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Major research going on right here at PSU: Susannah Gal

When I was in school, I did a research paper on the wild mustang horses living on the Western plains of the United States. I found statistics on the numbers of horses and how that had changed over … more

It doesn’t make sense that GOP is outpacing Democrats: Paul A. Heise

Over the past eight years, the Obama presidency, the Democratic Party has gone into a descendancy. In just eight years, the Democrats lost the House, the Senate, the presidency and now almost … more

Trump better learn from failure of Obamacare replacement: James Miller

You win some, you lose some, and then you really lose some.Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate maven who escaped bankruptcy unscathed multiple times and improbably robbed the political elite of … more

Dispelling the school tax reform myths: Mike Folmer

I support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes and I’m perplexed opponents offer no alternative — except supporting the status quo, which … more

Some lists Pennsylvania doesn’t want to be on: Ed O'Connor

As Longfellow wrote, “Into each life, some rain must fall.” Well, it has been falling here, on and off (mostly on) for seven weeks. In the four-plus years we have been here, I have never … more

Numbers add up for property tax elimination: Mike Folmer

During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more

It’s time to end special-interest loophole: Jessica Barnett

Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for … more

Without these 3 things being agreed upon, forget about police talks: Richard Brandt

There have been several articles and letters written recently about combining the police departments from Lower Swatara Township and Middletown borough. I would like to add to that discussion. I … more

You can contradance right here in Middletown: Susannah Gal

How did you introduce your spouse or significant other to your family? When I brought my now-husband to meet my parents for the first time, my parents organized a dance with a small and friendly … more

Decision not to run was agonizing; I hope I served you well: Anne Einhorn

In March 2012, I made the decision to run for borough council. It was not an easy or quick decision; it was in fact a long and complicated process. I weighed the pros and cons, invited opinions and … more
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