Bethlehem Press

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Asking church, BES: Be good neighbors

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the editor,

I am writing in response to Gary Marsh’s letter to the Press this week regarding the homeless shelter run last winter by Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering at Christ UCC on Market Street. I am one of a group of neighbors who recently delivered a letter to Bethlehem City Council which described many troubling incidents that occurred last winter, and which Mr. Marsh denies actually happened.

Requiring drug advertisements to mention prices would confuse consumers

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The Trump administration recently unveiled a proposal that would force drug manufacturers to disclose a medicine’s sticker, or “list,” price in television advertisements.

The change is helpful in theory. After all, consumers should have all relevant product information before making a purchase.

Constitutional end run?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by CITIZENSHIP BIRTH CLIFFORD A. RIEDERS in Opinion

United States vs. Wong Kim Ark, decided in 1898, Mr. Justice Gray delivering the opinion of the Court, made abundantly clear that citizenship by birth is the norm. Wong Kim Ark alleged that he was a citizen of the United States born in San Francisco in 1873. His parents were of Chinese descent and subjects of the Emperor of China, but domiciled residence was in San Francisco. The Court granted the Writ of Habeas Corpus, releasing Wong Kim Ark from custody as an alien and in essence declaring him to be a citizen of the United States since he was born in our great land.

Another View

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Remembering why we celebrate

Veterans Day celebrates all who served our country honorably in both war and peace.

According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and observed the anniversary of the end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1919. This day has continued as a celebration of those who served our country. It was declared a national holiday in 1938, and the name change became official in 1954.

Armistice Day was made a national holiday “to be dedicated to the cause of world peace,” according to the USDVA.