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The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat … more
In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that … more
“Drain the Swamp,” along with “Build the Wall” and “Lock Her Up,” were and still are the battle cry of the Donald Trump political rallies.  Use of the … more
Quality research was an important goal of mine when I was advocating to bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. That’s why I was especially pleased — and strongly supported — an … more
John Glenn was an American hero. We don’t have many of those anymore. In a day and age where we tear down people as quickly as we build them up, he might be one of our last. I cried a few tears Thursday when the news came that he had died, … more
  More than half of America’s nuclear power plants face a financial crisis. Collectively, these plants lose nearly $3 billion a year. They haven’t been able to compete with power … more
There are no facts, only interpretations.” Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche provided that wry observation. It’s important advice to remember as Middletown Borough Council adopts an Early Intervention Program plan created by financial consultant … more
What can communities like Middletown, Highspire and Steelton do to try to remain vital to their residents? It’s a daunting challenge, one that many in our area have attempted to overcome with varying degrees of success. In my mind, the Middletown … 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
The most probable course of American politics is a full four-year term for Donald Trump as president. We must face the fact that the American people explicitly voted for change in the last three … more
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