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The future of mail-in voting continues to be debated in the Pennsylvania Legislature, where some Republicans already are proposing new restrictions or the removal of the option completely. Mea…

The details of what went wrong in Texas last week — most likely the biggest forced blackout in U.S. history — will take time to establish. So will exactly what to do about it.

ALLENTOWN (TNS) — Nursing home residents have suffered terribly during the coronavirus pandemic, isolated from visitors because they are particularly susceptible to getting seriously ill or dying.

When the temperature inside our 100-year-old home dropped to 44 degrees on Feb. 15, we could see our breath. Our 1-year-old was violently shivering while eating his room-temperature yogurt, de…

The federal government mandated that COVID-19 testing be at no direct cost to the patient, removing a potentially significant barrier to stemming the spread of the deadly disease.

Toll roads are not a new concept. There were tolls collected in Babylon. Aristotle spoke of them in the ancient world. During the Middle Ages, they were common tools of both official and crimi…

Rush Limbaugh, who died Wednesday at 70, was, to liberals, leftists and maybe to a good number of people in the political center, an agitator and showman at best, and, at worst, a lout, a loud…

Since President Joe Biden took office, Iran’s regional proxies have been busy. This month alone, Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed credit for a drone attack against Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport; o…

The United States finally seems to be gaining ground on the COVID-19 pandemic, which got a running start because of slow initial response and a long learning curve.

The Pennsylvania State Police is one of the largest police forces in the United States, with more than 4,200 troopers, 1,800 civilian employees and an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion.

ALLENTOWN (TNS) — Longtime Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent was among 120 Republican officials who participated in recent talks about forming a new political party or an independent fact…

State Sen. Gene Yaw of Williamsport is correct. The pandemic-induced economic downturn and resulting $5 billion state budget deficit make it highly unlikely Pennsylvania lawmakers will rally n…

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman fashions himself as a tough guy, a bare-knuckled fighter for the causes he supports, a straight-talker, a contrarian among politicos who prefer measured approaches to c…

The COVID-19 pandemic’s myriad effects on society and the economy have accelerated Pennsylvania’s other tragic public health emergency — deadly opioid addiction.

Perception can be a tricky thing. Motivational speaker Wayne Dyer noted, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Simple, but true.

ALLENTOWN (TNS) — If you’re tired of being told what to do during the pandemic — wear a mask, stand back, stay home — you’re really going to hate what could be coming next.

As the House impeachment managers made their case that former President Donald Trump made blatantly false statements about a stolen election for the purpose of inciting violence, Time magazine…

It always seemed unlikely that Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican leader, would vote to convict the disgraced ex-president who, even from exile in Mar-a-Lago, holds sway o…

Usually, The Bradford Era has an article informing of increasing COVID-19 cases in McKean County. Cases climb, coverage continues — my question is, What’s the plan?

The U.S. needs a national population strategy. Falling immigration is combining with a decline in fertility to put us in danger of joining the club of Europe and East Asia, where people are we…

As the U.S. Senate pressed through its final days of the second impeachment trial of America’s 45th president, Donald Trump, it is important that we recognize one unfortunate distinction that …

It seems like a solution that’s almost too simple: Make more COVID-19 vaccines available by allowing one of the drug manufacturers to increase the amount of vaccine inserted into each vial.

Now living in what seems to be the era of impeachment, my mind drifts back in recent history. If impeachment is a tool to rid the government of those deemed a danger to Democracy, I recall at …

In September, five international labor auditing firms declared they could no longer help companies audit their supply chains in China’s Xinjiang region because the Chinese government’s control…

The COVID-19 vaccines are the pathway to getting Pennsylvania back to what the state was in February 2020.

Before the second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump began Tuesday, it may have been tempting to think of it as a sequel to a show that had been canceled, a sequel no one needed.

On Jan. 21, President Biden’s first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: “When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about …