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People read the Herald for stories they can’t get anywhere else, not for news they can get virtually everywhere else. That’s why you won’t find coverage of the assassination attempt on our news pages this week.

The Republican platform has been approved and paints a picture of what the next four years look like if Donald Trump wins.

Beauty as only skin deep? The ugliness comes out in “White,” which is being produced by the Langhorne Players in Northampton Township. Opening night is Friday, and this comedy of colors, with playwright James Ijames’ juicy jabs at hypocrisy and histrionics, runs to Aug. 4.

A guest opinion writer lost me when he claimed, in last week’s Herald, that inflation was 9% when President Biden was inaugurated (“Biden controls neither inflation nor oil prices” July 4).

In the pursuit of truth, words are important. Good law is practical and objective. Bad law pits good people against one another. When the great American melting pot is stirred, consensus is formed.

I realize you try to present a balanced view, but how about adopting this idea? Given that, as we all know, the country is presently divided roughly 50/50 in terms of political views and support, why don’t you adopt a policy of publishing one letter representing each side whenever one or the other comes in?

Vote Democrat. This is bigger than Biden

Frankly, when judging someone who is essentially applying for the job of President of the United States, is a debate an accurate measure?

In November we will go to the polls to vote — not just for President, but also for U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Here in Bucks County, voters will also be choosing 10 representatives to the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Senator Bob Casey knows President Joe Biden needs all the support he can get as he deals with the political storm that has followed his June 27 debate with former President Donald Trump.

On the Record: How Legislators Voted

A report on votes by local legislators in Washington and Harrisburg. “On the Record” is supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Melissa Eiseman.

The presidential debate on Thursday night frightens me. I will vote for the Democratic nominee.

Donald Trump, leader of the MAGA Party (the Republican Party was hijacked long ago), was given another pass at the debate.

You may recall President Biden saying on television, soon after what he called the “outrageous” Dobbs decision, which held there is no right to an abortion contained in the U.S. Constitution, that we as a nation need to “codify Roe v. Wade as soon as possible.”

The average American has a distorted view when it comes to the economy. Despite noticeable improvements and numerous accomplishments by the president and his administration, polls continue to show that the majority of Americans disapprove of how President Biden is handling the economy.

On the Record

A report on votes by local legislators in Washington and Harrisburg. “On the Record” is supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Melissa Eiseman.

Some Democratic Senators want women to be eligible for the military draft. This isn’t a new policy position for the Democrats in the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.

As the mother of two daughters in high school/college sports and competitive Irish Dance, I can attest to the value youth sports and fair competition have on young women.

On the Record: How Legislators Voted

A report on votes by local legislators in Washington and Harrisburg. “On the Record” is supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Melissa Eiseman.

Concerning Donald Trump being allowed to run for president (“Felons typically can’t vote. Can they run for president?” June 13), while the U.S. military has rigorous moral character standards, having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify you from enlisting in the military.

As we near Independence Day, I started thinking about our country’s complicated history and the true meaning of patriotism. It is not a simple, one-size-fits-all concept.

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