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Competition is good; thank you to the candidates: Editorial

Competition is a good thing in just about every undertaking in life. Elections are no exception. Contested races lead to more in-depth discussions of issues. They allow voters to get to know …
Columnists

Nuclear power is in a struggle just to survive: John LaForge

Donald Trump says “America will never be a socialist country.” Too late. We already have socialism for the rich, with the nuclear power industry as a prime example. On a level …

Losing TMI would devastate Lower Dauphin community: Robert K. Schultz

I strongly urge state legislators to support legislation being introduced in the Senate and House that would add nuclear energy as a qualifying resource to Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy …

During Sunshine Week, remember that freedom of press benefits everyone: Bradford Simpson

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of …

Take better aim at medicine’s price-gouging middlemen: Merrill Matthews

President Donald Trump recently complained that pharmaceutical companies have “rigged the system against American consumers” by keeping drug prices unfairly high. Americans often pay …

Sound familiar? Which governor said this?: Mike Folmer

Which governor of Pennsylvania addressed the General Assembly with the opening: “This is a historic day”? This governor went on to add: “For you are receiving the most …

New trade pact with Mexico, Canada, a win for U.S. small businesses: Karen Kerrigan

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was signed by President Donald Trump and his fellow leaders at the G20 in Argentina. The accord modernizes the decades-old NAFTA and is chock full of …
Letters

Borough zoning regulations aimed at PSU students are necessary: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to recent articles in the Press & Journal about borough zoning restrictions and their unpopularity with Penn State Harrisburg students, specifically statements quoted …

Legalizing marijuana would be a bad move for state; it's a dangerous drug: Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following originally was written as a presentation for Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s marijuana legalization “listening tour” in Mechanicsburg last week. …

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is today: Letter to the Editor

Every day, thousands of law enforcement officers across the country leave their families and loved ones at home while they faithfully protect the communities they serve. Every law enforcement …

Paper puts ethics, truth before greed: Letter to the Editor

I am writing in reference to David Buffington’s Reader View printed Nov. 14, “I’m not going to help you put the Press & Journal out of business.”  How amazing and …

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 …