COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published on June 8, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Last week the politically polarized Lancaster County Commissioners came together and unanimously approved a plan to use some of the funds provided by the CARES Act passed by Congress toContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County”

A Christian-Veteran-Doctor-Father’s Thoughts about the Death of Breonna Taylor

Written by Justin Wilson, MD, Manheim Township. This piece was first posted on Sept. 24, 2020 on Facebook. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I don’t often post much, and I definitely never post anything political or about current events.  But now, I have been moved in such a manner that not posting my thoughtsContinue reading “A Christian-Veteran-Doctor-Father’s Thoughts about the Death of Breonna Taylor”

A Global Perspective on American Greatness

Written by Kathy Becker, East Cocalico Township. An abbreviated version of this article was published on Sept. 26, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. This longer version was first published on Nov. 1, 2020 in the Lancaster SPEAKS Up Blog with permission from the author. I went to bed on the night of Nov. 8, 2016, stillContinue reading “A Global Perspective on American Greatness”

You Forgot the Guys

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on Oct 12, 2020 on Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. If we just got rid of men, we could eliminate abortion. Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. Men are a part of this equation, yet when so many pro-lifeContinue reading “You Forgot the Guys”

It’s All White and All Wrong

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on Oct. 26, 2020 on Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Thoughts Penned After Ahmaud It’s a white people problem. And yet that’s not how most white people talk about it. They speak in lots of “he should haves,” orContinue reading “It’s All White and All Wrong”

About Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City

Twenty-five years ago, my wife and I moved with our two young children to Lancaster County and have come to love this place we now call home. I became politically active during these years. But my first call to social action came from the Catholicism in which I grew up. When I was a teen,Continue reading “About Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City”

Braver Angels – Holding the Divided Country Together

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This LTE was first published on October 18, 2020 in LNP/LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. In her Op-Ed on Sept 27th, Jess King pleaded with Lancastrians to find what we have in common for the good of the community. Currently, we are aContinue reading “Braver Angels – Holding the Divided Country Together”

The Black Box – Nuclear War Danger

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This article was first published on November 1, 2020 on the Lancaster SPEAKS Up Blog. Have we forgotten about the black box that is carried by a special envoy accompanying President Trump wherever he goes so he can push a button to trigger the launch ofContinue reading “The Black Box – Nuclear War Danger”

What The Bible Says About Abortion

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This article was first published on November 1, 2020 on the Lancaster SPEAKS Up Blog. Many voters have a single mindset when it comes to the issue of abortion.  As a Christian, I oppose abortion. During my first pregnancy, I contracted measles from 4th grade studentsContinue reading “What The Bible Says About Abortion”