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OP-ED: Trump smears Democrats, again, as the ‘anti-Jewish’ party
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.
by Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (TNS) | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Article misrepresents Pa. Farm Bureau’s role in bay clean-up
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is disturbed by the lack of professionalism demonstrated by The York Dispatch in its March 14 article — "Smucker, Casey affirm support of Chesapeake Bay program after Trump’s proposed cuts" — that grossly misrepresents the state’s largest farm organization’s position on effo
by John Bell | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Like Haman in story of Purim, immigrant-haters rear heads today
The target of this massacre was the Muslim community of the city, but its characteristics share similarities with what some refer to as “the worst anti-Semitic crime to ever occur on U.S. soil” — the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh.
by Dani Fessler | 5 days ago
OP-ED: There are at least 8 accountants in Congress. Maybe they can pop the debt balloon
Whether it is the Green New Deal or a wall along the nation’s southern border, the 2020 presidential race is already teeming with expansive policy proposals and politicians seeking to differentiate themselves f
by Sheila Weinberg | 6 days ago
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.
by Chris Hertig | 6 days ago
OP-ED: A new miracle drug for depression? Not so fast
This month, the FDA approved Janssen’s new drug Spravato, or esketamine in nasal spray form, for “treatment-resistant” depression. A Washington Post headline declared it the “biggest advance for depression in y
OP-ED: Trump is killing immigration with a thousand cuts
The Trump administration, which has used the arrival of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as a catalyst for all manner of stupid and cruel decisions, announced earlier this week that it will c
OP-ED: Shocked by the college admissions scandal? Here’s how to stop it
I’m surprised at the level of naivete regarding the idea that people with financial means would do such a thing — it happens all the time. There has been and continues to be a thriving, perfectly legal industry
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OP-ED: Trump’s emergency declaration hangs over his new budget proposal like dark cloud
The president’s use of emergency powers to steer billions of dollars to his wall project in February hovers over the proceedings like a thunderhead. The message Trump sent with that declaration was that he did
OP-ED: How could anyone think Paul Manafort lived an ‘otherwise blameless’ life?
As a convicted tax cheat, Paul Manafort stole $6 million from taxpayers. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman then blew his fat stacks on Richie-Rich jive — eye-rollers such as monstrous houses, gi
OP-ED: Why the past matters
Although time seems to go much faster as we age, in order to assure the best possible future, it is important to remember — and to learn from — our past. Fortunately, we have many books, films and our own exper
OP-ED: Tax reform means more year-round benefits for Pennsylvanians
With tax filing season in full swing, several hot early stories have detailed a drop in tax refunds as an indicator that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 isn’t benefiting the average American. This correlation is false.
OP-ED: A prayer for Hanover
Hate must be brought out of the shadows into the good citizens' enduring light of goodness, reason and decency to be burnt to ashes like a vampire in the sun.
OP-ED: Why we should forgo fish for Lent
A Nielsen survey suggests that there’s a spike in seafood sales around Lent, and churches are known to host fish fries throughout the Lenten season. But is that holy? God loves every animal the same – regardles
OP-ED: ‘Tax justice’ critical to social stability, economic progress
In the week before Christmas 2017, a Republican Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The first major tax law overhaul since 1986, it was totally partisan, done behind closed doors with little debate or De
OP-ED: Which Pennsylvania governor said this?
Which governor of Pennsylvania addressed the General Assembly with the opening: “this is a historic day”? This governor went on to add, “you are receiving the most innovative, long-range financial plan ever presented to a legislative body in the United States.”
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: How YoCo aims to close the workforce gap
Whether manufacturing or health care, sole proprietors to large corporations, the labor shortage affects us all. With 15,000 York countians likely to retire over the next decade, there is a distinct and urgent need to educate, train, attract and retain a skilled, talented, and diverse workforce in Y
OP-ED: Politicians aren’t asking the real question about the student loan crisis
American college students owe more than $1.5 trillion, a total that grows about $80 billion a year. About 11 percent of that debt is either delinquent or in default, which is more than four times the delinquenc
OP-ED: If companies won’t raise pay, Congress will try to do it for them
If U.S. companies needed more evidence that scrutiny of wages is intensifying, they heard it last week in Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress.
OP-ED: Let’s have an end to endless war
In President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address to the country, he warned the nation about the dangers of the military-industrial complex, and the dangerous political influence that a permanent armaments
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: Democrats have a ‘socialist’ albatross around their necks
A Green New Deal and a single-payer health care system may be just as much pie in the sky today as they were before the 2016 elections. But all the talk about them among liberal Democrats appears to have moved public opinion — about the Democratic Party.
OP-ED: What Elizabeth Warren’s child care plan is missing
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for a federally funded network of child care programs that would be available to all American families is breathtaking in both its ambition and cost. The federal government would be better off simply doing more to support parents in their decisions about how best to care for their kids.
OP-ED: Folmer looks to Lincoln
In these times of extreme rhetoric and deep political divisions, consider the words of President Lincoln, whose birthday we celebrated Feb. 12: “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
OP-ED: 2020 campaign needs Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign by raising almost $6 million from more than 220,000 donors in 24 hours, easily eclipsing the first-day haul of every other Democratic contender. Sanders
OP-ED: Outrage culture is out of control
A sense of emergency is what people on all sides have developed an addiction to. Show us the next person to hate and we are so there; we take an animalistic pleasure in destroying the kid in the MAGA hat, in fa
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: How Eisenhower’s ideas can help U.S./N. Korea summit
The U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit could use some ideas from President Dwight Eisenhower, who arranged the 1953 armistice ending the fighting of the Korean War.
OP-ED: A Supreme Court justice would open up libel laws
Few of Donald Trump’s pronouncements inspired such fear and loathing among journalists as his famous campaign pledge to “open up our libel laws” to make it easier for aggrieved public figures such as himself to
OP-ED: The little rover that could
Opportunity, NASA’s longest-living robotic Mars explorer, was declared dead last week. The tributes, poignant cartoons, emotional tweets and even love songs keep pouring in. I’m feeling surprisingly sad as well
OP-ED: The shame of Dixie dress-up
I can’t cast any stones at Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Like him, I committed the sin of making a shameful costume choice in my youth. My regrettable behavior occurred at UC Berkeley in 1982, when I attended th
OP-ED: Nixon, Johnson and Trump: America’s angry presidents
Lost amid the current fuss over presidential impeachment is one strong resemblance Donald Trump bears to two predecessors who landed in impeachment proceedings, Andrew Johnson and Richard Nixon. Anger and griev
OP-ED: What does the Recorder of Deeds Office really do?
I sometimes hear people say “all the Recorder of Deeds Office does is record deeds.” It’s a common misconception about all the work performed in this important office.
OP-ED: Step up, or stop complaining
During this year’s municipal elections, voters will see familiar names when they stand in front of their voting machines … not the names from the nightly news, but rather the names of friends and neighbors who want to serve their community.
OP-ED: What would Lincoln do? 16th president navigated times even more polarized than today’s
Abraham Lincoln, who was born 210 years ago this month, was president during an era even more rancorous and polarized than our own. Yet he managed to navigate it – not in a way that pleased everyone or made him
OP-ED: Climate crisis requires us to invest in future, not subsidize the past
People across the United States, from Los Angeles to Des Moines to Orlando, deserve to drive affordable cars that don’t harm the places they love and pollute the air we all breathe.