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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

It’s not just Donald Trump ­— both Republicans and Democrats have cults of personality: James Miller

“I tell you one and one makes three. I’m the cult of personality.” — Living Colour   They don’t call him Teflon Don for nothing. It’d be an … more

My bill would require child care centers to display STARS rating: Tom Mehaffie

It’s no secret that being a parent is challenging. Every day, parents are faced with dozens of decisions that impact the well-being of their child, their family and their family’s … more
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