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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 »»

Wolf faces big decisions on budget, policies

December 7, 2014 HARRISBURG — Democrat Tom Wolf had to make high-pressure decisions while running a business, serving as state revenue secretary and successfully campaigning for governo. more »»

Unions misuse members’ names, money for political gain

December 7, 2014 If someone used your name on an election mailer to solicit votes for a candidate without your consent, you’d probably feel betrayed. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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