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Getting Congress Back on Track ... The other day, someone I've known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. "It's easy for people like you to make long lists of things Congress should do to improve," he said. "But you know good and well most of them won't happen. So if you're really serious, what's the one most important thing it could do?" (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family ... "What’s wrong?” I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened,” she replied. (See Page 5, July 11, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Our Immigrant Prisons Are An Atrocity ... Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. (See Page 5, July 11, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Congress Loves Socialized Healthcare - For Itself ... For $3.5 trillion a year, shouldn’t we Americans have a worldclass health care system? Yet while we spend the most of any advanced nation in the world to get care — more than $10,000 a year per person — we get the worst results. (See Page 5, July 11, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Freedom Takes Teamwork: "History Lessons” for Communities ... I spend my days traveling from one American community to another. Some of them are bustling larger cities. Others are quiet small towns. What they all have in common is the burning desire to revitalize themselves: to become more vibrant, prosperous, livable, and loveable than they are right now. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fund Head Start, Not Internment Camps ... I came to this country from Mexico as a small child because my mother was escaping poverty and wanted to give my sisters and me a better life. She worked hard to make sure we had food on our table and a roof over our heads. (See Page 5, July 5, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! ... Headliner in the ‘everyone knows’ department: the president of the United States is a pathological liar. We hear and read that constantly. Trump can’t help himself. He will say anything that comes to mind, for whatever self-serving reasons and with zero regard for its truth. (See Page 5, July 5, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Celebrate Your Community on Independence Day! ... As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as important today. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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New ‘Generic’ Insulin is No Cure for what Ails the Drug Market ... Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is about to face some fierce competition -- from itself. The company announced plans to offer a generic version of its own insulin drug, Humalog, at half price. (See Page 5, June 27, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Support the Women’s World Cup Team ... The Women’s World Cup is now underway. Taking place in France, the tournament features 24 of the best women’s national teams throughout the world. (See Page 5, June 27, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Postscript Pinecones ... I saw him just a moment too late, coming down the path. I wasn’t expecting anyone to come down this section of the trail. No one ever did. (See Page 5, June 27, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Life, Choice and Roe v. Wade ... In 1973, the battle over abortion in this country was supposedly settled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. But it’s not settled. The debate has been perking all along. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Can Society Survive Without Empathy? ... As anyone who keeps a household budget can attest, the unexpected happens all the time. A refrigerator evaporator fan motor fails. Some part on your car you never realized existed breaks down. (See Page 5, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Point | Counterpoint ... Each week, a team of commentators from the two major sides of the political spectrum are given a topic to write about. In 300 words or less, they are to explain their position on the topic, using evidence that has been vetted by our staff as verifiable, to support their answers. The opinions of the authors do not reflect those of the newspaper nor ownership, but provide a reflection of some of those within our community. If you would like to be a Point|Counterpoint Contributor, please send an email to the Editor-in-Chief at Nancy@YorktownCrier.com. This Week’s Topic: Define the Legal Standing of Separation of Church and State. We present two articles: The Right’s Boogeyman at the Pulpit by Gordon Richardson and Separation of Church and State by Sue Long. (See Page 5, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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