Opinion

Editorials

State really needs a few rainy days

York County and 16 others recently entered the Stage 1 – or incipient – drought status after weeks of meager rain or no rain at all. That’s the lowest of three levels of drought, and the situation could reverse with a few days of steady rains, but the dry weather is something we can’t ignore.

Opinion

Brazil pulled off the Olympics

Pushing a Sisyphean rock up a hill was not one of the events at the Olympics, but Brazil had to achieve a comparable feat in bringing off the long, complicated event with nearly everyone happy.

Opinion

Uber’s driverless cars

The ride-hailing company will use autonomous Volvo SUVs and Ford Focuses. People in Pittsburgh soon will be able to call one using an Uber app on a smartphone.

Opinion

Most professors are Democrats. Here’s why.

Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.

Opinion

Birth control? There’s an app for that

A handful of companies and nonprofits have developed websites and phone apps allowing women in most states to obtain a prescription for oral contraception from a physician without visiting a doctor’s office, either by answering a series of online questions or talking to a clinician via video or online call.

Opinion

Trump never really had an immigration policy

If this were anything like a normal campaign, with a candidate, message and strategy coordinated and directed toward the goal of winning more votes than Trump’s opponent, you might call this a “pivot” or a “retreat” or whatever language suits you. But this is not that kind of campaign.

Opinion

EPA focuses on big rigs

Urgent action is needed to try to stanch the damage from the burning of fossil fuels, and the difficulty of doing so does not make the task any less urgent.

Editorials

Deputies to return to Chester County schools

We are confident these issues can be resolved and that deputies once more will be serving as school resource officers. We hope this also represents the end of a nasty political spat between former Superintendent Agnes Slayman and the sheriff’s office.

Opinion

I am tired of Donald Trump

Here’s kind of how it is with me and Donald Trump right now, a cycle of repulsion and attraction. He’s the bad buffet you can’t resist. He’s the cheating girlfriend you keep taking back.

Videos

Jaydon Collins and Jaylen McFadden are Week Zero Hawgs of the Week

South Pointe's Jaydon Collins and Lewisville's Jaylen McFadden are the first Hawgs of the Week for the 2016 high school football season.
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Jaydon Collins and Jaylen McFadden are Week Zero Hawgs of the Week

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Toucan Nation trailer

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Lewisville football coach Will Mitchell previews upcoming Blacksburg game

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Bond denied for Chester mother charged in newborn's death