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President Donald Trump says that: “I think one of the greatest of all terms I have come up with is ‘fake.’ ” Is that a confession or a boast? In either event, I love the … more
I have tried over the last four years to be respectful of my constituents and my colleagues. I have restrained myself from commenting on many posts and Facebook discussions that I found … more
Thank the Almighty that there are still a few good men and women who are loyal to the Constitution. Loyalty is serious. It is a commitment to a person, a cause or an idea even when it contradicts … more
During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more
When it rains, stormwater will go two places. First it will try to infiltrate into the soil to replenish the groundwater. However, if the rainfall rate is higher than the infiltration rate, flows … more
Are you tired of endless political gridlock? Disappointed in uncontested elections? Frustrated that you can’t throw the bums out? Gerrymandering — the drawing of legislative districts to … more
  As I sat down to try to make some sense of the politics of the past weeks and the year to come, my first impression was of the tectonic social and political forces that President Donald … more
During the latter part of the debate on medical cannabis, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman took charge, saying: “This issue is too big, it’s too important, and too many people are … more
In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization. Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on … more
In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the New York Sun: “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?” The reply was, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
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