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Eric Epstein: How things have changed

With the carnage of the election over, we can now focus on what’s really important. It’s that time of year when your favorite charity comes knocking on your door. more

Publisher's Voice: Faced with a perilous fire, they calmly went to work

Last Monday, more than 100 volunteer firefighters and emergency service people responded to a fire involving two homes in the 500 block of Spring St. As with every call to action, our communities’ volunteer firefighters were efficient, … more

Ed Schafer: A way to keep Bay cleanup affordable

For 40 years, the federal and local governments have been trying to reduce nutrients flowing through our streams, marshes and wetlands surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Excess nitrogen has created dead zones in the bay that should concern … more

Sheldon Richman: Life Without FEMA? It Can Happen

Advocates of Big Government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the Superstorm had passed, they had boasted that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. more

Sheldon Richman: The Iranian 'threat' is fictitious

By Sheldon Richman   President Barack Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have at least one thing in common when it comes to Iran: All are guilty of flagrant … more

Dave Hickernell: ObamaCare will cost more than our state can afford

By Dave Hickernell It is now widely known that the original cost of $940 billion for the first 10 years for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, was grossly inaccurate. more

James Koutz: We face a defense disaster

According to dictionary.com, a popular definition of sequestration is removal or separation. Although the term sequestration is being bandied about in relation to massive defense cuts that threaten our nation’s military readiness, I prefer the … more

Douglas Shoen: Seniors may decide who wins the elction

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney will need to carefully consider how they approach the issue of Medicare in the coming weeks. more

Frank Ryan: Middle East rioting and our appeasement policy

Sticks and stones!Few people would consider denigrating any religion or person to be a reasonable, mature and decent way to behave. more

Editor's Voice: A legal fight that seems like a waste of our money

There were few fireworks at the most recent Middletown Borough Authority, despite the potential political clash set up by a Borough Council vote last month to replace the authority’s chairman. more
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