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The bona fides of Madame Secretary Clinton

April 24, 2016 In 1991 I left the US Army after four years of service in the Military Intelligence Corps, two and a half spent in Germany playing the bad guy (OPFOR) at Hohenfels Training Are. more »»

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary: What matters

April 24, 2016 Some 40 states have already voted in the presidential primary. Finally, the presidential nomination campaigns move to the Northeast. more »»

That other election Tuesday

April 24, 2016 In the age of “Trump-Mania” and “Bernie-Mania," the often ignored and highly underrated Pennsylvania Democratic primary for U.S. senate is a bit player. more »»

Free state police costs everyone

April 17, 2016 It’s a dirty little secret of Pennsylvania local government. Half of the Commonwealth’s municipalities do not pay for police protection, according to a recent Associated Press story. more »»

Sanders and Trump – Twin Brothers

April 17, 2016 Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders really twin brothers? My left wing friends like to say that Donald Trump plays on fear and his success is based upon the terror that poor, ignorant white men fee... more »»

Regulating Pennsylvania out of business

April 10, 2016 Rural Pennsylvania's chances to ever have a strong economy again are severely at risk. Gov. more »»

American Muslims: Alienation or integration?

April 10, 2016 Ron Haddad is police chief of Dearborn, Michigan, a Detroit subur. more »»

Ratings agencies see much not to like in state budget

April 3, 2016 HARRISBURG — In the days after Democratic Gov. more »»

An Epidemic of Hope

April 3, 2016 Only light can cast out darkness. It’s imperative that we keep this in mind as we consider the stronghold that heroin and opioid abuse currently has on our communities. more »»

What I have learned about public education

March 20, 2016 A few years ago when my son was in the fifth grade, my wife asked me to help him with his math homework. more »»

Do Republicans need a fusion ticket?

March 20, 2016 Super Tuesday the singular evolved into “Super Tuesdays” the plural, even coming to be called Super One, Super Two, etc. more »»

Wolf creates public safety concerns for state

March 16, 2016 As we move through the 2015-16 budget year, the impacts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s arbitrary line- item budget vetoes are being felt in many areas. more »»

Wolf creates public safety concerns for state

March 16, 2016 As we move through the 2015-16 budget year, the impacts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s arbitrary line- item budget vetoes are being felt in many areas. more »»

The enemy is us

March 13, 2016 Much amused by the current battle of words over who will be the next President of the United States, I glibly compared Donald Trump to an old-fashioned Catskills Borscht Belt comedian. more »»

The GOP’s painful dilemma

March 13, 2016 Barring unforeseen circumstances the presidential nomination contests are over. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the nominees of their parties. For Democrats, that’s probably okay. more »»

Pennsylvania school funding myths debunked

March 6, 2016 Are Pennsylvania’s public schools underfunded? That’s been the central question in Pennsylvania politics for a half-dozen years. But from Gov. Tom Corbett’s first budget to Gov. more »»

The passage of Justice Antonin Scalia

February 28, 2016 Antonin Scalia is gone. He shocked everyone, especially conservatives, by having the audacity to die before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. more »»

With changed thinking, road out of state can have U-turns

February 28, 2016 Picture ten people in a room. After 12 minutes, one walks out. Twelve minutes later, a second person leaves. After just two hours, the room is empt. more »»

Our quadrennial lunacy

February 21, 2016 Polls reveal it, politicians exploit it, and voters confirm it. Americans are angry – very angry. Indeed, voter anger may be the driving force in the 2016 presidential contest. more »»

Hollywood in history

February 21, 2016 Tom Hanks’ portrayal of the insurance lawyer James Donovan in Bridge of Spies has received critical acclaim. more »»



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