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June 22, 2014 Tell someone the planet is going down the tubes because of climate change, and you might get comments like “it’s all a government plot to run our lives” or “it’s junk scienc. more »»

Pension reform benefits teachers, taxpayers

June 15, 2014 Standard & Poor’s recently issued a stern warning that they would lower Pennsylvania’s bond rating — making it more expensive for the state to borrow money —unless they “adopt meaningful pension... more »»

Rampantly anti-human capitalism and its bitter fruits

June 15, 2014 A grossly sensationalized, grossly sexualized popular “entertainment culture” is primarily responsible for what happened near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara recentl. more »»

Ideas abound on how to balance budget

June 10, 2014 HARRISBURG — As Pennsylvania lawmakers prepare to reconvene Monday after a four-week break around the primary election, there is no shortage of ideas for plugging a potential $1 billion-plus... more »»

Corbett defends dropping defense of marriage law

June 8, 2014 HARRISBURG — After a late election night, Gov. Tom Corbett woke up in his Pittsburgh home at 4:30 a.. more »»

Some needed financial relief for students

June 8, 2014 Students graduating from American colleges are under a crushing burden of debt. This is true even when the students attend public colleges. more »»

Be part of solution – help build the new YMCA

June 1, 2014 The city and surrounding areas face numerous challenges: illegal drug use, moral decline, crime, etc. more »»

The All of the Above Election

May 30, 2014 Before Election Day, the outcome is unknown while the possibilities are numerous. Post-election, we know exactly what happened. The problem is to make some sense of it. more »»

Benghazi compared to Beirut bombing

May 25, 2014 Well in advance of the Islamist fundamentalist attack, the Secretary of Defense had personally forewarned the President of danger. more »»

The right to buy politicians

May 25, 2014 The United States Supreme Court, in the case of McCutcheon v. more »»

Pollsters: Tom Wolf loss would be stunning

May 18, 2014 HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf had been heavily favored in polls for almost two months to win the four-way Democratic gubernatorial primary election before an opponent pulled the trigger on a TV attack ad... more »»

Pennsylvania’s D-Day

May 18, 2014 “D-day,” June 6, 1944, was the never-to-be-forgotten day allied forces launched the crucial Normandy invasion that ultimately defeated Hitler and ended World War II in Europe. more »»

Democrats move to pre-empt lame-duck session

May 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — Lawmakers and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett face a mountain of work in the coming months, including the budget and a fall session leading up to the November election. more »»

Impact fee dollars should not be at risk in name of severance tax

May 11, 2014 Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry has proven to be an incredible asset to our economy. more »»

Schwartz makes waves in primary race for governor

May 4, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a gubernatorial primary race that for months was marked more by congeniality than conflict, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is putting Tom Wolf’s front-runner status to the test. more »»

A good start

May 4, 2014 Still more than a month away, the hotly contested Democratic primary is finally moving into high gear. more »»

The other race for governor

April 27, 2014 It may surprise some to hear that not one but two gubernatorial campaigns are under way in the Keystone state. more »»

‘Climate change is just a theory’

April 24, 2014 Climate change deniers argue that the science of human climate change is “not settled.” Of course, they’re right. more »»

Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads

April 24, 2014 HARRISBURG — Slapping Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in... more »»

Cash gift scandal puts reform issues back on table

April 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — Reports that lawmakers were captured on tape accepting cash from a confidential informant working for the state attorney general’s office has brought back to center stage a concept that... more »»

 
 

 

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