Opinion

Published on November 16, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Matt Vespa at townhall.com As long as the Democratic field remains weak... the talk of Hillary Clinton...
Published on November 16, 2019 - Page 8
On Nov. 18-22, we will celebrate American Education Week, a great opportunity to appreciate the amazing public-school educators and support...
Published on November 16, 2019 - Page 8
Stock photos of “healthcare workers” who attend patients — physicians are no longer distinguishable — usually feature a stethoscope draped around the...
Published on November 16, 2019 - Page 8
Nov. 3 there were three editorials which need to be addressed. I will attempt to respond to Edward Letkiewicz, Peter Mazurkiewicz and the York...
Published on November 16, 2019 - Page 8
A doctor who had been seeing an 80-year-old woman for most of her life finally retired. At her next checkup, the new doc asks her to bring a list of...
Published on November 16, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: In many ways, the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, put the United States into a funk from which it has yet to recover. But one good thing that...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 8
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Zionsville Republican, has heard of the plans of presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 8
Rev. Boudreaux was the part-time pastor of the local Cajun Baptist Church and Pastor Thibodaux was minister of the neighboring Covenant Church. They...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 8
Reading Mr. Stropnicky’s letter of Nov. 3, I felt compelled to add several qualifying remarks. First and foremost, a valid Social Security card and...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 8
On behalf of our board members, I am excited to announce our 2020 Days of Remembrance essay contest. And I extend congratulations to the participants...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: To the wounded soldiers he treated on World War II battlefields, Michael Santora of Mocanaqua must have seemed like a real-life angel,...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 8
It’s time to lower prescription drug costs in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program is paying billions more than it should for prescription...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 10
Young people are taking their own lives at rates never before seen, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In just...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 10
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day: 1-800-273-8255.
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 10
A fat guy and a thin guy meet: Fat guy: “When I see you, my first thought is that a famine must have broke out!” Thin guy: “And when I see you, I...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Jim Geraghty of National Review. Is it time to start thinking about a National Museum of the Afghanistan...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 10
‘Jurassic Park” and “Westworld,” from the brilliant mind of Michael Crichton, aren’t real. But neither are a lot of things that pass for arguments...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column in the Pennsylvania Capital Star by opinion contributor Mark O’Keefe of Mechanicsburg. After many years of...
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 8
Monday was Veterans Day. I firmly believe that this country owes our veterans the very best we can give them. Yet Honorably Discharged Veterans...
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 8
At a graduation of a family friend, out of the blue, one in our group began lamenting that progressives tended to live in cities. She proposed that...
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 8
There’s nothing unfair or worrisome about a state law that permits local government to withhold permits or licenses from property owners with unpaid...
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 8
There was an interesting article in the local newspaper on July 26, 2019. The article was a copy of a recent Philadelphia Inquirer editorial titled...
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 8
I got a really cute dog and called him “Threemiles.” It sounds great to say, “I walk ‘Threemiles’ twice a day.”
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Will Bunch at philly.com. Mike Bloomberg’s surprising-but-not-shocking 11th-hour-and-58th-minute entry...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 6
National Education Support Professionals Day is Nov, 20, 2019, it honors and recognizes the contributions education support professionals (ESPs) make...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 6
With last week’s dismal local elections history, the one campaign that gets America’s political juices flowing is officially underway: “Who will be...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 6
As I write this on Nov. 6, 2019, we find ourselves standing at the peak of the highest mountain, looking down at the earth below while also being...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column by Christine Flowers in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Whenever a Catholic runs or is nominated for public...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 6
Those of you who spend a lot of time in doctors’ offices probably already know that physicians these days are running their practices like an...
Published on November 11, 2019 - Page 8
Today is Veterans Day, which has been observed under its current name since 1954 and honors all American veterans. The quiz below, from the...
Published on November 11, 2019 - Page 8
and Arvind Venkat, M.D. The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering how to address the issue of balance billing — the amount patients have to...
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 11
People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of attention.
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 11
Hiding under mattresses and sneaking out under cover of darkness to feed on the blood of sleeping people, bed bugs (rhymes with ughs) have been...
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 11
There are moments that mark not just turning points in history, but points where it is evident that leaders must step forward and do the work to...
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 11
THORN: It’s been a while since we inducted a new member into our Roseanne Barr Social Media Hall of Shame, named in honor of the comedic actor who...
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 11
I have been writing letters to the Press Enterprise every fall for several years now thanking the guys from Kappa Sigma for their help with our...
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 11
One hundred one years ago, a man who started out as a conscientious objector to World War I became that conflict’s greatest American hero when he and...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
If it seems as though the kids are watching a lot more videos online than they were just a few years ago, appearances are reality. New research shows...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
Democrats sure do enjoy raining on the parade that is the Trump economy. Joe Biden, who somehow remains the Democratic frontrunner, recently accused...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
There are many questions surrounding Michael Bloomberg’s potential presidential candidacy. Whether he’ll have enough money to sustain a lengthy and...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Cats just may be the most polarizing of pets; there’s not much middle ground, people either love ‘em or hate ‘em. If you’re the former, you’ve...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 8
While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: There are a couple of ways to look at low voter turnout, which has pretty much become the norm in local election years. The most charitable is...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
Pennsylvania’s nearly century and a half ban on most forms of hunting on Sundays will probably end soon thanks to a Harrisburg compromise on the...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question: “Boys and girls, what do we know about God?” A hand shot up in the air. “He’s an artist!”...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
Bernie Sanders often points to Europe as his economic model, but there’s one lesson from the Continent that he and Elizabeth Warren want to ignore....
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE : An excerpt from a column by John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation. Impeachment was supposed to be the third...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a morning-after column by Jim Geraghty at nationalreview.com For the third straight year, Republicans had a mostly...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 10
With local elections now in the rearview mirror and with the 2020 presidential election officially a year away, Americans of all cultural, societal,...