Today's Opinions

  • Beyond the Law

    Today, we find ourselves in the odd position of criticizing someone, not for breaking the law, but for following it.

  • No squeaky wheels
  • Blame

    When tragedies occur, there is a natural tendency to assign blame. When all-too-frequent tragedies involving mass shootings occur in this country, the fingers point and the blame flies in every direction imaginable.

  • Branham responds to supervisor comments

    To the citizens of Chester County,

    Regardless of the distortions, deceptions and misrepresentations from Chester County Supervisor K. Shane Stuart's article in The News & Reporter on July 24, 2019, I want to ensure the citizens of Chester County your county council is working diligently to examine every aspect of the ongoing issues associated with the supervisor and his questionable judgment over the past several months.

  • Responding to council complaints...by County Supervisor Shane Stuart

    When I was first elected, I knew I'd have to face critics and a little public ridicule. I certainly don't have any issue with fielding questions from the public. I always have and will continue to do so.

    I do have some thoughts and conerns to share about the unprofessional treatment I've experienced within the last two months.

  • Comments on

    “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.”

    That is a portion of the first amendment to the United States Constitution. It is a bedrock principle of any free society and it establishes that government has no authority to police your words and thoughts. It is also one of the most misunderstood rights that all Americans enjoy.

  • Welcome to Chester

    In the past, we’ve used this spot in the newspaper to complain about the lack of candidate attention Chester County has received in recent presidential election cycles. It only seems fair then to thank a candidate for planning a visit here today.

  • "In the public interest"

    What is in “the public interest?” If elected officials are not acting in your best interest or are committing crimes, is that in the public interest? If your tax dollars are being misspent, is that in the public interest? If policies and procedures intended to guide the actions of the elected are not being followed or are being selectively enforced, is that in the public interest?