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OPED: Republican doublespeak on health care starts at the top
OPED: Something desperately wrong when America accused of covering up killing of dissident
On Thursday, the twice-poisoned Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza looked in fine health as he accepted the Train Foundation Prize for Civil Courage in New York. The award honors “steadfast resistance to evi
by Virginia Heffernan | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: Support your local high school thespian
The new fall season is here! No, not on television, at the movies or even along the Great White Way. We’re setting our entertainment sights a little closer to home.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 1 day ago
OPED: Reduce China trade deficit by exporting more, not piling on more tariffs
The Trump administration’s anti-trade actions, intended to radically shake up world trade, may be having unintended consequences.
by Don Bonker | 2 days ago
OPED: Before its fall from grace, Sears offered a pathway to the American Dream
When my late grandmother bought her first home in the early 1970s, she paid cash for the tidy, red brick bungalow with the life savings that she had earned working as a packer in the catalog department at the h
by Karen Ann Cullotta | 2 days ago
EDITORIAL: One curtain comes down, another goes up
It’s been an impressive run for Reineberg’s Shoes and Shoe Repair — 141 years to be exact.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Keeping the wild spaces
A new nature preserve in eastern York County will let the wild spaces stay wild.
by York Dispatch | 4 days ago
OPED: Trump unexpectedly supports criminal justice reform act
Though Kanye West’s rambling visit to the White House last week, ostensibly to talk about criminal justice reform, is being widely derided as a photo op for both Mr. West and the president, there are some encou
by Kevin Shird | 5 days ago
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OPED: The GOP’s frightening election strategy
In the late 1960s, the Republican Party embraced what it called the Southern Strategy, an appeal to disaffected white Democratic voters who were resentful of desegregation and felt threatened by the gains of th
by David A. Love | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Springfield Twp. board needs to grow
EDITORIAL: A referendum to increase the size of the Springfield Township Board of Supervisors from three to five deserves to be passed.
by York Dispatch | 6 days ago
OPED: Former GOP colleague blasts Perry’s ‘cold-hearted’ policies
Since leaving office, I have generally remained silent on political matters. I have not publicly endorsed candidates. This race is different. In this race, voters have a clear choice.
OPED: Tech is the new scary story — but why?
Shows like “Black Mirror” and movies like “Ready Player One” portray mayhem wrought not by ghosts and monsters, but by out-of-control technology that feels just plausible enough to incite a different kind of fe
OPED: President Trump offers Medi-scare for all
Maybe Donald Trump really believes his hype about the “lying media.” That might explain why his effort to produce a commentary longer than a tweet contains enough falsehoods to have fact checkers working overti
OPED: Why we should teach all girls to play poker
In a 1985 Ms. magazine article headlined “Deal Me In: Why Women Should Play Poker,” feminist psychologist Mary Parlee dissected the gender gap in the quintessential American card game of poker.
OPED: Want to build a more diverse Capitol Hill? Start with the staff
Diversity is a driving force behind a changing America: People of color now represent almost 40 percent of the U.S. population. Yet somehow, a new Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies report shows th
OPED: Don’t worry, all is not lost
Despair appears to be the common mood of the day. Everything is terrible. U.S. democratic norms have devolved so much that it seems impossible to know how to recover. Our political outcomes don’t consistently r
EDITORIAL: Wagner is full of October surprises
When it comes to “October surprises,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner does not appear to be at a loss. Twice this month, he has made announcements that had the potential to change the trajectory of one of the state’s highest-profile races.
EDITORIAL: More pre-K funds needed
Local advocates for high-quality early education recently celebrated the expansion of pre-K funding that allowed them to accommodate more children and expand programming.
OPED: Mr. President, help keep our jobs
President Donald Trump has been traveling around the Midwest recently, bragging about our nation’s “booming” economy. For me and more than 200 of my coworkers at the Honeywell Aerospace plant in South Bend, Ind
OPED: A solution to a stalled hurricane of stupid
Tom Toles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post. He has an amazing talent for explaining government and social policy and has a particular interest in climate change.
OPED: ‘Evidence’ is the word of the year. Neither party owns it
Republicans and Democrats aren’t always at each other’s throats. There is more bipartisanship in Congress than most acknowledge, and no matter what they say, neither party has a monopoly on evidence.
OPED: Wrong time for a Facebook surveillance device
Facebook on Monday unveiled two home gadgets for video chats like those on Skype or FaceTime. The company has been working on video conference hardware for some time but decided to put the project on hold earli
EDITORIAL: Small, but welcome, step to reduce gun tragedies
EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania politicians take small, but welcome, step to reduce firearms tragedies in cases of domestic violence.
OPED: ‘Frankenfood’ will lead to tough choices
The national conversation that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have so long desired is coming, but not how most people expected.
OPED: Our call to duty on Election Day
Our nation faces a range of security and economic threats, some real, some imagined as we go to the polls to vote on Election Day. But as a nation we are blessed with much strength that, when coupled with coura
OPED: Why boomers should vote like their kids
Our friends and peers are asking more and more about our retirement plans, probably because they are thinking about retirement themselves. And although we all may be thinking about it, we find ourselves relucta
EDITORIAL: What is, ‘Hold a second debate’?
Considering how carefully the format, structure and trappings of high-stakes debates are usually hammered out, it’s surprising that Pennsylvania’s one and only matchup between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner went so surprisingly off the rails.
EDITORIAL: New rules victimize sexual assault victims again
The Trump administration, in its ongoing effort to do away with anything decent accomplished during the Obama years, is doing away with guidelines that have made it easier for victims of sexual assault to move on and continue their education.
OPED: It’s not ‘distracted driving,’ it’s selfish driving
The expression “distracted driving” is only a euphemism for “selfish driving.”
EDITORIAL: Probe aside, Kavanaugh has disqualified himself
While it has not come absent the questions and confusion that surround much of what takes place in Washington these days, the supplementary FBI investigation into allegations of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was all but mandatory following hearings last week surrou
OPED: 46 million voted in primaries this year. That’s not enough
Forty-six million voters cast ballots this year in primaries for federal office. It’s an impressive number, and represents a significant increase from 2014. But to strengthen our political parties and our democ
OPED: America is hurtling toward rock bottom
America is headed in an unhealthy downward direction. A large majority — dissatisfied and disillusioned — believe the country is on the wrong track. Major institutions are mistrusted. The Congress is dysfunctio
EDITORIAL: Public help needed to curb gun violence
We see it in the headlines. We see it on the streets. And we see it in the faces of too many of our neighbors who have been touched personally by what can accurately be termed a public health crisis.
EDITORIAL: Trump administration has no shame
EDITORIAL: The brazen Trump administration is now taking credit for the recent good news that emerged about Obamacare.
OPED: Green-card cruelty
Doubling down again on its hostility toward immigrants, the Trump administration has proposed denying permanent residency to anyone who receives more than a modest amount of assistance from public benefit progr
OPED: Kavanaugh confirmation won’t affect Supreme Court’s legitimacy
These are not the best of times for the U.S. Supreme Court. But whether or not Judge Brett Kavanaugh is ultimately confirmed, and despite the intense heat of the moment, the court’s fundamental legitimacy need
EDITORIAL: Spirit of YoCo alive
The York County Economic Alliance presented seven Spirit of YoCo Awards, Wednesday, Sept. 26, to seven individuals or organizations — including Mike Jefferson, director of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training
OPED: The Republicans put on quite a show
Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion.