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On 9/11 we felt horror; on 9/12 we felt unity; have we forgotten?

We all remember the emotions of Sept. 11, 2001 – fear, horror, sadness. But do we remember the defining collective emotion of our country on Sept. 12, 2001? It was unity. We were united by the sense that our great nation had been violated, and that we would only get past the horror to a ...

18 months and one day

Exactly 18 months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. But exactly 18 months and a day ago, life was normal. We were enjoying sporting events and concerts, and the anticipation of the prom buzzed through our local high schools. What began as a two-week ...

Real solutions come from the people

In addition to pushing back against a Washington-centric tax-and-spend plan that would add trillions more onto our national debt, I spent the month of August connecting with the people who live and work in communities across Pennsylvania’s 12th District so that our team can best represent ...

Here’s what ‘everyday low prices’ can teach us about health care

“Everyday low prices” are coming to health care. Walmart recently launched its own analog insulin, a synthetic form of the hormone that’s genetically modified to be released rapidly or slowly, depending on a person’s needs. It will be manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk ...

It takes a village to end human trafficking

Human trafficking is the act of compelling someone into work or commercial sex through force, fraud, or coercion. It is illegal everywhere but happens every day in big cities and small towns across the United States. Human trafficking takes many forms: A foster care youth forced into ...

Keeping our community open and safe

None of us wanted to be here again. Like many others, when the vaccines came into play a year ago, I thought that we would be able to lick the virus and that precautions such as masking and social distancing would be a thing of legend. What we failed to take into account was that not everyone ...