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VA makes veterans into single-payer casualties: Sally Pipes

Army veteran Glenford Turner lived for nearly four years with a piece of metal in his abdomen. The object wasn’t shrapnel from the battlefield — it was a scalpel he alleges was left … more

Here’s a star-spangled teen from Middletown of which to be proud

It was a typical morning here in my studio in early July when an incoming email caught my attention. It was from Middletown’s school superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski.  We were overdue to get together to discuss the Pathways Program the … more

High school students can boost U.S. businesses: JD Hoye

Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for U.S. businesses. Media reports tend to focus on the lack of science, tech and math skills. But more than four in 10 business executives … more

Press And Journal editorial on wards was far off the mark

Dear Editor: Maybe it’s because you’re fairly new to Middletown. Maybe it’s because you didn’t personally witness the silencing of Middletown’s residents by the prior dictatorial regime.  Or maybe it’s because, without … more

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
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