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Sheldon Richman: Life Without FEMA? It Can Happen

Advocates of Big Government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the Superstorm had passed, they had boasted that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. more

Don’t gamble the planet’s future on unproven technologies: Hugh Sealy

A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the … more

The U.S. is No. 1, you say? Yep – in all the wrong ways

The biggest question I hear from many sources about relocating to Cuenca, Ecuador has to be, “Why would you leave the No. 1 country in the world and move to Ecuador?”   I have been asked that by friends, relatives, tourists, print … more

Let's value our workers again

By Rick BloomingdaleLabor Day is the one holiday on the calendar devoted to honoring and recognizing America’s workers and their families and the value we bring to the prosperity and strength of our nation.That’s pretty much all of us, whether … more

Why are legislators, governor turning their backs on frailest elderly?: Ron Barth

After you’ve kicked the can down the road enough, you finally run out of road. Sadly, this is where our state government now finds itself after years of neglect of funding for long-term … more

Learning from the past on the free market: Mike Folmer

Irish-born political thinker and British statesman Edmund Burke said: “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” King George III should have listened to Mr. Burke, … more

The Gray Ghost and Sugar Britches: A story about reality and guns

By Terry Burger Press and Journal staff   On the morning of Jan. 17, 1989, a loser named Patrick Purdy attacked Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, Calif. He fired more than 100 rounds from a Chinese assault rifle, killing five … more

NFL’s new ‘anthem policy’ is pure hypocrisy: Jeffery Robinson

The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to “respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker room until it is played. The NFL refers to this as a … more

It’s time to take advantage of Penn State offerings: Susannah Gal

I saw with joy the sign across Main Street at North Union — “Welcome Back Students.” What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of the new term at Penn State Harrisburg … more

Publisher's Voice: A closer look at a voice in the Sound Off-sphere

Sound Off – love it or hate it. If items lean your way, then it’s a great read. If parts go against your grain, then the weekly jumble of comments is an abomination. There’s hardly ever any gray area with this part of your community newspaper. … more
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