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OP-ED: The high cost of the White House’s drug pricing plan
OP-ED: Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for health care equity must continue
Perhaps King’s greatest threat was to recognize that, from Chicago to Dallas and to other cities and towns across the land, we are more alike than different. He dared to criticize health inequities embedded in
by Brian Williams and Michael W. Waters | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Cut losses with ‘grossly unqualified’ York County elections director, reopen hiring process
Retaining Steve Ulrich in this role is election malpractice. It is a potential catastrophe in the making. His hiring and retention threaten to do grievous harm to the public’s perception of the integrity of our election this fall and well into the future.
by Joseph N. Gothie | 4 days ago
OP-ED: It’s hard to live like Marie Kondo when I hate the things that ‘spark joy’ in my spouse
Marie Kondo and her theories of tidying up have introduced some conflict into my marriage. I can’t be the only one. Her idea is simple: First, pick a category, like clothes; next, put all of them into the middle of the room; finally, pick out and keep only the ones that “spark joy.”
by Julie Owsik Ackerman | 5 days ago
OP-ED: Let’s fight preemption of local control
Over the last decade, state legislatures across the country have used preemption to restrict rights, degrade the environment and otherwise strip local communities of the power to control events.
by Luke Fuszard | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Cory Booker falls victim to the curse of the big field
Some people will no doubt complain about the rapidly dwindling number of minority candidates in The Party That Looks Like America — the only other nonwhites still in the field are Andrew Yang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who is Samoan American.
by Jon Healey | 6 days ago
OP-ED: On Prohibition’s 100th anniversary, should we expect the same fate for marijuana?
What lessons do the demise of alcohol prohibition provide for modern-day marijuana advocates? The circumstances are not as similar as you might think, and we should not expect a federal marijuana policy reversal in the near future.
OP-ED: Join Women’s March for York
Equality, clean water, clean air, access to livable wages, affordable childcare and health care, women’s rights and other concerns are impeding women, and the communities in which they live, from reaching their full potential, nationwide.
OP-ED: We can’t afford another war
A war with Iran would cost the United States and the world dearly. Experts say a full-blown conflict could easily kill hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. Other costs are less obvious, but nonetheless devastating.
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OP-ED: 3 easy ways to preserve your serenity during the toxic political year ahead
It’s worse than a waste of time to argue with aggressive, angry people online. Not only does it get you nowhere, but it also risks throwing more kerosene on the raging partisan fires certain to burn hotter than ever in 2020. It can make you part of the problem.
OP-ED: What American voters can learn from Boeing
After Boeing’s board fired its CEO, the company admitted that it can’t assume that pilots typically respond to emergencies in mere seconds. It is a clear admission that it should have gone with new training for pilots when it first introduced its new MAX plane.
OP-ED: Iran’s retaliation is more conventional than expected
There is good reason to doubt that Iran’s response will be limited to this attack. Iran has fought its wars through proxies since the 1990s.
OP-ED: Make fiscal policy a priority in 2020
On Jan. 1, Pennsylvanians awoke to not only a new year, but a new decade. Little did they know that on New Year’s Eve the checking account of the commonwealth was overdrawn by $904 million.
GUEST EDITORIAL: Australia burns as the planet bakes
It’s not a mystery why events like these have grown more common and more destructive: Global temperatures have crept upward. Last year is expected to rank as the planet’s second-hottest year on record, after 2016. Last July was the hottest month ever.
OP-ED: Brace for the unintended consequences of killing Soleimani
“The law of unintended consequences is the only real law of history.” So says my good friend, the distinguished historian Niall Ferguson. We are seeing the wisdom of that line playing out in the days since a U.S. drone strike killed Iran’s most important military commander, Qassem Soleimani.
OP-ED: Good riddance to Qassem Soleimani
As leader of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and puppet-master of militias and terrorist groups across the Middle East, Qassem Soleimani had the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands
OP-ED: The crisis education of a president
Provoked to the extreme by Iran, Trump issued the hardest-line order that should have surprised no one — but seemed to surprise everyone.
OP-ED: In life’s winter, it’s easier to be astounded by the spring
I watch my grandson, nearly 1 year old, lose it over gravity. The outrage! The insult! The heartbreak! But tantrums are for the young, as are mass shootings, pyromania and road rage.
OP-ED: Schools must hire more black teachers
A recent article from New Jersey news outlet NJ.com provided fresh evidence for something we’ve known for years: black students nationwide are disciplined more often than other kids.
LETTER: Seek other paths to pain management
There are many paths to opioid addiction, but I want to focus on the path that starts with the use of prescription pain medications.
OP-ED: Senate should not ram through impeachment trial
Mitch McConnell’s strong bias in favor of what amounts to an indicted defendant, President Trump, is equal to having the head of a jury say he will side with the defendant before a trial even begins.
OP-ED: Why demagogues were the Founding Fathers’ greatest fear
There has been much talk lately among both Democrats and Republicans of the intents of the founders in the writing of the Constitution, especially involving the powers of impeachment and removal from office.
OP-ED: Killer superbugs are coming for you
Why isn’t your scientific community pouring more resources into this fight? Frankly, the market discourages it. Developing a new drug takes more than a decade and costs more than $2.5 billion.
OP-ED: A progressive wish list for 2020
The term “progressive” gets bandied around a lot, even by people who aren’t talking about insurance. As the editor of a 111-year-old publication called The Progressive, I like pointing out that this designation is not about belonging to any political party (my magazine’s founder, legendary Wisconsin
GUEST EDITORIAL: Let states decide on pot: Feds should not interfere on marijuana reform
There is a nascent movement inside the beltway that would give our nation’s states the unqualified right to decide for themselves the legal status of marijuana.
OP-ED: Progressives who love Christianity Today’s editorial need to take a look in the mirror
It’s always tricky when a secular person, in a secular forum, writes about religion. More often than not, people who are strong advocates of that presumptive wall between church and state feel uncomfortable when faith is discussed in the same breath as politics, the law, societal customs and pretty
OP-ED: Recognizing the people who put a smile on my face
This is definitely the time of year when we need fewer frowns and more smiles. Here is my shortened list of people who make me smile.
OP-ED: Impeachment causing a blue Christmas? Let’s get real
Many of the worries that politicians and the press have brought up are, happily, overblown.
OP-ED: A Christmas gift for children: Ending world hunger
Congress should take action this holiday season to further this tradition of feeding the world’s hungry, especially malnourished children. Both parties should unite and pass the Global Nutrition Resolution, which emphasizes U.S. leadership in feeding hungry children and breaking the
OP-ED: Trump insults rather than rebuts Christianity Today
A leading evangelical Christian magazine, Christianity Today, founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham, on Thursday called for President Trump to be removed from office, essentially aligning itself with the Democrats who have found Trump’s behavior with regard to Ukraine to be beyond the pale.
OP-ED: The perils of Christmas travel with young kids
Every year, I tell myself this is the last time. I am not doing it again. I am not flying across the country with my (now) three children — all of whom are younger than 5 — over the holidays.
OP-ED: How Elon Musk can help save astronomy
The night sky has always been a source of wonder and enlightenment. It has enabled humanity to keep time, find our way across oceans and deserts and test the laws of physics. Unfortunately, light pollution from cities is already affecting people’s experience of the night sky.
OP-ED: Will your 2020 vote get counted?
On Monday, congressional leaders announced that their government-wide spending bill for fiscal year 2020 will include $425 million for states to protect U.S. elections against foreign interference and cyber- attacks.
OP-ED: Trump’s ‘Tell-Tale Letter’: There’s a barking lunatic in the White House
Edgar Allan Poe had more range and skill, but both he and Trump are singularly able to render the interior life of a barking lunatic who thinks he’s a genius and keeps confessing more than he ought to.
OP-ED: ‘Shut up,’ he explained. Making sense of Trump’s incoherent letter to Nancy Pelosi
President Trump’s six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing his impending impeachments is … quite a read. What it isn’t is a coherent or convincing defense of the actions for which he almost certainly will stand trial in the Senate for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
OP-ED: ‘Made in Pennsylvania’ is an international enterprise
Alongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my morning commute. As I flip through the stations, I'll sometimes hear a pundit lament that "Nothing is made in America anymore."
OP-ED: Farewell from York County Commissioner Susan Byrnes
What I experienced and came to treasure was an incredible body of 2,200 dedicated and hard-working individuals in all reaches of jobs that serve our county.
OP-ED: His lung collapsed after vaping. Now he wants to help students
After his vaping addiction led to a collapsed lung, a Miami Beach Senior High School graduate quit using his e-cigarette and focused his attention on helping other young people kick the habit.
OP-ED: Economic inequity has gone bananas
Three collectors recently took home some unconventional offerings from Art Basel, a famous art show held annually in Miami Beach. Each artwork consisted of a banana duct-taped to a wall. Two sold for $120,000, one for $150,000.
OP-ED: On economic policy, it’s not what Trump says, it’s what he does
The list of actions that the president and his appointees have taken to lower workers’ wages and families’ incomes is long, so bear with me.
OP-ED: President Trump is working for Pennsylvania
Question: How does the Trump administration create over a quarter of a million jobs in a month — that’s the latest blowout number from Friday’s jobs report? Answer: By creating one job at a time through President Donald Trump’s careful attention to detail.
OP-ED: Lies can kill people and our presence in Afghanistan is an example
It’s no small thing when grotesque mistakes and lies about them cost 2,300 lives and a trillion dollars, but that’s what we got from U.S. officials who have kept us at war in Afghanistan for 18 years.