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Their view: Feminism: Making women’s rights clear

A colleague who teaches at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and has spent many years working for the Republican party, recently directed my attention to what she called “the most offensive post ever.” I thought Nancy Bocskor was exaggerating until she referred me to an online piece titled “Why I […]

Comments - 10:23 am

Their view: Detours, disasters don’t stop caring, motivated people

Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Wyoming Valley in particular, are no strangers to natural disasters. Periodically throughout our region’s history, our homes have been threatened and sadly overcome by raging floodwaters from the Susquehanna and Lackawanna rivers. The incredible devastation wrought by seasonal hurricanes and massive wildfires reminded me recently of our community’s vulnerability to these […]

Comments - 10:09 am

Their view: Trump’s quiet campaign to undermine background checks

From 2008 to 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, background checks prevented 556,496 gun purchases. In the last six months, about that many people have been removed from the national database and are newly eligible to buy a gun. The FBI’s national instant criminal background check system, which screens such transactions, is not […]

Comments - 7:02 pm - updated: 7:07 pm.

Their view: #metoo just another way for women to jump on sympathy bandwagon

I was five years out of law school when Professor Anita Hill put on a sky-blue suit and walked into our consciousness, and history. The coverage of her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seemed like a circus, complete with flashing cameras, clueless senators, […]

Comments - 6:52 pm

Their view: A disservice to four honorable men

Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, always relished a challenge. As a child, he drove himself to learn chess; as a teen, he excelled as a wrestler; and as an adult, he joined the Army, where he finished Ranger school and joined the Special Forces. Deployed to Niger, he learned the local dialect. Before joining […]

Comments - 7:01 pm

Their view: Who’s to blame if the ACA blows up?

President Donald Trump still doesn’t get it: He owns Obamacare now. He’s been hard at work undermining the government-regulated health insurance program — eliminating subsidies to insurance companies, slashing programs to enroll new customers, authorizing bare-bones plans to lure healthy patients out of the insurance pool. But if the system collapses, he insists it won’t […]

Comments - 6:51 pm

Your view: Trump looking for a fight with Kim

An adult day care center. Sen. Bob Corker called the Trump White House an adult daycare center. He also claimed that President Donald Trump is leading us down the path to WWIII. I think Trump is trying to get North Korea so mad that they take the first swing at us. If they take that […]

Comments - 5:33 pm

Their view: Will the president fix the ACA mess he made?

The compromise from Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., would provide states with greater flexibility under the Affordable Care Act in exchange for authorizing cost-sharing reduction payments known as CSRs for two years. Those payments help offset deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers who obtain insurance under the ACA. Trump insisted […]

Comments - 5:21 pm

Their view: NAFTA: Mend it, don’t end it.

Let me start by saying I think NAFTA should be improved, not scuttled. I’ve long advocated for updated rules of the road for international trade, but roads need rules, just better ones, where “better” means rebalancing workers’ and investors’ rights. That said, the reporting on the renegotiation process, now in round 4, has sometimes exaggerated […]

Comments - 2:11 pm

Our view: Budget mess shows Pennsylvania needs change

It’s high time to admit Pennsylvania’s system of government is irreparably broken. Look no further than the current budget mess that’s dragged on for almost four months longer than it ever should have. We know rehashing the details of the financial morass might make most readers’ eyes glaze over, so we will keep the numbers […]

Comments - 7:57 pm

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