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I admit it. I’m guilty of using plastic bags, even though I know they are harmful to the environment and especially to the oceans. I use reusable cloth bags at the grocery store and I recycle plastic bags at home, but I could do more; we could all do more.

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Democrats. On Tuesday, May 21 you have the opportunity to select 3 experienced lifelong Democrats to run for 3 vacant judicial positions in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. Are you sick of Mitch McConnell and Trump appointing conservative judges? Well here is your chance to elect judg…

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I am 19-years-old and I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. Yardley is the only place I’ve known for the past 19 years. I drive along River Road admiring the vibrant greens of the tree canopy above. I walk my dog, Rudy, on the canal towpat…

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When I sent my column over to the editor, the statue of the Flyers' good luck charm had only been covered in a black tarp-like fabric. It was still there, and there was a scintilla of hope that it might remain where it belonged, greeting new generations of Flyers fans as they came to enjoy a…

I love Bucks County. I moved here in 1985, raised my family here, and will most likely stay here the rest of my life. I love the Delaware River and am always awed by the fact that since some famous general named George crossed that river long ago on his way to Trenton to fight our enemy, we …

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The PA Department of State has mandated that all counties in PA replace older voting machines by 2020 with new machines with auditable paper records. The Danaher voting machines which Bucks County has used for the last 13 years are past due for replacement. But more importantly, they do not …

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In the cover story in the March 2019 issue of The Atlantic, Benjamin Lowy presents an in depth analysis of the case for impeachment of Donald Trump. This possible action by the US House of Representatives has been characterized by many in the media and in the Democratic party, as well as by …

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Finally, the 35 day national nightmare caused by the incompetent selfish man whom the Republican Party and Vladimir Putin helped elect to the Office of the Presidency is over. The initial estimate is that the economic cost was 6 billion dollars. And what did the Trump shutdown accomplish? Ab…

I never really knew Sam, but I met him briefly several times. Even in those brief times, he left me with the impression of a quiet, gentle man. I knew that he was much respected in the Bucks County area, but it wasn’t until I read his obituary and other articles that I realized what a truly …

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Sponsorship memos have been circulated to Pennsylvania State Representatives and Senators that claim to “improve” local government by abolishing the elected office of Tax Collector by a simple resolution by another governmental entity. Everyone wants to improve local government but you can’t…

As I write this letter, a group of concerned citizens who care deeply about the direction our country is headed have protested 85 consecutive Fridays outside of Congressman Fitzpatrick’s office. But not once in 85 weeks did Brian bother to visit us to hear our concerns. I guess if we wrote l…

Congressman Fitzpatrick: Your Republican Party is moving in the wrong direction on a myriad of environmental issues. As a leader, you have a responsibility to your constituents, to your country, to future generations, and to this fragile planet to speak loudly against the environmental catas…

There are many reasons why I’m unhappy with Brian Fitzpatrick, Congressman of the 8th Congressional District and candidate for the newly created 1st Congressional District in PA. But first, a brief history lesson:

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Today’s headlines are a catalog of atrocities. Seven-year-old Kayden Mancuso is killed by her father in a murder-suicide. The Catholic Church in Pennsylvania used a “playbook” to keep child sexual abuse by priests secret.

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On a recent warm summer evening I traveled to New York City by way of the Staten Island Ferry. I parked my car, walked to the vestibule and was surprised to see hundreds of people waiting for the ferry. Soon the John F. Kennedy arrived and we all efficiently walked onboard. There was no time…

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A few nights ago, my wife and I watched the 1961 Stanley Kramer film, “Judgment at Nuremberg.” The movie is a fictionalized account of the trial of the German judges held in the late 1940s in Nuremberg Germany.

A few days ago I was asked by a fellow Democrat, “Who was I supporting for the Democratic nomination to represent the new PA1 congressional district?” I answered Rachel Reddick, but was disappointed that there was no follow up question as to why I was supporting her. The goal of all Democrat…

While quietly reading my political book in a doctor’s office a few days ago during my elderly friend’s appointment, an older man came up to me and commented on the button reading “Tweet People With Respect” which I had pinned to my jacket.

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I’ve been a lifelong Democrat. As with any large organization over a long period of time, there have been ups and downs in my attitude towards my party. But after hearing the three Democratic Congressional Candidates speak in open free public forums across our newly-minted non-gerrymandered …