Lloyd E. Sheaffer

Lloyd E. Sheaffer

Opinion contributor Lloyd E. Sheaffer, a retired English and Humanities teacher, writes from North Middleton Township, Pa. His work appears monthly on the Pennsylvania Capital-Star’s Commentary Page. Readers may email him at [email protected].


What to do about our paralyzed Congress? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - November 26, 2019

It is time for our elected officials to return to working for the good of the citizenry, not for political party alliances.


There was nothing Christian about Bill Barr’s speech at Notre Dame | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - October 24, 2019

A week or so ago, a dear cousin sent me an article which she had read and about which she felt uncomfortable. She asked me to read it and to provide her with my feedback. As requested, I perused the piece. It is no wonder she was concerned. What she sent me was the text […]


What do you do when the news leaves you numb? A little shame goes a long way | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - September 27, 2019

If we do not rise out of complacency to overturn this mind-numbing menace, shame on all of us. The lessons and the price of the past is too great.


So you’re running for president, and you have a plan? Tell me more. Please | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - August 30, 2019

Caps, slogans, banners, vapid promises, social media blasts—these should not be the determiners of who will lead our governments. We need to demand more.