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EDITORIAL: Don’t rush to judgment in PSU case
In the hazing lawsuit vs. the Penn State football program, there's cause for some healthy skepticism.
by York Dispatch | 3 days ago
EDITORIAL: MLK Day finds progress stalled
From all-out assaults on voting rights to inequities in education and housing to new spasms of white-nationalist nonsense, the America entering the third decade of the 21st century is not so far removed from that embroiled in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
EDITORIAL: Bad timing for a Warren-Sanders split
The ending of the yearlong truce comes at a bad time.
EDITORIAL: Banning gambling devices seems wrong
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court will likely decide the issue, but a ban on newly proliferating gambling devices seems wrongheaded.
EDITORIAL: A lion of the Civil Rights movement
From the earliest days of the Civil Rights movement to the most challenging days of the current administration, Rep. John Lewis has been a prominent and forceful voice on the national stage – for equality, for justice, for fairness and for reason.
EDITORIAL: How seriously do York County officials take elections?
What, pray tell, were county commissioners looking for in the interview process, anyway?
EDITORIAL: York JCC shows the right level of caution by increasing security
In this era, that easy access can be a liability as anti-Semitic hate crimes rise and threats become actions. And so the JCC is taking action of its own.
EDITORIAL: Revisit and revive ERA
If you thought the Equal Rights Amendment was dead and gone, well, one could hardly blame you. Congress passed the measure in 1972 and the majority of states that ratified it — including, we’re proud to note, Pennsylvania — acted within the next two years.
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EDITORIAL: Impulse is not foreign policy
Almost everything surrounding the decision by President Donald Trump to assassinate Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander, raises troubling questions.
EDITORIAL: Answer needed on Turnpike toll spirals
Benjamin Franklin famously noted there were but two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Were he around today, he would no doubt add a third: Toll hikes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
EDITORIAL: Some resolutions to unite us in 2020
A new year is upon us. That can only mean one thing. It's time to make resolutions. Here are a few resolutions to help us become more united in 2020.
EDITORIAL: The two sides of 2019, personified
Every year has its share of good and bad. But seldom can the two sides of that coin be summed up so succinctly by a pair of public figures. In 2019, however, that was the case.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
The following Christmas classic, written by Francis P. Church, was first published in 1897 by The New York Sun.
EDITORIAL: Make it easier to cast ballots
They’re at it again. Republican officials in several states are moving aggressively to purge voters – hundreds and thousands of them – from registration rolls.
EDITORIAL: Forget the facts, ma’am
Phillips-Hill talked a lot about jobs at Trump's rally this past week. Yet she felt compelled to tear down her very own constituents who were just doing theirs.
EDITORIAL: Welcome effort to increase diversity
The York City Police Department has announced plans to partner with York College students to better understand — and rectify — its woesome lack of diversity.
EDITORIAL: Avoid repeats of Mount Rose mess
The $60 million-and-counting Mount Rose project was intended to reduce congestion and improve safety at one of the area’s most notorious interchanges. And maybe it will. If it’s ever completed.
EDITORIAL: Lots of jobs, but lousy ones
The JQI debuted last week, the same day the very low unemployment numbers came out. And it showed a very different picture than the 3.5% unemployment did.
EDITORIAL: House must impeach Trump
And it's that use of mafioso language — phrases designed to apply pressure while maintaining plausible deniability — that are at the crux of his pending impeachment in the House.
EDITORIAL: Franklin’s salary high, but deserved
James Franklin recently received a new contract from Penn State. He'll likely become one of the highest-paid college football coaches in the nation.
EDITORIAL: The phony ‘war on Christmas’ returns
The “war on Christmas” fiction was popularized in the mid-2000s by Fox News and its then top banana Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly is gone, his career crushed under the weight of repeated sexual harassment allegations, but the phony war lives on.
EDITORIAL: Pa.’s weakest districts targeted
It's no secret that Republicans and private interests are working throughout the country to privatize education.
EDITORIAL: MLB plan goes down on strikes
A proposal by Major League Baseball to whittle the number of minor league teams nationwide by some 25 percent is getting a well-deserved Bronx cheer.
EDITORIAL: Give hunting changes chance to work
In 2019, the rifle deer season featured a Saturday opener. In 2020, three days of Sunday hunting will be permitted in the state.
EDITORIAL: Do the chores to stop climate change
The nations of the world are pretending that fighting climate change is like a household chore that no one really wants to do, like cleaning the garage.
EDITORIAL: More Yorkers should give local
Township Supervisor Mark Myers went so far as to argue that the board should kill the Hewitt's application even though it fit existing law and wait for the new law to could make the winery illegal.
EDITORIAL: It’s time to ban gifts for lawmakers
It seems like it should be common sense: Lawmakers shouldn't accept gifts from lobbyists.
EDITORIAL: Note the ‘public’ in public officials
York County officialdom has been on a roll lately, laying bare its utter disdain for the public's right to know.
EDITORIAL: Substitute shortage a major issue
There's a local shortage of substitute teachers. The law of supply and demand means that attracting qualified substitutes will cost more money.
EDITORIAL: ‘Be reasonable’ on Pa. minimum wage
When Gov. Tom Wolf entered office in 2015, among his goals was to more than double Pennsylvania’s measly $7.25 minimum wage to $15 an hour.
EDITORIAL: Good for you, York County voters
This year, with more candidates running and some countywide elections that generated a lot of interest, nearly 25% of registered York County voters actually went to the polls on Nov. 5 and cast ballots.
EDITORIAL: Condition of Pa. dams a major issue
EDITORIAL: The poor condition of many Pennsylvania dams should be a major concern for all us. A financial commitment must be made to fix the issue.
EDITORIAL: Hellam Township should stop fighting lawful use of a property
For two years, Bill and Wendy Hewitt have been fighting with Hellam Township about a property they want to buy.
EDITORIAL: Congratulation election winners, whoever you are
The blame, though, falls squarely at the feet of county officials, specifically York County commissioners.
EDITORIAL: We have lobbying problem in Pa.
We have a lobbying problem in Pennsylvania. Now it's time for our legislators to do something about it.
EDITORIAL: A mandate to protect York County lands
It’s not every day you see property owners raising their hands in response to the question, “do you mind paying a little more in taxes”?
EDITORIAL: Trump, GOP ignoring impeachment reality
If there were any doubts that President Donald Trump has remade the Republican Party in his own image, they can be laid to rest in the wake of the House vote to formalize its impeachment inquiry.