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Publisher's Voice: Have we lost our town?

Now is the time for downtown revitalization! Agreed. Everybody is primed to do something! Check. Let’s move from the potential to the reality! Um ... well, there we have a problem. more

Legislators trying to keep police video from public: Melissa Melewsky

In case you missed it, there was good public access news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently, when the court affirmed the public’s right to access videos gathered by police on the job. … more

ED COSTIK: The horror of Nazi death camps hits home

Ed Costik I started writing this almost a year ago. For some reason, I put it aside to work on something else. It’s time to finish it and share it. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. … more

Learn from last year’s Pennsylvania budget mistakes: Bob Dick

Here we go again. It’s early summer and the state budget debate is reaching a crisis point. But before you dismiss the proceedings as political theater, consider this: The deals hashed out in … more

A new low in the war on fracking: Robert Bradley

Rolling Stone just dropped a bombshell — or so it claims in its article, “The Harms of Fracking: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer.” Dig into … more

Peter Calcara: We face a pension crisis now

Pennsylvania’s pension systems are at a crisis point. Not at some point in the future. Right now. more

Democrats play Charlie Brown to GOP’s Lucy: James Miller

Political upstart Jon Ossoff just lost the most expensive U.S. House race in history to local Republican Party player Karen Handel. In the deep-red 6th District of Georgia, Democrats were hoping … more

‘Feel the Bern’? That’s a road to catastrophe: Ed O'Connor

Hello, gang. How’s everything at your end? Things are going well here. Thanks for asking. Well, let me modify that a bit. There are now more people on the street here than ever before, … more

Upside-down politics: A Republican for the working man, a Democrat for the elite?

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

Publisher's Voice: You have a right to know

“A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.” – James MadisonOver the past year, Middletown residents have voiced frustration over the scant … more
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