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Letter to the Editor: It’s No Surprise That Victims Fear Reporting Sexual Assault

At a campaign rally in South Carolina in November 2015, Donald Trump mocked reporter Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis. In January 2016, at a campaign rally in Iowa, he bragged, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” Later that year, he lashed out at […]

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Free College’ Will Only Cause Glut of Unmotivated Students

“Free college for all” is a giveaway not based on rational thought. The U.S. Department of Education reports a graduation rate after six years at four-year “open admission” colleges of 32 percent. Imagine what it would be if large numbers of students were there only because it was free. Fifteen percent? Those interested in a […]

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Letter to the Editor: Political Landscape Filled With Division, Broken Precedents

The vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is considered a win to some. However, as I reflect on all the precedents that were broken to “win,” that win feels like a collective loss. I am saddened that we set dangerous precedent regarding the Senate’s duty to consider every Supreme Court nominee. I […]

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Editorial: GOP Chairman Should Insist on Debates for All Campaigns

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ought to accept challenger Scott Wagner’s call for another debate. Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio made case for it in a statement released by the party on Monday, Oct. 8. “Voters across Pennsylvania deserve a side-by-side comparison of the candidates they are choosing between and that is best accomplished […]

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