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By Rick BloomingdaleLabor Day is the one holiday on the calendar devoted to honoring and recognizing America’s workers and their families and the value we bring to the prosperity and strength of our nation.That’s pretty much all of us, whether … more
By Terry Burger Press and Journal staff   On the morning of Jan. 17, 1989, a loser named Patrick Purdy attacked Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, Calif. He fired more than 100 rounds from a Chinese assault rifle, killing five … more
Sound Off – love it or hate it. If items lean your way, then it’s a great read. If parts go against your grain, then the weekly jumble of comments is an abomination. There’s hardly ever any gray area with this part of your community newspaper. … more
America is mired in a productivity crisis. According to the most recent government data, American workers’ productivity over the last decade has grown at less than half the annual rate it did … more
  Openness, transparency and accountability are key elements of my “Promise to Pennsylvania” – and words that sometimes echo through the halls of the Capitol. However, these words apparently have no meaning when it comes to … more
Just when it seems as though we’re stumbling through the darkness of the grimness of human existence, the good deeds of which humans are capable shines light upon us. Isn’t that how you felt when you read in last week’s Press And Journal about … more
Have you heard? Transporting oil through pipelines is a threat to humanity! The many accidents highlighted in the press speak for themselves. Except that pipeline accidents are rare — and many … more
Although the American Health Care Act of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its shocking gender bias. But why should we be shocked that the AHCA, or “Trumpcare,” privileges … more
One of my proudest accomplishments in the Pennsylvania Senate was passage of Act 16 of 2016, which will bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. My goal has been — and continues to be — giving … more
What milestones have been important in your life? For me, there have been lots of them. A milestone is defined as a stone set up beside a road to mark the distance in miles to a particular place, … more
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