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Promoting career, technical education a key to future: Tom Mehaffie

Career and technical education and the workforce skills gap are taking center stage in national policy discussions. In Pennsylvania, we’ve been talking about this issue for years and seeking … more

A trade war has started, and it will profit no one: Paul Heise

Trade policy is front and center in world politics but that won’t stop a trade war. The World Economic Forum met recently in Davos, Switzerland. The United States has just invoked the WTO … more

Sally Pipes: Obama faces a second crucial November hurdle

All eyes were on election day, but the true make-or-break moment of President Barack Obama’s political career – regardless of his successful re-election campaign – hasn’t come yet. more

Supreme Court decision throwing out state’s congressional maps a good start: Lisa Boscola

Since my first experience with map drawing back in 2001, it was apparent that partisanship plays too large a role in our redistricting effort. The recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court … more

Publisher's Voice: Our response to council's redevelopment plans

I was happy to see a cross-section of Middletown business people gathered together last Monday night, April 1. It is my understanding we met in response to a request from Middletown Borough Council for comment on plans for the redevelopment of … more

Here’s the problem with chain migration: Lou Barletta

Chain migration is a problem. We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and protect national security. Chain migration undermines both of these … more

Corporate tax cuts not trickling down to workers: Frank Clemente

Working families are, as usual, getting the short end of the stick from the new Trump-GOP tax law. Huge tax cuts that mostly go to the wealthy and corporations are exploding the national debt and … more

Vitriol runs rampant in Middletown

  Anne EinhornNot long ago, it was suggested I write about what it has been like to be on Middletown Borough Council. Has it met my expectations? Has it been more difficult, or less difficult, than I anticipated? Interesting? … more

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

Pa. death row like torture for inmates because of solitary confinement: Witold Walczak

Imagine an ordinary parking space. Now add walls and a ceiling made of thick concrete, closed off by a solid steel door. The lights are always on, so it’s never dark. You eat there, you sleep … more
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