EDITORIAL: York mayor aligns with protesters:
EDITORIAL: Work together to make change
Peaceful protests. Demonstrations. Marches. Clashes. Uprisings. Riots. So many words for the many shades of what is happening around our country right now.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 3 days ago
EDITORIAL: Time for Biden to leave basement
Joe Biden finally came out of his basement on Monday. As the COVID-19 pandemic eases, it’s time for him to do that more often.
EDITORIAL: Climate of ignorance in West York
But, alas, five board members were triggered when they learned it includes climate change as a significant factor that is, and will, drive human behavior and movement.
by The Dispatch Editorial Board | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: COVID protests ‘selfish’ indeed
Demonstrators insisting on ignoring a fatal virus are selfishly putting themselves, their families and the general public at unnecessary risk.
EDITORIAL: Coronavirus: Yet another wedge issue
If there were ever a time for national unity, battling a deadly pandemic would seem to be it.
EDITORIAL: This heat Gov. Wolf earned
Throughout the outbreak, Wolf has sought to control information to a degree that's undermined his administration's credibility and winnowed public trust. And, time and again, its defense for its actions was sacrificed when political realities required it.
EDITORIAL: Time for Wolf to unleash Pa. Posse
It's time for Gov. Tom Wolf to provide some real clarity about Pennsylvania auto racing.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Progress on saving America’s free press
Congress is taking some encouraging steps toward the critical challenge of saving America’s local newspapers.
EDITORIAL: Thumbs up for creativity in high school graduations
Thumbs up to the principals, teachers, students and families working to create a special time for high school graduates this year.
EDITORIAL: Bullying Gross owes apologies
East Manchester Township’s head supervisor evidently has a problem with the media accurately reporting public information. But he doesn’t want to discuss it. He just wants to spout angry misinformation about it while refusing to engage with the facts.
EDITORIAL: Scathing report on state’s response
Spotlight PA has released a scathing report on the state’s failure to implement a plan to protect its nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
EDITORIAL: Just put on a mask already
Why is America so resistant to the simple face covering that can help stop the spread of the coronavirus?
EDITORIAL: We still have a right to know
Grove's legislation would compel state agencies to comply with Right-to-Know law and produce public information when its requested.
EDITORIAL: We must protect the ‘unbanked’
Millions of Americans are considered "unbanked." Those folks pay exorbitant prices to cash their checks. They need to be better protected.
EDITORIAL: Can’t Trump call for unity?
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim lives throughout the nation and across Pennsylvania, so, too, continue the protests.
EDITORIAL: ‘Essential’ doesn’t pay
As millions of Americans holed up — and layoffs swept through the country — these "essential" workers reported to their jobs at grocery stores, meat packing plants and gas stations.
EDITORIAL: Sports should return cautiously
Thankfully, sports activity is returning to our national landscape, but it must be done cautiously. Health and safety must remain the primary concern.
EDITORIAL: Cuts made us less prepared
We've seen this all before, most recently following the 2008 Wall Street crash.
EDITORIAL: True display of public service
Thumbs up to Red Lion resident Jerry Pilachowski for demonstrating what community-mindedness during a crisis looks like.
GUEST EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 requires national testing strategy
States do not have the resources or power to jump-start massive testing, nor does it make sense for the nation’s 50 governors to each try to find their own way. This is a job for the federal government.
EDITORIAL: Demonstrations won’t beat virus
Despite what right-wing media, guns-rights agitators and even the president would have their followers believe, reopening the economy won’t be a political decision; it will be a public-health decision.
EDITORIAL: PSU decision comes with serious cost
For Penn State athletics, doing the right thing for the seniors in its spring sports programs will come with a serious price tag.
EDITORIAL: Where is Congress on oversight purge?
Lost amid the economic, employment and public-health catastrophes that are the global coronavirus pandemic — or, obscured by them anyway — has been President Donald Trump’s recent assault on federal oversight.
EDITORIAL: Thumbs up to state leaders
These are trying times. No one has gone untouched by the coronavirus outbreak. More than a million Pennsylvania residents are out of work thanks to the mitigation efforts. Countless more workers have taken pay cuts.
EDITORIAL: A partisan pandemic?
The coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis. Not a Democratic health crisis or a Republican health crisis. Not a conservative health crisis or a liberal health crisis.
EDITORIAL: Don’t waste environmental opportunity
EDITORIAL: The coronavirus pandemic has offered us an environmental opportunity. We must not waste it.
EDITORIAL: Stop GOP war against voting
No American should be forced to choose between their right to vote and their health — or, even worse, their life.
EDITORIAL: Crucial to have more data on victims
But, throughout the crisis, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has said its hands are tied by a 65-year-old law drafted amid a sweeping outbreak of syphilis.
EDITORIAL: We all need to Spread the Love
Now, more than ever, we need to make the burgeoning Spread the Love campaign into an unstoppable movement.
EDITORIAL: ‘Wartime president’ targets wrong enemy
While the viral scourge continues to sweep the nation, where it has sickened more than 300,000 and killed 8,400, the president sets his sights not on the disease but on facts, critics and journalists.
EDITORIAL: The EPA needs to do its job, even during a pandemic
The Trump administration is using the COVID-19 pandemic to move forward with its stated agenda of getting rid of as many regulations on industry as possible.
EDITORIAL: Politics as usual today costs lives
Even as the novel coronavirus continues to explode throughout the nation — including in Pennsylvania, which has seen some 3,300 cases and more than three dozen deaths — too many so-called leaders continue to respond to the unprecedented public-health emergency with business-as-usual blather.
EDITORIAL: We desperately need our distractions
Some folks on social media have criticized others for continuing to care about their favorite meaningless distractions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
EDITORIAL: Magical thinking won’t stop virus
Health experts warn a return to anything like normal in the nation’s businesses, schools, stores, sports stadiums and, given the Easter deadline, churches, would be catastrophic.
EDITORIAL: Let’s hope $2.2 trillion is enough
The coronavirus crisis has hit the country like a freight train running into a mountain. Our leaders refused to see it coming for far too long, and now we're all paying the price in illness and death as well as lost jobs and lost income.
EDITORIAL: Postponing Olympics is only choice
The International Olympic Committee no longer had a choice. The 2020 Tokyo Games will be postponed. It was the only rational decision available.