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We can’t let our leaders ignore climate change

By Jack Rodgers Guest Columnist |


  • Opinion

    Voters call for clarity: IRS should listen

    Nonprofit political activity is at a crossroads. Nonprofits have come under criticism from some on the left for spending too much dark money to influence politics, while some on the right critique the IRS for subjecting certain groups applying for nonprofit status to increased scrutiny based on their names.

    By Bill Schambra and Lisa Gilbert Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Celebrating Christmas Traditions

    “Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought the first one was.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    The Black Friday Blues — tax inversion and holiday shopping

    Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken — not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.

    By Frank Clemente Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Nibbled to Death by Ducks

    Did you know that ducks do not have teeth? They do, however, have small grooves inside their bills to help them chew their food.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Letters

    Vote to dissolve Rec Board silences community voices

    This past October, Phoenixville Borough Council voted 7-1 to repeal a borough ordinance that established the formation of the Recreation Board; none of the members voting in favor of the motion had ever attended a Recreation Board meeting or knew what the board does. This vote begins the process of dissolution of the Recreation Board.


  • Opinion

    Revictimization Relief Act a way for victims to have their day in court

    As with so much else surrounding Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Revictimization Relief Act has been distorted to suit the needs of an egocentric killer and his deluded followers.

    By Jennifer Storm Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Geeks and Geezers in Action

    “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A smarter system for funding students

    Imagine writing a large check for a new car and finding out a year later that it fails safety tests, won’t pass inspection and needs thousands in repairs. You’d probably be demanding answers from the dealership. If the only solution they offered was the exact same car but for more money — would you take it?

    By James Paul Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Chester County benefits from China partnership

    Chester County citizens and businesses will greatly benefit from the establishment of a partnership between the county and China. We have just returned from a nine-day Sino-American Regional Business Development & Cultural Exchange Summit that centered in the Yongchuan District (Chongqing Province), the county’s sister community in China.

    By Terence Farrell and Michael Grigalonis Guest Columnists |

  • Opinion

    Phoenixville Police Department needs to grow to meet new demands

    There has been much debate over whether or not the Phoenixville Police Department needs to grow in order to meet the demands of our ever changing and expanding borough.

    By Michael J. Speck Mayor, Borough of Phoenixville |

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