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It snowed the day before Halloween and it’s snowing now. Not a lot, of course, but the light dusting serves as a reminder of things to come: snow, ice and bitter cold await. How much of each … more
And just like that, summer draws to a close. Oh, sure, officially it ain’t over until September 22, but we in the Upper Delaware River region know it’s all downhill from here. And by … more
Well, you can physically go there, but when I looked up the meaning of that expression on the internet, my search revealed this observation: “You can’t truly go back to a place you once … more
Last week, we asked our Facebook followers what they thought about mail-in voting. The answer was: a lot. Mirroring a conversation happening on a national scale, many responded that mail-in voting is … more
This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote, we dedicate this week's editorial content to women opinion writers. With all the talk about the election and … more
Our country is torn apart by ideology, and this question lies at the heart of the division. We ask you to consider this question through the lens of a people living through a pandemic, looking for … more
Being an American means having the right to speak freely, especially when there is injustice. more
For me, right now, being an American means being nervous. Americans have plenty of things to be nervous about and these issues span all ideological divides. I am nervous about the pandemic, which … more
To be an American, you need to believe in change. To be a successful American, you must believe that you can be part of that change. America is about debate and differences. It’s new ideas and … more
The unending transformation of what “Americans” will become is a subtle dynamic. The heritage of an amalgam of our country as a historical underdog, and for the last 80 years, as a modern … more
In my lifetime, being an African American male, now in my sixth decade of life, has given me the opportunity to experience the world from many different perspectives: gender, ethnicity, religious … more
The collective American spirit is manifestly destined to escape its Manifest Destiny, which has wildly overgrown our sea-washed, sunset gates and now consigned itself to the material homestead. It … more
Let’s face it: I’m just a dog. Well, maybe not JUST a dog (HE says I’m “special”), but a dog nonetheless. I mean, sure, I went to school when I was a puppy and learned … more
LIBERTY, NY — It’s not often that River Reporter columnist Jonathan Charles Fox is left speechless, but learning that he had been named a Paul Harris Fellow did the job. Liberty Rotary … more
That’s right, it’s a week later and I’m still searching for the “silver lining” alluded to in my last column. To that end, I’ve been hitting the road, taking long, … more
If this is the “new normal,” I am not a big fan. It’s impossible to avoid the P-word since the world has “gone to hell in a hand-basket,” as dear old mom would say. Not … more
As we now know, in the wake of COVID-19, both New York and Pennsylvania are on track to reopen for business, with each state following a multi-phased plan. In New York, the first phase went into … more
With the onset of winter, unpredictable weather invariably ensues. As a result, my work-related plans often peter out (1). Such was the case last weekend, as somewhat dire forecasts began to surface. … more
If those words sound familiar, it’s possible that you are aware of the song of the same name from the popular musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show recounts the life of Tevye the … more
While the above title is the catchphrase for the CBS summer reality show “Big Brother,” and I’ve yet to miss (don’t judge!) any of the show’s 21 seasons, have no … more
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