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It’s time for civility again in America

The “historic” election of 2016 is over. I use these quotation marks only because in truth every election is historic, every new president makes history, every new Congress will leave its mark on us as a country and as individuals. As we move … more

M&H Railroad gets state funds for track project

As a result of the transportation funding legislation (Act 89 of 2013) signed into law last year, Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania. These projects … more

It was a whale of time on our travels to the coast of Ecuador

“Thar she blows, Cap’n.”  If that sounds like something from “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. Of course, if you were “educated” in today’s public school system you probably … more

Sheldon Richman: What an anemic presidential campaign

Thank goodness the tedious presidential campaign is over. It was enough to put a caffeine freak into a coma. more

U.S. health system not as bad as study says: Sally Pipes

America spends twice as much on health care as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s the … more

It’s time to end special-interest loophole: Jessica Barnett

Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for … more

International air travel: What a nightmare it is!: Ed O'Connor

It took five weeks and a total of 16,130 miles for our round trip from Cuenca, Ecuador, to Romania. Traveling would be great if Scotty could just “beam us up.” As it is, going vast … more

Numbers add up for property tax elimination: Mike Folmer

During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more

Publisher's Voice: When political fighting trumps responsibility

Did you read last week’s story about our unsuccessful attempts to find more information about the attempted child abductions in Middletown? If you didn’t, here’s a brief synopsis: more

Truth vs. trolling — finding a balance in today's society: James Miller

I’ve never been to the website Reddit, but if I were to visit, I can’t imagine my stay would be enlightening, let alone comfortable. I gathered as much from a recent profile of the … more
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