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Letter to the Editor: Synagogue Attack Is Sign of Reactionary Nationalism

On Oct. 27, the nation witnessed another atrocity of gun violence. This particular attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill is a further indication, I believe, of the rising tide of reactionary nationalism in this country. The poet Edward Hirsch can provide here both a lament and a summons to vigilance […]

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Letter to the Editor: Caravan of Central Americans Can Be Crisis for Public Health

As an infection preventionist, I can’t help but wonder about the major threat of diseases that may come with the movement of people from Central America toward the United States border. If this is being called a “humanitarian crisis,” then it most likely is also a public health one. Here you have a perfect storm […]

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Letter to the Editor: Talented University Instructors Demonstrate Value of Diversity

Coursera (coursera.org) and edX (edX.org), founded by Stanford and Harvard universitites, respectively, offer more than 5,000 online courses, certificates and degrees from more than 200 universities and partner institutions in more than 30 countries taught in at least 17 languages. Many, perhaps most, of these courses are free, and all levels of participation are possible […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Great Voter Turnout; Hope to See You Next Time

As presiding judge of elections for the First Ward of Elizabethtown, I want to thank everyone who came out vote in the midterm election. The turnout for the First Ward was over three quarters of the last presidential election and 70 percent more than the primary election. This turnout made for a very busy day […]

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Editorial: Time to Get Ready for 2019 Municipal, School Elections

It’s a great sign that the turnout in this year’s election was far higher than normal for midterms. It’s probably no coincidence that this year, in an unusual development, we had contested races in many places where candidates usually run unopposed. But here’s the thing to remember: We have more elections coming up in 2019. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Democrats Seek to Destroy Our Nation; Vote Against Them

Knowing what Democrats stand for will help you vote this November. Democrats dislike or even hate: U.S. Constitution, God and Bible, traditional family values, Israel, U.S. sovereignty, border patrol agents, police, military, capitalism, free speech, gun ownership, rugged individualism, ice cream and apple pie. Democrats love and embrace: abortion, socialism (communism), sanctuary cities, destroying reputations, political […]

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Editorial: Good, Bad Examples to Follow When Seeking Public Office

It was a great thing that Republican state Sen. Ryan Aument and Democratic challenger Bill Troutman got together for an hour and a half and debated the issues. The debate was organized by LNP Media Group, which owns The Elizabethtown Advocate, and the Lancaster Chamber, a business group. Mr. Aument and Mr. Troutman spent their […]

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Letter to the Editor: We Need Independent Thinkers Like Jess King in Congress

Many people are fed up with politics as usual. Many have thus put their faith in President Donald Trump. Trump, however, thrives on division. Race. Religion. Class. He distorts the meaning of law and patriotism for his own advantage. We cannot allow Trump to continue dividing us. He has already destroyed the party I once […]

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