Opinion Editorials

Oct 12, 2017 Opinion Editorial

Back in 1986, Ronald President Reagan reignited the American dream. 

Through simplification and reduction, the tax code's suffocation on income and business was lifted, reversing over a decade of stagnation in America. 

Nearly 31 years after Reagan's landmark reform, President Donald Trump is leading the fight again. 

May 7, 2017 Opinion Editorial

By Rep. Lou Barletta

Over the past four months, I have been working with President Donald J. Trump to deliver on his pledge to help the American worker.  His “Buy American, Hire American” executive order is a prime example of how he is keeping his promises to put America first.

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Jul 7, 2016 Opinion Editorial

By Rep. Lou Barletta

Op-ed in the Washington Times

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May 9, 2016 Opinion Editorial

This coming September, Brayden Cummings would be celebrating his second birthday in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.  Sadly, he didn’t live long enough to see that young age, because he died of asphyxiation when he was only six weeks old.  Police say his mother, who was addicted to heroin and high on other drugs at the time, fell asleep on top of the boy and smothered him to death.  If there had been b

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May 9, 2016 Opinion Editorial

By Rep. Lou Barletta and PA state Sen. John Yudichak

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Jan 26, 2016 Opinion Editorial

Imagine, if you will, a Pennsylvania family farm like many others, with pleasant fields growing crops meant for market – to support the farmer’s family and feed American citizens. Picture also a dry depression in one of those fields, which only gathers standing water during periods of heavy rain.

Aug 5, 2015 Opinion Editorial

Having lived through much of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, I can remember being taught to “duck and cover” under my desk in elementary school to practice for the feared nuclear attack.

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Jul 13, 2015 Opinion Editorial

When the news first broke about the heartbreaking murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco earlier this month, the first person I thought of was Derek Kichline, formerly of Hazleton.

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