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It could happen here

O, little town of Binyamina, how still we see thee lie because of an outbreak of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant in that small Israeli town, an outbreak that prompted the re-imposition of a country-wide indoor mask mandate just two weeks after the original one had been lifted. Just like the ...

Reparations and rationale

Among certain sectors of American intelligentsia there is talk of reparations to the ancestors of slaves who served in the American South prior to the Civil War. Perhaps just as unctuous as slavery was the virtual re-enslavement of the Black population after the disintegration of ...

Taxpayers deserve accountability, transparency

The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) recently owned up to a decades-long error it made and has yet to rectify five years after it was discovered. It might be laughable if it wasn’t so irresponsible and disrespectful to Pennsylvania’s taxpayers and workers. In case you missed it, ...

Bridging the gulf that divides; it’s up to each of us

In the days surrounding Independence Day, there was an Olympic hopeful upset about being blindsided with the National Anthem while on an award pedestal. She hid herself with an “Activist Athlete” shirt while the first- and second-place finishers stood at attention. We were lectured by ...

Living with COVID-19

Growing up, many people look forward to going to college and exploring life to the fullest. For me, I was always eager for those traditional college experiences. Going out to hit the most interesting spots around campus or in the city. Seeing all my pals. Going to sporting events. Partying. ...

Getting to Yes

For the many in our community who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, thank you. For those of you who have not yet decided, I bring these thoughts, praying you will develop the confidence necessary to get the vaccine. For the past 42 years, I have worked as a family doctor in Williamsport. My ...