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EDITORIAL: Be skeptical about new committee
EDITORIAL: Mature tone urged for D.C. Democrats
President Donald Trump’s pep-rally exhortations to “lock her up” or “build the wall” fire up his base, but that’s about all they do.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 5 days ago
EDITORIAL: Immigration addresses were more of same
The setting may have been novel, but the content was largely familiar.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Council right to put hiring on hold
The York City Council made the right decision recently when it opted to put the hiring of a new business administrator on hold.
by York Dispatch | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Urgency needed in shutdown talks
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that President Donald Trump lives in a world of his own making (with a good deal of conservative media enabling). So it is no surprise that his grasp of the true ramifications of the ongoing government shutdown is, shall we say, tenuous.
EDITORIAL: Silver lining in Pa. priests report
It’s been more than four months since Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a stunning grand jury report that documented decades of abusive behavior against children by Catholic priests.
EDITORIAL: It’s always time to speak out against hate
The uncomfortable conversations are the ones that make an impact, and the county and the country need that impact, and they need it now.
EDITORIAL: Wishes for new, better year
As 2019 dawns, it brings with it a trunkload of political baggage. From calcified partisanship in Washington to end-runs around the public will at the state level to toxic politicking locally, there is room for improvement across the board.
EDITORIAL: Be responsible on New Year’s Eve
New Year's Eve presents an annual opportunity to celebrate. There's nothing wrong with that. Just do it responsibly.
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EDITORIAL: Pass bill regulating sports gambling
A bipartisan bill that would allow the federal government to regain some control over sports wagering in the United States deserves to be passed.
EDITORIAL: One step forward, two steps back in D.C.
Lost amid the storm clouds of partisanship last week was passage of a new law that was not so much silver lining but, for backers of criminal justice reform, a veritable rainbow.
EDITORIAL: Spoiled president spoils the holidays
As the third government shutdown of the year became a reality, there was little immediacy to be found among Trump administration members over the holiday weekend.
EDITORIAL: 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: Long road ahead on Pa.’s infrastructure
With the reopening of the bridge on Spangler Mills Road in Fairview Township last month bringing a three-year bridge-replacement program to a close in York County, it would be easy to assume that the state’s transportation infrastructure is in top shape.
EDITORIAL: White House policies: Politics over people
At first blush, the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody and a federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional might not seem to be closely related.
EDITORIAL: Time to change silly good morals law
EDITORIAL: A law that requires good moral character to wax eyebrows or give facials is just plain silly. It's time to change the law.
EDITORIAL: Honor late leaders by emulating them
Most of us simply occupy our communities. A select few, however, elevate them. Clair Sexton and Ray Crenshaw fell into the latter category.
EDITORIAL: District’s star teachers shine
The York City School District recently honored 35 educators whose students exceeded the state's growth expectation in the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment results.
EDITORIAL: Redistricting panel is a long overdue correction
It’s hard to argue with the fact that Pennsylvania’s court-drawn congressional districts more fairly represent the state’s electorate than the screamingly partisan map they replaced.
EDITORIAL: Sore-loser Republicans change rules post-vote
As yellow vest-clad protestors stormed the streets of Paris in mass demonstrations against recent government actions this weekend, one can only marvel that similar scenes are not currently playing out in Madison, Wisconsin.
EDITORIAL: New voting machines necessary in Pa.
EDITORIAL: New voting machines in Pennsylvania will be costly. They are also necessary, however, to ensure free and fair election results.
EDITORIAL: Alex’s open book
If America’s opioid epidemic has taught us anything, it’s that addiction is powerful, knows no social or economic bounds and is cruel.
EDITORIAL: Fighting for your right to know
This week The York Dispatch is filing an appeal to gain access to portions of a report by the state Department of Corrections that recommended changes at the York County Prison.
EDITORIAL: Kane latest in parade of Pa.’s trust breakers
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane made national headlines last week – perhaps for the last time and in a very different manner than she did when first bursting onto the political scene five years ago.
EDITORIAL: With Bush goes a kinder, gentler era
Even had George H.W. Bush not been elected America’s 41st president, his life and career still would have been worthy of admiration.
EDITORIAL: Voting rights bill a great first step
As House Democrats settle into their new majority status, let’s hope the dispute over the next speaker doesn’t cloud their stated first objective, because it is both clear-eyed and necessary: Removing hurdles between voters and the ballot box.
EDITORIAL: Cold truths on global warming
It should be no surprise that the Trump administration chose to release a damning report on climate change late in on the day on Nov. 23, Black Friday.
EDITORIAL: Making plea for sports officials
EDITORIAL: The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is in desperate need of scholastic sports officials.
EDITORIAL: Pa. drivers, beware: It’s deer season (and wintry)
With their abbreviated entrance ramps, minimal shoulders, overflow traffic, construction and repair projects, accident-triggered detours, and outsized percentage of tractor-trailers, many of Pennsylvania’s roads are already a challenge to navigate even on the best of days.
EDITORIAL: Decorum a two-way street, Mr. President
There are probably better examples of irony than President Trump lecturing reporters that “You have to practice decorum” but, offhand, none leap to mind.
EDITORIAL: Pa. Republicans face hard choice — work with Wolf or against him
EDITORIAL: The Republican members in the Pennsylvania legislature have a difficult collective decision to make over the next two years.
EDITORIAL: Plenty of upside to not hosting Amazon
When one door closes, the saying goes, another opens.
EDITORIAL: Shore up Pa. voting system before 2020
As Election Day spills well into overtime in states like Florida and Georgia, Pennsylvania’s elections overseers must take note. There’s a fine line between successful elections – which were generally the case in York County and throughout Pennsylvania this month – and consequential complications.
EDITORIAL: Press corps must push back on bully Trump
How come President Donald Trump has barely mentioned the caravan of would-be immigrants to America since Election Day?
EDITORIAL: Scott, King lost, but not failures
EDITORIAL: They lost, but their losses made winners of us all. That’s the best way to describe the campaigns conducted by George Scott and Jess King.
EDITORIAL: Gym’s regifting should be celebrated
EDITORIAL: There are some institutions that must not only be preserved, but nurtured. The Voni Grimes Gym is one such institution.
EDITORIAL: Action needed now to protect Mueller probe
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had long been rumored to be on the post-election chopping block, so the announcement Wednesday that he had been forced out — finally — came as something less than a shock.
EDITORIAL: Show of strength on both sides
It may not have been a blue wave of tidal proportions, but congressional Democrats will be able to do more than shout from the sidelines following Tuesday’s midterm elections.