and in one i
EDITORIAL: Never an excuse for blackface
How it is 2019 and there are headlines both nationally and locally about persons of prominence made up in blackface?
OP-ED: Risking worse shutdowns
The 35-day partial government shutdown that cost the U.S. economy $11 billion can teach us something about our political process’ limits in problem-solving. These lessons are particularly important because a ne
EDITORIAL: On voting, GOP takes a holiday from its senses
If there was any doubt that the Republican game plan for maintaining elective majorities is to suppress the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did his best to lay it to rest this week.
OP-ED: Folmer supports constitutional amendments to reform Pa. elections
I’m pleased to join with Senate colleagues to propose bipartisan election changes — beginning with three constitutional amendments: absentee ballots, poll workers, and judicial retention elections.
OP-ED: Social media robs families of human connection
Using the computer was reducing my ability to concentrate, and I was determined to return to actual book reading to restore my ability to think and to reason.