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OP-ED: Student debt is delaying progress for entire generation
OP-ED: Collective ignorance and government timidity are public health threats
I am a firm believer that we must learn from history or be doomed to repeat it. Unfortunately, the United States and many other nations appear not to have learned this lesson with regard to public health and are heading down a dangerous path.
by Kevin Kavanagh | 23 hours ago
OP-ED: The FDA is on a collision course with the courts
The Justice Department has added another level of confusion to the nation’s already muddled capital punishment system, advising the Food and Drug Administration that it lacks the authority to regulate the impor
by Scott Martelle | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Julian Assange is no hero
Some have suggested that the founder of WikiLeaks, who recently was sentenced in Britain to 50 weeks in jail for jumping bail seven years ago, should be viewed as a heroic defender of press freedom and the publ
by Steven P. Grossman | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Pennsylvania’s climate goals a good start, but where’s Congress?
Thank you for your May 7 editorial “Rally around Pa.’s new climate goals,” and thank you to Gov. Wolf for pledging to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
by Jon Clark | 5 days ago
OP-ED: The grim logic of Trump’s trade war with China
A month ago, I declared that President Donald Trump’s trade war against China looked like it might be winding down. I was wrong. Instead of capitulating in exchange for some agricultural purchases and other min
by Noah Smith | 5 days ago
OP-ED: More women in Congress could be a good thing for family leave legislation
At just 10 days old, my daughter Maile made history. Last April, swaddled in blankets, nestled in my arms, she became the first child allowed onto the Senate floor – sleeping peacefully as I cast a vote, unawar
by Tammy Duckworth | 6 days ago
OP-ED: ‘Daddy, am I on the list of children to be shot?’
School shootings in America have become such a ghastly routine that reporting on them has turned a corner from “School shooting leaves (#) dead, adults do nothing to prevent future occurrences” to “Fewer dead in school shooting after kid sacrifices self to protect other kids.”
Chronister op-ed: Don’t let Republican insiders tell you who to support
Throughout my extensive career I have learned that no matter what people say about me, they cannot define me. I’m defined by my heart to see York County thrive.
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OP-ED: Re-elect York City school board incumbents to continue recovery
These directors have demonstrated a “change for the better” through their support and commitment to the students and though their faithful and determined fulfillment of the recovery plan.
OP-ED: Stop grading 2020 candidate recruitment
Gloating about and reporting on candidate recruitment has become commonplace in the election process. But too often, the grading and grandstanding is premature – and even completely wrong.
OP-ED: County Republican leaders say Chronister shouldn’t be face of York GOP
Simply stated, Mr. Chronister comes with too much negative baggage to be an effective county leader and the face of our county government.
OP-ED: The most transparent president ever (not)
President Trump doesn’t like submitting to oversight from Congress. His response to subpoenas and other requests from Democrats increasingly comes down to a single word: No.
OP-ED: Immigration has long-term benefits
When President Trump said recently that the U.S. was “full,” he was reprising one of the dominant themes of his presidency: Immigration is harmful. The facts suggest otherwise. Not only do many studies show tha
OP-ED: We weep for you, Our Lady
The first time I saw it, I could barely breathe. It was so beautiful against the cerulean sky. Our Lady of Paris. It looked like a mass of lace, draped over scaffolding, with giant crystal kaleidoscope windows.
OP-ED: Tackling racial disparities in maternal health
The United States is the only country in the developed world to see an increase in women dying as a result of childbirth. Nearly 1,000 women die each year of pregnancy-related complications — deaths that could
OP-ED: Earth Day’s movement continues call to action on climate
As Americans observe Earth Day on April 22, let’s take a moment to reflect on the power of the grassroots movement behind that first celebration in 1970, which led to dramatic changes that improved the quality of our lives through cleaner air and water.
OP-ED: Trump’s executive order on college free speech is unconstitutional
A key section of President Donald Trump’s latest executive order, issued on last Thursday, aims to protect free speech on campus. But in reality it won’t further that goal.
GUEST EDITORIAL: States need to stop passing unconstitutional anti-abortion laws
Nearly half a century after the Supreme Court settled a woman's right to an abortion, continue to fight to undermine it, to restrict access and to return the country to the days of illegal abortion.
OP-ED: The good, bad and ugly on internships
Internships are necessary for both academic and career preparation. They provide practical application of theory in a work setting. And while this may not be seen the same as regular experience, it is valued by employers.
OP-ED: Those overtime protections Obama tried to give workers? Not so fast, Trump says
The Labor Department on Thursday proposed a new standard for determining which wage earners are exempt from overtime protections, effectively freezing out 3 million workers the Obama administration sought to pr
OP-ED: Grove: Health care segregation not equal
For the past 20 years in the commonwealth, we have operated a segregated health care system under medical assistance, carving out behavioral health run at the county level but physical health overseen at the state level.
OP-ED: Preschool education is absolutely vital to America’s security
Study after study shows that the most powerful and cost-effective way to make our children lifelong learners is to start them on that path before school — when they are 2 and 3 and 4 years old.
OP-ED: Strictly regulate gene-editing now, before it becomes the norm
Science magazine, not known for sensationalism, highlighted the first human germline gene-editing endeavor in their recent publication with this headline: “CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have cr
OP-ED: Americans growing more concerned about climate change
A survey released last week by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, found Americans are alarmed and concerned about climate change now more than ever.
OP-ED: Social media robs families of human connection
Using the computer was reducing my ability to concentrate, and I was determined to return to actual book reading to restore my ability to think and to reason.
OP-ED: Roger Stone’s indictment is all bun and no beef
One of the enduring lessons of Richard Nixon’s fall from power is that the cover-up is easier to prove than the crime
OP-ED: Women take Congress, misogynists lash out
Just over a year ago, a writer named Kristen Roupenian published a short story in the New Yorker called “Cat Person.” It chronicled a brief, mediocre romance. At first, it was hard to say what made the story ne
OP-ED: The feds are focused on ending modern-day slavery in the U.S.
Human trafficking in the form of sexual slavery is a real problem in our country, one that the federal government is fighting hard to dismantle.
OPED: The appalling normalcy of gun violence in America
So far this year California has endured 24 incidents in which at least four people were hit by gunfire, one of the definitions of a mass shooting.
OPED: Another reason not to ask a woman if she’s pregnant — cancer
I’ve been borderline obsessive with how I look lately – analyzing what I wear several times before leaving my house, all in an effort to avoid being body shamed for my recent weight gain.
OPED: Court should end excessive fines on kids
On Nov. 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could have serious implications for youth across the country.
OPED: Pa. must make students’ mental health a priority
When a student feels sick during the school day, they visit the school nurse. But if their problem is emotional or psychological in nature, where can they turn for help?
OPED: Hatred and gun violence have no place here
Far too many times, we watched in shock as mass shootings crippled our nation – but those horrors happened in communities far away and the issues that gave rise to the attacks seemed distant.
OPED: Hate speech is infecting America
The wave of deeply disturbing hate crimes in recent days — the killing of two African Americans, allegedly by a white supremacist in Kentucky, the mail bombs sent to numerous former and current officials, the m
OPED: Regan thanks supporters of welfare reform bill
We have all seen the headlines of welfare fraud and abuse. For several years, members of the Legislature have been working to address the issue within our public assistance programs.
OPED: The Bill Cosby spell — broken
I interviewed Bill Cosby once. It was 2004, and the controversy swirling around him involved not sexual assault, but his unapologetically conservative views about the state of black people.
OPED: Pa. workers must tread carefully with medical marijuana
Although the use of marijuana for medical conditions was made legal in Pennsylvania in 2016, most people are still left with more questions than answers when it comes to when and how they can use cannabis to treat medical conditions.