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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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
“Thar she blows, Cap’n.”  If that sounds like something from “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. Of course, if you were “educated” in today’s public school system you probably … more
Dear Editor: Maybe it’s because you’re fairly new to Middletown. Maybe it’s because you didn’t personally witness the silencing of Middletown’s residents by the prior dictatorial regime.  Or maybe it’s because, without … more
The first round of 2016’s biggest rumble is over. Now it’s time for the ref to call the victor. Who, of the major presidential candidates, has the best vice-presidential pick? Donald Trump pivoted towards being a serious contender with … more
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