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Come out, learn about Penn State-Middletown relations: Susannah Gal

What’s in it for Middletown to have Penn State Harrisburg here, and what’s in it for Penn State to have a campus in our area? Those aren’t actually mutually exclusive answers. … more

Newspapers continue to make a difference with Real News: Mark Cohen

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook would begin prioritizing high-quality news on the social network by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and … more

When it comes to drawing district maps, this is reform?: Mike Folmer

The outcry to change how Pennsylvania draws congressional and General Assembly district maps began soon after the 2016 presidential election. Redistricting reform has long been a goal of mine. As … more

Faith must be a partner in battling opioid crisis: Robert J. O’Hara Jr.

As people of faith, we cannot ignore the growing heroin and opioid crisis that engulfs our nation. The statistics are sobering. In 2016, Pennsylvania coroners and medical examiners reported more … more

Let’s play ‘Two Truths and a Lie: Harrisburg Edition’: Matthew Brouillette

Ice-breaker games can range from creative to downright painful. Perhaps one of the most popular — and enjoyable — is the classic “Two Truths and a Lie.” In it, … more

Pa. death row like torture for inmates because of solitary confinement: Witold Walczak

Imagine an ordinary parking space. Now add walls and a ceiling made of thick concrete, closed off by a solid steel door. The lights are always on, so it’s never dark. You eat there, you sleep … more

Here’s the problem with chain migration: Lou Barletta

Chain migration is a problem. We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and protect national security. Chain migration undermines both of these … more

Supreme Court decision throwing out state’s congressional maps a good start: Lisa Boscola

Since my first experience with map drawing back in 2001, it was apparent that partisanship plays too large a role in our redistricting effort. The recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court … more

A trade war has started, and it will profit no one: Paul Heise

Trade policy is front and center in world politics but that won’t stop a trade war. The World Economic Forum met recently in Davos, Switzerland. The United States has just invoked the WTO … more

Resolutions for 2018 — use less salt on sidewalks, do more dancing: Susannah Gal

I hope you have enjoyed the start of your year. It’s a new year, one filled with promise and opportunities. It’s a new page in each person’s book of our time on Earth. I … more
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