A Moral Failure

Written by Eric Kearsely, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 11, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  NOTE: Update from the author added on February 16, 2021. Vaccines are being distributed throughout the countyContinue reading “A Moral Failure”

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”

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”

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”

Friends, That’s Not Jesus You’re Worshipping. That’s Donald Trump.

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on Sept. 30, 2020 on Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I’m tired. But I want to be kind and I want to leave the door open, with a welcome mat, and I want to remind you that you canContinue reading “Friends, That’s Not Jesus You’re Worshipping. That’s Donald Trump.”