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Supply-side tax cuts have never worked as promised: Ralph Martire

To stimulate the U.S. economy to “levels you haven’t seen in many years,” President Donald Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but … more

America’s schools need to think small to get better

About 27 kids sit in the average public school classroom. For a new crop of education entrepreneurs, that number is nearly perfect — for an entire school. Siri Fiske These entrepreneurs are rebelling against the educational status quo by … more

I remain committed to big tax reforms: Mike Folmer

So, what’s next in the ongoing efforts to eliminate school property taxes as I continue to believe no tax should have the power to leave you homeless? Article VIII, Section 1 of … more

The scandal of vast inequality in retirement pay

Cato the Elder, a Roman senator and historian, once remarked: “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.” For centuries, retirees have been aware of this unfortunate fact, which led them to demand and, in many cases, secure … more

Strides Pennsylvania has made have come despite Gov. Wolf’s opposition: Charles Mitchell

In his fourth budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf challenged lawmakers to write “a story about a brighter future we can build together.” Nice rhetoric, but the truth is, the strides … more

Electoral College vs. popular vote should be federal, not state, issue

Several years ago, Dr. James Broussard, an esteemed Lebanon Valley College professor, testified at a time when the Senate was considering legislation to change how our Electoral College votes are determined.Sen. Mike Folmer Under that proposal, … more

Come to Ecuador, where the living is cheaper: Ed O'Connor

Hey, gang! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. It looks as though Olga and I have begun another tradition that, hopefully, will not remain an annual occurrence. For the second year in a row … more

EDDIE COSTIK: Orangeade and the kindness of Mr. Roksandic

  I bought a gallon of orangeade yesterday. At Turkey Hill. Got home, took a swig right from the jug, male pig that I am. Couldn’t wait for a glass. I was immediately transported to my summer days of the early 1960s. Summers … more

Why "Duck Dynasty" flap is not a free speech issue

  The minute “Duck Dynasty’’ star Phil Robertson uttered his now-infamous remarks on homosexuality, he should have known it would all go downhill. The patriarch of America’s most-loved TV family stepped in it when he attacked … more

Publisher's Voice: The race for council is beginning to heat up

The field of candidates for Middletown Borough Council continues to grow with Rachelle Reid stepping up to run for a seat to represent the town’s First Ward. Reid’s election would mark a return to the local government body. more
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