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Stay safe on our snowy roads: Editorial

We certainly avoided snowy weather for a huge chunk of the winter, but that has come to an end. Forecasts call for snow late this week, including what could be quite a bit over the …
Columnists

Picture what you want to do and get it done in 2019: Susannah Gal

What are your “great expectations” for 2019? I am talking about your resolutions or plans, although I write it this way because I think we have power to make things happen if we set our …

I will continue my fight on medical cannabis, property taxes, voting: Mike Folmer

After a productive 2017-2018 session, I’m optimistic about 2019. Last session, I advanced a host of initiatives — including the breaking of a logjam on how election lines would be …

Deficit warning should have Pa. taxpayers on alert: Elizabeth Stelle

Pennsylvania’s state budget looks an awful lot like a bucket with a hole in the bottom—taxpayers keep filling it up, but billions of dollars keep leaking out. The latest projections …

Strike a blow for lower taxes, gasoline prices: Merrill Matthews

Last year, Californians had the opportunity to get the government out of their pockets — or, more accurately, out of their gas tanks. Not completely, but it’s a start. The Golden …

Loss of Lee, Toys ‘R’ Us drags down 2018: James Miller

Is there anything more cliché yet warmly fulfilling than looking back at year’s end and considering all that’s transpired over the last 12 months? Hardly, I’d think, …

United States first in war, but trailing in crucial aspects of civilization: Lawrence Wittner

Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March: “The United …
Letters

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is today: Letter to the Editor

Every day, thousands of law enforcement officers across the country leave their families and loved ones at home while they faithfully protect the communities they serve. Every law enforcement …

Paper puts ethics, truth before greed: Letter to the Editor

I am writing in reference to David Buffington’s Reader View printed Nov. 14, “I’m not going to help you put the Press & Journal out of business.”  How amazing and …

Taliban- evangelical comparison not meant to be offensive: Letter to the Editor

I wrote the column published in the Press & Journal published Nov. 7 (“Are evangelicals the American Taliban?”) to which Jerry T. Cowan of Middletown replied in the Nov. 21 edition …

Nuclear bailouts undermine energy independence: Letter to the Editor

The nuclear industry is well-financed and heavily subsidized by the federal government. Nuclear has shed its radioactive wardrobe and proclaimed it is now clean and green. The industry, despite its …

Don’t use taxpayer dollars to bully free press, former council president says: Letter to the Editor

When I was Middletown Borough Council president from 2012 to 2016, there were times I strongly disagreed with the newspaper’s coverage of the borough. Those disagreements have been well …

Evangelicals are far from being American Taliban; they are respectful of life: Letter to the Editor

Bob Topper’s tirade on evangelicals’ position on abortion on last week’s Viewpoints page (“Are evangelicals the American Taliban?”) calls for a response from one of …

‘I’m not going to help you put the Press & Journal out of business’: Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following open letter to Middletown Borough Council was published in the Nov. 8 edition of The Sun newspaper and is being reprinted here with permission. Dear council …

Don’t make Three Mile Island a ‘politically favored’ plant: Letter to the Editor

This is in response to Steve Letavic’s column on Oct. 24, “Legislature, take action to save TMI.” First of all, this is not an attack on Mr. Letavic. I simply want to add my …

Middletown needs to pass ordinance so that LGBTQ residents are protected: Letter to the Editor

We are writing in gratitude and speaking to the hesitation regarding the proposed action to protect the rights of the LGBTQ population here in Middletown. As a married, lesbian couple, who own …

George Scott too liberal to be in Congress: Letter to the Editor

George Scott is not right for the 10th Congressional District, and will not be getting my support in November. Here’s why: While he claims to be politically moderate, he is a traditional …