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Thanksgiving, Christmas: Feel good time

December 7, 2014 It's "feel-good time:" the time of year when believers and unbelievers alike make a one-time generous gift so a poor family can have a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner or celebrate Christmas with... more »»

Top state officials’ salaries grow with inflation

November 30, 2014 HARRISBURG — No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania’s top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost tw... more »»

Is the eight-year cycle dead?

November 30, 2014 Elections always leave some unfinished business. Tom Wolf’s historic win over incumbent Tom Corbett is no exception. Why Wolf won has been discussed widely and fully analyzed. more »»

GOP eyes window for action before Wolf takes over

November 23, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature will be led by massive Republican majorities — including the biggest House GOP majority in more than 50 years — when Democratic Gov. more »»

For governor, death from a thousand cuts

November 23, 2014 The historic scope of Tom Corbett’s loss on Tuesday must be understood to place it in any meaningful perspective. more »»

Malcolm Muir – The Movie

November 16, 2014 I did not know what to expect when, at Lycoming College, I attended the preview of the Muir Movie. more »»

Did I make a difference?

November 16, 2014 With Thanksgiving fast approaching and the Christmas season not far behind, in many households preparations for this most busy time of year are well underwa. more »»

The real Ronald Wilson Reagan: Unelectable today

November 9, 2014 President Ronald Reagan could not be elected prothonatary today as a Republican candidate. Liberal author Richard Reeves calls President Reagan a great president. I agree. more »»

Healthcare problems require personal solutions

November 9, 2014 Next month, Obamacare enrollment will start anew. Rather than a solution to an ailing healthcare system, this promises mass confusion, higher prices, and more families looking for help. more »»

Corbett attacks Wolf tax plan as election looms

November 2, 2014 HARRISBURG — Three months ago, Gov. more »»

A tie in the U S Senate: Turning even into odd

November 2, 2014 Think things can’t get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set... more »»

Pennsylvania’s odd fellows: Corruption, reform

October 26, 2014 To address both corruption and reform in the same article about Pennsylvania presents a certain linguistic irony. more »»

Local Chambers: The Rodney Dangerfields of history?

October 26, 2014 At this time of election campaigns, many local chambers of commerce make news via candidate forums, endorsements, and more. But after the first Tuesday in November, the silence returns. The U.S. more »»

Pollsters: Corbett may be at point of no return

October 19, 2014 HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett had not even been in office for two months when a Franklin and Marshall College poll delivered what now looks like a prophecy. more »»

Immunizing taxpayers from chronic overspending

October 19, 2014 Recently, two major bond rating agencies (Fitch and Standards & Poor’s) downgraded Pennsylvania’s debt rating citing poor fiscal health. more »»

The Three-D Election

October 12, 2014 What is the biggest problem facing America today? Certainly, there is a long litany to choose from: foreign wars, corrupt politicians, out-of-control spending, a dysfunctional Congress, educational... more »»

Good terrorists vs. bad terrorists

October 12, 2014 Well, the President of the United States finally yielded to political pressure, the public relations war and entreaties from his own party to take to the podium and speak to the American people... more »»

With limited time, records bill heads to House

October 12, 2014 HARRISBURG — Not long ago, the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law was widely considered one of the nation’s weakest open records laws, a statute that provided only limited access — and even that had bee... more »»

Governor candidates reveal little in debate

October 5, 2014 HARRISBURG — A new national survey estimates that Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf have spent more than $20 million airing more than 30,000 television commercials introducing themselves to voters, making... more »»

Would you have signed the Constitution?

October 5, 2014 At the root of many of our clashing political views are differences about the kind of Federal government each of us prefer. more »»



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