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Common sense on census citizenship question: Lou Barletta

Pennsylvanians sent me to Washington to fix the problems facing our communities. One problem I have firsthand experience with is illegal immigration. While mayor of Hazleton, I saw the … more

Tariffs are a war against newspaper and publishing industry; help in our defense: Mark Cohen

As a newspaper reader, advertiser or member of the community, your source of local, regional and national news and information is being threatened by the proposed newspaper tariffs on the import of … more

Rainy Ecuador, recalling Cactus Jack, and pesky libtards ...: Ed O'Connor

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we have entered autumn. In Cuenca, January to June is considered the “rainy” season. It doesn’t rain non-stop as the name might imply, but it … more

Work together to make state prisons safer for employees: Jason Bloom

The Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association has always made the safety and security of corrections officers our top priority. That’s why it was so heart-wrenching to lose one of … more

MASD students weren’t part of political conspiracy: Tom Mehaffie

Matt Krajsa continues to believe students at Middletown Area School District were pawns in some sort of grand political conspiracy, and he couldn’t be more wrong. Just like at Derry, Lower … more

Look past the liberal hype, because ‘Black Panther’ is one of Marvel’s best: James Miller

I was late seeing “Black Panther,” the latest iteration in Marvel Comics’ cinematic universe. Growing up buying 25-cent comic books at Saturday’s Market has left me fond of … more

Always remember that you make your own luck: Susannah Gal

The “luck of the Irish” is a phrase often heard around St. Patrick’s Day. What does that mean and what do you do if you’re not Irish? According to Edward T. … more

Highspire school decision shows education isn’t all ‘about the kids’: Mike Folmer

“It’s about the kids.” From the time I was first elected to the General Assembly, these are the words I’ve been hearing about education: “It’s about the … more

Letter is inaccurate; students were driving force behind walkout: Lori Suski

  I read Matthew Krajsa’s letter to the editor posted on pressandjournal.com on Monday. Mr. Krajsa references my letter to the Middletown Area School District community detailing … more

It's common sense to allow certain school employees to be armed: Dick Brandt

I am writing in response to the recent event in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people, including children, were murdered in a high school. I have advocated privately on the matter of school … more
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