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Editor's Voice: Police need the power to issue emergency alerts

The Nixle alert system is a good tool for police to warn residents of an emergency by e-mail or text messages, or to reassure them that an emergency no longer exists.Middletown’s police department has used it in the past, but didn’t on Aug. 19 … more

TMI fuels power grid, communities across the commonwealth: Tom Mehaffie

Pennsylvania is finally starting to thaw out from the frigid temperatures associated with Winter Storm Grayson, also dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” The severe weather system which swept through … more

When it comes to gun safety, address the demons first: James Miller

I was in fifth grade when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold imprinted themselves on our national conscious by killing 12 of their classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School. I have no memory of … more

Donald Trump isn’t perfect, but he’s just the medicine the U.S. needs

Two summers ago, I wrote a laudatory piece for the Press And Journal on Donald Trump and his then-ascendant campaign. I praised his tenacity to speak directly to the everyman, infuriating media elites who discourse in meaningless verbiage.  … more

Are Exelon and other nuclear companies welfare gods?: John LaForge

You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old reactors won massive public subsidies — bailouts … more

Take advantage of what Penn State has to offer: Susannah Gal

“They’re back!!” That’s what we used to say when we lived in East Lansing, Michigan, and about 40,000 students would return to attend classes at Michigan State University … more

Mandatory minimum sentencing a necessity: State Rep. Ron Marsico

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently struck down some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes because they did not require the commonwealth to prove the elements triggering the … more

Adventures in Pennsylvania Budget Wonderland: Bob Dick

In Lewis Carroll’s classic wonderland tale, Alice famously asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want … more

Paul Heise: The fall of the WASP elite has thrown us into chaos

The white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant (WASP) elite that governed our country since its founding has collapsed. The social and political structure of our country is in chaos, with no replacement elite in sight. This change is strange for how little it … more

Life is short, but it was more than people that passed away in 2016: James Miller

When historians look back upon 2016, they’ll designate it the year of death. No year in recent memory gave us so many gravestones. Countless celebrities, musicians, artists, and athletes left us in 2016. The list is long, but here’s a … more
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