What Will We Choose?

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on June 28, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. There’s a child tonight being tucked into bed. She is falling asleep surrounded by her books andContinue reading “What Will We Choose?”

The American Rescue Plan is as Good as it Gets

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published on March 28, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am grateful to Senator Bob Casey for his leadership in the passing of the American Rescue Plan.  We’ve had enough bailouts for banks, automakers, and the airlines—finally, a bailout forContinue reading “The American Rescue Plan is as Good as it Gets”

More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, theLancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on March 10, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as an Opinion Editorial.  Salina Zito, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, wrote a recent article in LNP featuring the story of twoContinue reading “More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance”

Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 25, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  In 1932, Americans were desperate. Hoover’s stubborn refusal to stimulate the economy trapped people in poverty.  WorkingContinue reading “Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work”

Time to Cash Out

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on January 11, 2021 Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Money makes the world go round. And it makes small people sell their souls, and their country, for more. More money, more power, more money, more power – the cycleContinue reading “Time to Cash Out”

LNP Best Workplaces

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on December 16, 2020 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. The LNP should be lauded for sponsoring the idea of a “Best Workplaces” insert.  No doubt itContinue reading “LNP Best Workplaces”

Honoring the Gig Worker

Written by Dennis Deslippe, Lancaster Township. This piece has been submitted for publication. Reprinted here with permission from the author. We’ve become accustomed in recent years to other Americans doing the things that we used to do for ourselves.  Once the purview of the elite it has become an expectation for a large swath ofContinue reading “Honoring the Gig Worker”

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”