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State paycheck protection deserved

January 11, 2015 For the past fourteen years, I’ve taught high school English in an Adams County public school, but I’m not just a teacher — I’m also a parent. more »»

Looking back can help us move forward

January 11, 2015 When legislators gather in Harrisburg to begin the 2015-16 session, they will face a structural budget deficit of well over $2 billion. This is a point Go. more »»

GOP draws lines as Wolf focuses on huge deficit

January 4, 2015 HARRISBURG — With Democratic Gov. more »»

2015: Challenge amid change in the Keystone State

January 4, 2015 In 2014, Pennsylvania selected a new governor, rejected an old governor, and voted decisively to be indecisive about which party should control state government - overwhelmingly handing the executiv... more »»

Mrs. Obama’s tall tales of racialized victimhood

December 29, 2014 Oh, woe is she. In an “exclusive” interview with People magazine recently, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the “sting” of “racist experiences” that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. more »»

Governor-elect Wolf pays his way

December 28, 2014 HARRISBURG –Tom Wolf, who promised in his election campaign to be “a different kind of governor” for Pennsylvania, is raising some eyebrows as he begins to demonstrate what that means. more »»

Can’t wait for my Cuban cigars

December 28, 2014 My grandfather was a socialist, and my father a right-wing Republican; but one thing they agreed upon was the need for Cuban cigars. more »»

We get the government that we deserve

December 28, 2014 Recently Congress passed a $1.01 trillion spending package -- less than 72 hours after the 1,603-page bill was released and less than three hours before government funding was set to expire. more »»

Are there no media ethics on hackers?

December 27, 2014 The widespread reporting on hacked emails from Sony Pictures — spurred by the upcoming release of an allegedly funny movie about assassinating North Korean despot Kim Jong Un — might encourage some... more »»

Rules of war need updating

December 27, 2014 The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, one Man Haron Monis. more »»

Talk about a wildfire

December 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie. Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief. more »»

The Democrats’ wasteful torture report

December 26, 2014 The recent release of a Senate report commissioned by Democrats regarding torture of terrorism suspects in order to obtain vital information was a waste of $40 million of taxpayer money. more »»

New lawmakers: Fresh eyes on state problems

December 25, 2014 HARRISBURG — Twenty-eight are Republicans, five are Democrats. Six are women. And once they’re sworn in next month, all of them will get a vote in the Pennsylvania Legislature. more »»

Tortured reasoning

December 25, 2014 Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture. more »»

The age of Tom Wolf

December 21, 2014 It’s not often that someone’s greatest wish and worst nightmare occur at the same time, but for Governor-elect Tom Wolf both are fated to occur the same day, hour and minute. more »»

Heroin use in state rises while local police resources fall

December 21, 2014 The statewide surge in heroin abuse is terrifying and shows no signs of stopping, while at the same time a growing number of municipalities are finding it harder to fund an adequate level of police... more »»

A Christmas gift to be cherished every day of our lives!

December 21, 2014 Do we really stop to think about how blessed we are to be free? We have all heard of the national anthem [Star Spangled Banner] penned by Francis Scott Key, but do you know the true story behind the... more »»

Work of secret prosecutor raises legal eyebrows

December 14, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Any day now, a grand jury could render an opinion on whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane or anyone in her office should face charges for allegedly breaching secrecy laws. more »»

Teachers’ unions: The common roadblock to reform

December 14, 2014 From Philadelphia to York to the Pittsburgh suburbs, parents and taxpayers are looking to improve public education without breaking the bank. more »»

 
 
 

 

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