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Think About It: On taking a detour

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours we didn’t mean to take.” — Angela N. Blount ...

Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |


  • Opinion

    Wolf’s homecare order a money grab, puts personal care choice at risk

    For the past 25 years, Don Lambrecht and David Smith have teamed up to allow Dave, a homebound quadriplegic, to lead a productive and fulfilling life — and they’ve formed a close friendship in the process. But earlier this year, a little-known

    Courtesy of the Fairness Center |

  • Opinion

    Equal work deserves equal pay

    When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That’s how equal partnerships work.

    By Linda D. Hallman and Sonia Syngal Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Just Did It

    Robert H. Schuller was a force. When he died recently at 88 years of age, I felt as though I had lost a friend. Although I never shook his hand, his influence in my life was profound.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Guest Column: Say thanks to your township supervisors

    You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.

    By David M. Sanko Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors |

  • Opinion

    Wal-Mart’s small wage increase not enough for employees, taxpayers

    You don’t need a Wal-Mart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough. Not enough to pull its lowest-paid workers out of poverty, and therefore not enough to get American taxpayers off the hook for subsidizing the giant retailer’s low-wage payroll.

    By Frank Clemente Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Charter school bill rejects $136M in savings, could raise property taxes

    Students and taxpayers have much at stake as charter school reform is debated in Harrisburg. Unfortunately, a bill House Republicans passed recently (H.B. 530) would not deliver for our kids or taxpayers. That’s why it passed on party lines, without enough votes to survive a potential veto from new Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

    By State Rep. James Roebuck Guest Columnist |

  • Letters

    Construction entrance to ELC site should be moved

    After considerable research and “digging” yesterday, I discovered some troubling information that was not shared with the surrounding residents relating to the first construction step of the Early Learning Center project. Unfortunately, lack of transparency continues.


  • Columns

    Think About It: Our Love of Animals

    When you grow up on a farm, you have an inborn love for animals. Whether it was the cows and chickens, hogs and geese, horse and pony, sheep, cat or dog, from the start of the day to the end of the day we were around those animals. To this day I still love the smell of the barn.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Wolf negotiates billions with unions who gave him millions

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive branch employees in order to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business...

    By Matthew J. Brouillette Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Wolf’s budget could save Pennsylvania

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal presents a clear vision for the future of our state and dares us to be great in the spirit of President John Kennedy who said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    By Rick Bloomingdale Guest Columnist |

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