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Take swastika graffiti very seriously: Editorial

The swastika is a symbol of hatred and mass murder, of anti-Semitism and terror. It has no place in our society, and its appearance at Penn State Harrisburg student housing must be taken …
Columnists

President Trump’s trade war and the rise of China: Paul Heise

President Donald Trump has started a trade war with the world and particularly with China. He is opposing the tide of history. Trump accuses the Chinese of stealing intellectual property, …

End of the NRA? Activists’ business strategy appears to be working: Rivera Sun

Good news for humanity: The NRA is weakening. The gun-lobbying group is in “deep financial trouble,” Fortune magazine reported, and warns that the NRA may not be able to keep going. …

Did I enjoy my return to the People’s Republic of Pennsylvania?: Ed O'Connor

Another month, another trip. Where have my travels taken me this time? If you guessed The People’s Republic of Pennsylvania, you are correct. After a three-hour car ride over the Andes …

What you don’t know about Medicare for All can definitely hurt you: Sally Pipes

In November, Democrats took the House of Representatives. But many of the party’s most progressive candidates outside deep-blue coastal enclaves fell short at the polls. Voters in Nebraska, …

Drug prices in ads would confuse consumers: Wayne Winegarden

The Trump administration recently unveiled a proposal that would force drug manufacturers to disclose a medicine’s sticker, or “list,” price in television advertisements. The …

4 things to know as deadline nears for Medicare choice: Eric Bohannon

The deadline is fast approaching! The Medicare Annual Election Period, during which people with Medicare can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, ends Dec. 7. It’s …
Letters

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 …

Lower Swatara works hard to address concerns: Todd Truntz

I read the Press & Journal’s latest critique of the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners personnel management in its Aug. 29 editorial. As a board member and a resident who has a lot …

Commission needed to create fair voting districts: Letter to the Editor

I have been volunteering with Fair Districts PA (www.fairdistrictspa.com)for about 15 months and have sat in on Pennsylvania Senate and House state government committee meetings. I have followed …