When I see Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf trying to close Pennsylvania’s charter schools, I cannot help but think of what that would have done to my family if we didn’t have school choice in Oklahoma.

The local Fort Augusta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Sunbury, is making an effort to bring awareness of the U.S. Constitution during the week of Sept. 17-23.

I’ve been called many things in my life, some with a germ of truth and some with a full-blown head cold. But my favorite occurred in 2003, when the late New York Post editor and MSNBC editor-in-chief, Jerry Nachman, welcomed me on his show as “the so-called father of reality TV.”

The issue of vaping has reached a crisis stage across the United States, and leaders in our nation’s schools must take immediate steps to stop the use of these electronic cigarette products by our nation’s youth — particularly the more than 12 million participants in high school athletics an…

Imagine if, back in 2011, President Barack Obama had not only withdrawn all U.S. forces from Iraq, facilitating the rise of the Islamic State, but also invited Islamic State leaders to Camp David to sign an agreement cementing his withdrawal plan. Obama’s decision to pull out American troops…

The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement” and “a last-straw movement.” It has an intensity and dynamic that bewild…

We know there isn’t a city, town or borough in the commonwealth, or in the nation, left untouched by the opioid epidemic. We know that this epidemic is an equal opportunity disease — there is no gender, race, ethnicity, income bracket or education level left untouched by this disease. In the…

The verdict of history is that the trade war that’s now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good — with consequences that could go well beyond trade and threaten the world’s geopolitical and economic stability.

As first-generation dairy farmers in Juniata County, my wife, Marie and I believe you have to control the good things in your environment. It’s about being good stewards of the land, within the economics of that stewardship. 

On Sept. 20, young people all over the world will be marching to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Many adults are skeptical of their motives, asking whether this is just a social media trend, or an excuse to skip school. Unfortunately, not.

Having attended the “Think About Energy Briefing” I was expecting an informative presentation on natural gas-related “economic and environmental opportunities” as the agenda described.

Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, laying waste to much of the islands of Grand Bahama and Abacos. “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Monday. The death toll there is 20 but is expected to rise, as reports from rescue teams and surviv…

I enjoyed reading Dr. Matthew Rousu’s article in the Aug. 25 Daily Item on fInancial books for school-age children to read. Coincidentally (or not) the same page also had a column about the number of 401(k)s and IRAs that have balances over $1 million. Both these articles seem to imply that …

In 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., accused President Trump of showing “a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesn’t always bend to his wishes” after Trump criticized a federal judge who ruled against his administration. Senate Democrats, by contrast, have launche…

Monroe Township told PennDOT in April that it doesn’t want the proposed new traffic light south of Sheetz Market on the Golden Strip because it didn’t want to pay for the annual maintenance by itself. That’s a $2 million intersection proposed to take traffic exiting the north end of the Cent…

On this Labor Day, the American economy — the source of jobs for almost all of us — is full of promise and peril. It is hard not to be impressed with its job-creation capacity. Since the low point of the 2007-09 Great Recession, payroll employment has increased by 21.7 million jobs, with str…

As you shop for back-to-school supplies for your kids or food for the Labor Day cookout, consider this: the clerks, shelf stockers, truck drivers, and factory workers who make that possible can all be legally forced to pay money to a union or else be fired.

The Trump administration’s inability to defend the defensible is simply mind-numbing. Even when the president is doing the right thing, he and his team can’t seem to get out of their own way.

I have been practicing medicine as a nephrologist for 25 years. I’ve spent most of that time living in and working in Central Pennsylvania. I love it here — the people, the landscapes, the towns. Retirement is on my 10-year horizon, and I’m looking squarely ahead at that point now.

How many people do you know who were excited to finally have access to affordable health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), then watched their premiums keep rising over the past few years? How many of them have pre-existing conditions and simply cannot afford to go without coverage?

In a trade war, as in a real one, people are wounded by friendly fire from their side. Consider some casualties in Donald Trump’s “easy to win” — his promise — trade war. Begin with the company whose green machines bear the name of the blacksmith who, in the 1830s in Grand Detour, Illinois, …

I recently attended a two-day training provided by the Camp Hill Police Department and the Pennsylvania National Guard Northeast Counterdrug Training Center entitled “High in Plain Sight — You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know.” The class was facilitated by Officer Jermaine Galloway, “The Tall …

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, the Real ID law will be enforced across the country. This means that in order to board a domestic commercial airline flight, all citizens will need Real ID-compliant licenses, identification cards or other forms of federally-acceptable identification.

For years, traditional public school districts have come to Harrisburg concerned about the costs of charter and cyber charter education. Local property taxes continued to increase, but districts had little to show for it as they were sending that money directly to the charter schools. Harris…

I’m thinking Alexander Riley didn’t get invited to parties as a teenager and is still ticked about it.

I had high hopes for Wikipedia. Having grown up with the Encyclopedia Britannica, I knew that its articles combined a fulsome array of factoids — at least, those accepted in the historical moment in which its entries were written — with a literary flair that gave the reader a three-dimension…

A few weeks ago, I sat in on a very cordial meeting with a group of religious leaders to discuss how to get more good news into the newspaper. They wanted to know how best to reach out to us with events they were hosting in hopes we could cover them if warranted.

President Trump has warned China that it must respond “humanely” to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It’s about time. China is …

Paradigms, sometimes called “world- views,” are the ways we experience, think about and often measure particular ideas, subjects and institutions. 

Union County Republican Committee Chair, Carolyn Conner, has spread misinformation regarding the process of selecting candidates for the Aug. 20 special election for state representative to fill Fred Keller’s seat. In her Aug. 14 My Turn, Ms. Conner stated that Jennifer Rager-Kay, the Democr…

Although it is the middle of the summer, the wacky election season is upon us with the Aug. 20 special election approaching.

As a former chairperson of the Union County Republican Committee I do not usually get involved with local politics. I am still very active in State and National campaigns and lobby very hard for issues that affect our country and of course our county.

When I first read the above headline to Mr. Ken Young’s My Turn (July 30). I first thought it was going to be about lies told by Donald Trump. Instead, Mr. Young was objecting to lies told about Mr. Trump. 

It’s been a week since two mass shootings claimed the lives of at least 31 people. In a country that, thus far in 2019, averages more than one mass shooting per day, these latest incidents have raised, yet again, the question of how, or if, we will stem the tide of violence and bloodshed in …

Most Americans agree that we need better control over access to dangerous weapons, yet, those fighting for solutions consider the words “gun control” somehow anti-Second Amendment. I disagree. We can support the constitutional right to bear arms while simultaneously demanding that not every …

The only issue on the table is private citizens owning multiple repeat high-velocity weapons. They are for military use only and law enforcement necessities. The constitutional right to bear arms is not the central issue.

In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

When it comes to gun control, conservatives have been fortunate in their enemies. Every time there is a mass shooting, the left renews its calls for gun control, but it spends a great deal of energy on futile and ahistorical arguments about the wording of the Second Amendment, or making hack…

It is 1,218 miles from the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida., to the Walmart at 7101 Gateway Blvd. in El Paso. It was in that park that Donald Trump, on May 8, was amused by the answer someone in his audience shouted in response to his shouted question about woul…

The League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area would like to address possible misconceptions about our citizen education event, Candidates Night, for the Aug. 20 Special Election for the 85th District Representative in the General Assembly.