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Most in Delaware Valley Give Mask Mandates a Thumbs Down

Plane loads of people rejoiced when they learned a Trump-appointed federal judge struck down the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses Monday. But the Biden administration’s Department of Justice plans to appeal that ruling. “Once again, the Biden Administration defaults to government overreach and fighting for forced mandates, rather than trusting Americans to make…

Delaware County Leadership Profile: David Galluch, Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District

David Galluch, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, spoke with DELCO Today about losing his father before he was born; growing up in suburban Buffalo, and playing multiple sports in high school and the impact his football coach had on him. Galluch also discussed his family’s military…

Philadelphia’s shipyards once boomed. Why do they struggle for funding now? | Opinion

I’ve always loved the movie Field of Dreams. In one scene, Kevin Costner’s character, after taking significant risks and doing everything he was asked to do, poses a question: “What’s in it for me?” Given the situation, that’s not a selfish question. That’s a legitimate attempt to obtain clarity. Today, the people in the Philadelphia…

Lesson From Afghanistan: ‘America Can’t Lose Hope,’ Says Navy Veteran

The heart-wrenching scenes that emerged from the Kabul Airport have been a tough pill to swallow for Americans as the hallmark of a war that spans 20 years. The blood and treasure spent to win the first campaign in the War on Terror have left Americans divided, frustrated and confused over why exactly we stayed in…

Galluch On Board For Delco Congressional Race

While serving in the Navy, David Galluch jumped out of airplanes more than 100 times. Now he’s parachuting into the 2022 congressional race, challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon. Although he’s never run for elected office before, Galluch, 31, a Newtown Square resident, says he believes he’s the right person for the job. Galluch,…

GALLUCH: Leadership Void Leads to Economic Time Bomb

When I told my mom in my senior year at the US Naval Academy that I’d be defusing bombs for a living, she wasn’t pleased.  In the following seven years I spent as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) commander, I learned a lot.  Perhaps the most useful was that in the face of crises, the…

DelVal Pundits, Politicians React to Tuesday’s Election

Republicans are smiling and Democrats are scratching their heads about the outcomes of some high-profile races on Nov. 2. Political pundits and politicians are offering their thoughts on what it means, if anything, for the midterm election in 2022. In the closely-watched Virginia race, businessman Glenn Youngkin beat longtime Democratic operative and former Gov. Terry…

DelVal Businesses, Residents Fear Rising Inflation

Milk costs more. Meat is more expensive.  Clothing is pricier. New cars, even used cars–forget about it! With the Consumer Price Index released on Wednesday showing a 6.2 percent increase over the last 12 months, inflation is now at a 31- year high. Wholesale prices are also rising, up 8.6 percent since this time last…

Local Veterans Have Mixed Views of Biden’s Afghan Evacuation

Local veterans differed on the abrupt American withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the Taliban swiftly conquering the country and regaining power as the 20 year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks looms. Matt Mabe, of Radnor, was an Army engineer who graduated from West Point in 2002 and did two tours of Iraq, including…

DelVal Politicians React to Putin’s Ukraine Move

“I consider it necessary to take a long-overdue decision: To immediately recognize the independence and sovereignty of Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic.” With that statement on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin shifted the balance of power in eastern Europe by re-drawing the map of Ukraine through brute force. As of late Monday night,…

Pennsylvanians React to President Biden’s State of the Union Speech

Pennsylvania candidates and elected officials sent the Delaware Valley Journal their reactions to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. As might be expected, their sentiments differed by their party. “President Biden began his speech tonight with a good message about Ukraine,” said Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). I hope that his actions match his…