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Jim Scofield | United States still lacks exit plan
Can we ever exit these countries we have made war in? We’re still not out of Iraq and Afghanistan, after 11 and 13 years respectively, and both countries are in worse shape than before our invasions.
Jim Scofield | Mass incarcerations and racial profiling
The United States has the highest imprisonment rate in the world, surpassing that of repressive countries like Russia and China.
Jim Scofield | Fight over Affordable Care Act, and a hospital
The Republicans are doing all they can to prevent millions of Americans from getting health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They won’t admit it directly, but they just don’t believe all Americans deserve health care. They want us to remain the only advanced country without universal coverage.
Jim Scofield | Our emphasis on solving crises militarily is warped
Both of our major political parties can’t resist the lure of tough-guy, militaristic stances.
Jim Scofield | On religion, Founders deferred to citizenry
America was not established as a Christian nation, and it would be dangerous if it were.
Critz hoping for lt. gov. endorsement
Mark Critz does not think the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee will actually make an endorsement in this year’s lieutenant governor race during its meeting on Saturday in Hershey.
But, if one is given, the Johnstown resident definitely hopes he gets the nod.
Jim Scofield | Decriminalize drugs, just as we did with tobacco and alcohol
Every day, the newspaper lists more drug arrests and convictions. Yes, we all know addicts whose lives have been harmed by drugs. And we probably have many friends whose lives have been seriously damaged by alcoholism. Tobacco is even more dangerous, killing about 400,000 Americans per year.
Jim Scofield | Do we really need more 'war fighters'?
It’s hard to sympathize with local contractors’ beliefs that they aren’t receiving enough new military contracts, despite the announcement of several new government procurements for weapon systems (“Local firms land defense deals,” The Tribune-Democrat, Nov. 21).
Jim Scofield | Criticisms of new Affordable Care Act
It’s difficult to reconcile all the loose, thoughtless talk going against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It ignores the obvious advances of the act.
Transfer date ‘water under the bridge’ for PSU
The NCAA rule connected to Penn State’s sanctions that had the earliest impact on the football program is set to expire.
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