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EDITORIAL: ‘One-punch’ voting dumbs down elections
EDITORIAL: Trump leads divide on racial relations
An ugly debate sparked by a recent series of derogatory Twitter messages by President Donald Trump has demonstrated yet again the depths to which the president has dragged his party, his country and national discourse.
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EDITORIAL: Find final chapter in Grandview saga
More than a year after it first drew unwanted national attention to York County, the so-called “Grandview Five” incident seems no closer to being resolved than the day it made headlines.
Justice, finally, for Epstein’s victims
Justice has long been delayed — and, in many ways, denied — for the unknown number of victims of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who was arrested again last week on new sex-crimes charges.
EDITORIAL: Equal pay for women athletes
The crowd voiced a call that should be echoed around the country: The U.S. women's soccer team deserves to be paid as much as, or even more than, the men's team.
EDITORIAL: Sensible law on school security
On Tuesday, July 2, Gov. Tom Wolf, signed a bill that clarifies the requirements for security personnel in Pennsylvania schools to carry firearms.
EDITORIAL: Allow census to proceed
Only with this presidential administration is a Supreme Court decision not the final word.
EDITORIAL: Time for a climate change debate
With the first debate between the Democrats vying for the party's presidential nomination next year completed, it's time to take seriously the suggestion that one of the remaining debates focus on climate change.
EDITORIAL: Rockets red scare
As anyone with a dog or small child can tell you, the state's new laissez-faire approach to fireworks in the days leading up to Independence Day is a threat to the peace and quiet for which people pay taxes.
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EDITORIAL: Fourth of July no time for Trump rally
"Donald Trump and the Never-Ending Campaign" continues.
EDITORIAL: State GOP sounds a lot like Trump
But Thursday's diatribe by the new leader of the state GOP is classic Trumpism. It contained all the elements of the smoke-and-mirrors campaign that's permitted Trump to survive scandals that would have sunk any administration before it.
EDITORIAL: Lessons to be learned from Pa. Senate brawl
There was little for anyone to be proud of in the Pennsylvania statehouse last Wednesday.
EDITORIAL: Sestak: Long shot, but a strong voice
Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has joined the burgeoning ranks of Democratic presidential hopefuls, becoming, depending on your news source, candidate No. 24 (the New York Times) or 25 (NBC).
EDITORIAL: Helfrich had to hear it
Council members are fed up with constantly getting dodged. And they should be.
EDITORIAL: Act on shameful detention centers
The fact that Congress has been unable to meaningfully address the issue of illegal immigration for the past decade is unforgivable. But the current administration’s treatment of those seeking asylum in the United States — including very young children — is shameful. It may even be criminal.
EDITORIAL: Voters should back victims’ rights
If given the chance in November, which seems likely, Pennsylvania voters should approve a referendum to codify victims' rights into the constitution.
EDITORIAL: Working together to end sex trafficking
State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York Township, has successfully gotten a bill through the Senate committee process with bipartisan support.
EDITORIAL: Release video, school board
Smith's words — the real reason West York is undercutting transparency — should be all the evidence the court needs to toss the district's lawsuit.
EDITORIAL: Cheers for brewers, thumbs up to later class times
Health care professionals have been saying for years that teens aren’t getting enough sleep, but if they did they’d probably do better in school.
EDITORIAL: A White House above the law
Not that another example was necessary, but the Trump administration’s blatant disregard for the rule of law was magnified anew by its response — or, rather, non-response — to violations of the federal Hatch Act by White House aide Kellyanne Conway.
EDITORIAL: Protect abortion providers in Pa.
When a noted anti-abortion activist filed a request last year with the Pennsylvania Department of Health for information on the state’s abortion clinics, it was granted — with medical personnel’s names and other personal information redacted.
EDITORIAL: Big issues still in flux as budget deadline looms
Unsurprisingly, the GOP-run Legislature was unmoved by the Democratic governor's beefed-up PR campaign, which recently included stops in York and Hellam Township. In fact, legislative leadership has outright panned Wolf's proposal, in what's become an annual right of passage in Harrisburg.
EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania lawmaker should resign
After losing the support of many in his own party, it's time for Pennsylvania lawmaker Daylin Leach to resign.
EDITORIAL: Fetal-tissue ban just another base-pleaser
In title, Donald Trump is president of the United States. In reality, Donald Trump is president of the 30-plus percent of voters who dependably support him.
EDITORIALS: York County producing good news
It's time to give a big thumbs-up to a new local hospital that will open soon, a group of budding rocket scientists and some brave firefighters.
EDITORIAL: Pa. needs the Fairness Act
“As the federal government goes backwards, it is past time for Pennsylvania to protect our LGBTQ citizens,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a news release.
EDITORIAL: Mueller reinforces Trump’s misdoings
In overseeing the two-year investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination by the Trump campaign, Robert Mueller ran a very tight ship. The former FBI director did not comment publicly during the probe, his office issued very few statements a
EDITORIAL: Optimism as courts reject stonewalling
One of the most laughable assertions made by President Donald Trump – and the competition in this regard is intense – is his claim, repeated in May 22 statements to the media, that he is the most transparent president in history.
EDITORIAL: York-area folks deserve thumbs-up
Over the past week, a number of local folks were involved in programs that helped make the York area a better community. They deserve a thumbs-up.
EDITORIAL: Prepare for Pa.’s primary prominence
President Donald Trump’s boisterous rally in Montoursville May 20 was just the latest stop in what has been a parade of presidential appearances throughout the Keystone State since his election.
EDITORIAL: Some news worthy of a few thumbs-up
It's time to give a thumbs-up to more jobs coming to York County, a local business going green and a creative area entrepreneur.
EDITORIAL: Chipping away at women’s rights
Kate Klunk's would-be ban on abortions of fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome is cribbed directly from North Dakota's code book. It's a blatant violation of a woman's right to choose, and court's have labeled it such after its passage in three other states.
EDITORIAL: Make 18 the minimum age for marriage in Pa.
When Republican state Rep. Jesse Topper of Bedford County and Democratic counterpart Warren Perry of Bucks County recently offered up a bill that would create a minimum age for marrying in Pennsylvania, the first question might understandably be: “Don’t we already have one?”
EDITORIAL: Hold drug makers responsible for opioid epidemic
There's a reason doctors have prescribed the powerful pain killers so much: Manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, keep asking them to.
EDITORIAL: White House extends its war on free press
President Trump does not like to be challenged. We can hardly blame him. His unseemly blend of braggadocio, narcissism and deceitfulness lends itself to embarrassment and discomfort when confronted by things like facts.
EDITORIAL: Handing out some deserved accolades
A local softball pitcher, two York College lacrosse teams and a deputy sheriff get this week's thumbs-up accolades.
EDITORIAL: In GVI they trust
But, since GVI widespread adoption, just one research team has taken a deep dive into the programs outcomes and attempted to gauge its results.
EDITORIAL: Open Pa.’s primaries to unaffiliated voters
What’s this? Pennsylvania lawmakers acknowledging a potential weakness in the state’s voting laws and moving to do something about it?