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Letter to the Editor: Today’s Republican Party Utterly Lacking in Moral Values

The tide has turned against President Donald Trump, in my opinion the most racist and ignorant individual ever to serve as president of our country. His party lost the U.S. House of Representatives and, even though the GOP held the U.S. Senate, Americans on Nov. 6 cast 12 million-plus more votes for Democratic candidates for […]

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Letter to the Editor: Why Do We Keep Re-Electing Do-Nothing Legislators?

With the election now over, I am amazed — not surprised, just amazed — at the local results. Every one of the Lancaster County incumbents in the state Legislature was re-elected. Of course, the vast majority of those were Republicans who were re-elected by mindless straight-ticket-for-life voters. These representatives and senator have done, in my […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Christians, Muslims For Kindness After Attack

The consequences of fearmongering, bigotry and divisiveness are predictable. The atrocious and hate-filled anti-Semitic attack in western Pennsylvania — while distressing, disheartening and demoralizing — was not totally surprising. The pain and horror that traveled the 238 miles from Pittsburgh to Lancaster took only moments to arrive. However, the unintended consequences for the Jewish community […]

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Letters to the Editor: We’ll Lose Our Youth To Hopelessness if We Don’t Act

Within the Elizabethtown Expression’s page of The Elizabethtown Advocate’s Nov. 15 issue, I found an insightful message from one of our community youth. In reaction to the midterm election results Rachelle Malari (grade 12) explains that she is “glad Democrats won, but it won’t change the results of the 2020 election. Trump will still win. […]

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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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