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Case of the missing money must be solved: Editorial

The residents and businesses of Middletown should be outraged at the apparent loss of $1.1 million from the borough’s coffers in 2015. They should be deeply concerned about reports of …
Columnists

Good news, bad news, missed chances in final Pennsylvania budget: Nathan Benefield

For most of Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, the state budget process has been contentious at best and downright hostile at worst. His first three years featured months-long impasses, vetoes, …

Young people might put end to legal abortion: James Miller

Ireland’s passing of a plebiscite that paves the way for legalized abortion wasn’t surprising. While the margins raised an eyebrow (66 percent in favor), Europe has been secularizing for …

United States had a history of separating families long before Donald Trump: Jeffery Robinson

Children are crying for their parents while being held in small cages. The attorney general tells us the Bible justifies what we see and the White House press secretary backs him up. Be horrified and …

Conflict resolution, not armed teachers: Basma Ismail

On May 22, 2014, Donald Trump announced to the world via his Twitter account that Hillary Clinton accused him of wanting to bring guns into classrooms. Almost four years later, Trump tried to …

Country needs comprehensive economic development: Rob Cohen

President Donald Trump recently proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. It’s generally a good idea. But infrastructure alone will not produce long-term inclusive growth. To achieve …

Journalists are freedom fighters for the First Amendment: Mark Cohen

Last week’s tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues. Brad Simpson, chief financial officer for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, …
Letters

Commission needed to create fair voting districts: Letter to the Editor

I have been volunteering with Fair Districts PA (www.fairdistrictspa.com)for about 15 months and have sat in on Pennsylvania Senate and House state government committee meetings. I have followed …

Middletown Swim Club board appreciates chance to be heard: Letter to the Editor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Press & Journal for giving us a platform to state our position as a new board of directors with the Middletown Swim Club. When we first …

PSU student’s cars, not students themselves, are issue: Letter to the Editor

The following comments are in response to both an article and an editorial in the May 16 Press & Journal with respect to parking problems resulting from college students in rental properties, and …

Let citizens help draw district boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Is the plumbing working right related to the pipes of Pennsylvania democracy? It took awhile (three election cycles, 2012, 2014 and 2016) to show the evidence of a legal term called …

Middletown Area School District leadership silences students on walkout: Letter to the Editor

  As a parent of Middletown Area School District students, I received the March 7 National School Walkout letter from the superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski. While I appreciate the …

Get safer schools by design: Letter to the Editor

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools. While the debate will continue at the national level on proposals for arming …

Column on death row inmates’ rights a joke: Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in regards to the Jan. 31 column “Pa. death row like torture for its inmates” by Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. What a joke. Let me …

Pennsylvania doesn’t need politicians making legislative districts: Letter to the editor

Article 2, Section 16 of Pennsylvania’s Constitution says in part that legislative districts “shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as …

Three Mile Island bailout? Not on the backs of Pennsylvania taxpayers: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to the Jan. 24 guest column in the Press & Journal titled “Closing Three Mile Island would hurt education, communities” by Steelton-Highspire School …

From the Vault article involved grandfather, safe: Letter to the Editor

My wife was reading the Dec. 27 P&J and then she said, “OMG!” The old news article that you printed on the From the Vault page about a robbery of $26,000 was my grandfather’s …