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A new low in the war on fracking: Robert Bradley

Rolling Stone just dropped a bombshell — or so it claims in its article, “The Harms of Fracking: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer.” Dig into … more

Peter Calcara: We face a pension crisis now

Pennsylvania’s pension systems are at a crisis point. Not at some point in the future. Right now. more

Democrats play Charlie Brown to GOP’s Lucy: James Miller

Political upstart Jon Ossoff just lost the most expensive U.S. House race in history to local Republican Party player Karen Handel. In the deep-red 6th District of Georgia, Democrats were hoping … more

‘Feel the Bern’? That’s a road to catastrophe: Ed O'Connor

Hello, gang. How’s everything at your end? Things are going well here. Thanks for asking. Well, let me modify that a bit. There are now more people on the street here than ever before, … more

Upside-down politics: A Republican for the working man, a Democrat for the elite?

Karl Marx didn’t get it all wrong. I know that might sound shocking coming from a conservative writer, but the father of communism wasn’t completely off the mark when it came to human anthropology. “The modern bourgeois society that … more

Publisher's Voice: You have a right to know

“A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.” – James MadisonOver the past year, Middletown residents have voiced frustration over the scant … more

Editor's Voice: Police need the power to issue emergency alerts

The Nixle alert system is a good tool for police to warn residents of an emergency by e-mail or text messages, or to reassure them that an emergency no longer exists.Middletown’s police department has used it in the past, but didn’t on Aug. 19 … more

TMI fuels power grid, communities across the commonwealth: Tom Mehaffie

Pennsylvania is finally starting to thaw out from the frigid temperatures associated with Winter Storm Grayson, also dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” The severe weather system which swept through … more

When it comes to gun safety, address the demons first: James Miller

I was in fifth grade when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold imprinted themselves on our national conscious by killing 12 of their classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School. I have no memory of … more

Donald Trump isn’t perfect, but he’s just the medicine the U.S. needs

Two summers ago, I wrote a laudatory piece for the Press And Journal on Donald Trump and his then-ascendant campaign. I praised his tenacity to speak directly to the everyman, infuriating media elites who discourse in meaningless verbiage.  … more
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