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Two factors may move state presidential primary to earlier date

September 27, 2015 The state of Pennsylvania has an official motto, and it’s a fine one: “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence.” Alas, the state Legislature still lacks one. Fortunately, there is still time to fix that. more »»

Everett: Telling the truth on the state budget impasse

September 22, 2015 I know the citizens of Pennsylvania are tired of hearing and reading about the General Assembly criticizing the governor and the governor blaming the General Assembly for the budget impasse in... more »»

‘Quiet crisis’ as state budget stalemate grinds on

September 20, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state government’s budget season is typically hectic, with raucous rallies echoing through the Pennsylvania Capitol, lobbyists packing the corridors and top lawmakers and... more »»

Let’s make a great America greater!

September 20, 2015 Deep down, Americans have traditionally been a "can-do" people. There is a solution for every problem. We are economically and militarily number one. more »»

How liberal is Gov. Tom Wolf?

September 13, 2015 Recently the Huffington Post published a list of the most liberal governors in the nation compiled by the website Inside Government. more »»

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act and legal ramifications

September 13, 2015 The Iran Nuclear Agreement Act raises interesting and novel constitutional issues. The Act represents an amendment to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. § 2011, et seq. more »»

Avenue to suspend Kane law license could spark legal fight

September 6, 2015 HARRISBURG — With Attorney General Kathleen Kane battling criminal charges and increasingly isolated from Pennsylvania’s legal and law enforcement communities, many eyes have turned to whether the... more »»

Donald Trump and the Borscht Belt

September 6, 2015 My father, who was a contractor to home and apartment builders, spoke well of Fred Trump. The elder Trump was born in Woodhaven, New York, not far from where my family owned real estate. more »»

Kane’s legal woes stoke interest in 2016 election

August 30, 2015 HARRISBURG — The 2016 campaign for Pennsylvania attorney general is off to an uncertain start as candidates and prospective candidates line up without knowing whether they will be running against... more »»

Is it political correction or good manners?

August 30, 2015 Donald Trump’s candidacy to be the Republican standard bearer in the next Presidential election seems all about a protest against political correctness. more »»

SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority fulfilling 30-year mission

August 30, 2015 For over 30 years, the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) has been a self-sustaining engine of economic development for central Pennsylvania. more »»

Trump temperamentally unqualified to be president

August 23, 2015 Many people think of the United States as a Christian nation. A de facto truly Christian nation would have the love of God and of others as its highest priority and distinguishing characteristic. more »»

Borrowing ‘dumb’ ideas for pension reform

August 22, 2015 Would you take out a second mortgage on your home to bet on the stock market? Such an idea deserves ridicule – if not alarm. You'd be putting your home and your family at risk. more »»

Gov. Wolf – politics before people

August 22, 2015 Like many of my colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate, I was deeply disappointed that Governor Wolf chose to veto a $30. more »»

Pennsylvania’s expatriate presidential candidates

August 16, 2015 It’s a mystery! How does a state long a political colossus in presidential politics fail so dismally, election after election to produce presidential aspirants? Pennsylvania’s first, only, and maybe... more »»

The truth is lacking on Wolf’s ‘Schools That Teach’ tour

August 16, 2015 For the past month, Gov. Tom Wolf has been holding press conferences at empty school buildings across the state. more »»

Social service agencies brace for budget stalemate damage

August 11, 2015 HARRISBURG — For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania’s social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in... more »»

The tragedy of Kathleen Kane

August 11, 2015 What to think about the precipitous fall of Attorney General Kathleen Kane - one the New York Times has labeled “the swiftest and steepest in memory, even in a state where corruption in politics is... more »»

Will Pennsylvania matter in 2016?

August 9, 2015 t’s been a long 40 years! Not since 1976 has Pennsylvania really mattered in a presidential primary for either major party. more »»

The Iran Quandry

August 9, 2015 Phillip Roth wrote in The Plot Against America a fictional account of anti-Semitism in America during the run-up to World War II. more »»



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