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Long walks, art and concert-going fill the time in beautiful Eduador

Hi, gang! How are things in the Town of Middle? And thank you for asking … everything is hunky-dory here in Cuenca (you can research the derivation of hunky-dory if interested). As usual, there are all kinds of things to do here in the city. … 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

House OKs expansion to PACENET program

A proposal to allow 32,000 more senior citizens to enroll in the state’s PACENET prescription drug assistance program cleared the House this summer, and is now in the state Senate for consideration. This would be the first expansion of the program … more

Trump plan to vet those who want to come to U.S. is un-American

I was startled when I heard Donald Trump call for an ideological certification and extreme vetting for people entering the United States.  The whole concept of an ideology — a coherent system of beliefs and values that motivate … more

Here are the reasons I’m voting Donand Trump for president

Over the continued path of our presidential election, I viewed the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate running for the presidency and I have determined who I will support.  Donald J. Trump is an example of the American dream and … more

Greetings, Amerika! Check out the business diversity in Ecuador

Happy anniversary! As I write this, today, Sept. 6, is the fifth anniversary of us losing our home and possessions in the flood waters of Tropical Storm Lee.  If the floodgate that is under Route 230 in Lower Swatara Township had not been … 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

New Pennsylvania attorney general must put an end to Hershey Trust scandals

Now that Pennsylvania is about to get a new attorney general, perhaps the state will finally take responsibility for curbing abuses at the $12.3 billion Hershey Trust.  The resignation last week of Kathleen Kane, hours after she was … more

House leaders seek special session to fight opioid crisis

The opioid addiction crisis is a problem that has no geographic, religious, racial, socio-economic or partisan boundaries.  It has claimed thousands of lives statewide in the last few years, including many lives of our friends and loved … more

Middletown’s future: Tolerating differences and moving forward

“Why can’t we all just get along?” I know I used this quote in a previous blog or column that I wrote awhile back and I really didn’t want to use it again, but Rodney King’s plaintive question is still the best comment on divisiveness that … more
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