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Obstructionism is patriotic

July 9, 2014 Three cheers for right-wing obstructionism. Can we have more, please, and louder? This week’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s illegal recess appointments is a double smackdown. more »»

A lame duck country?

July 8, 2014 Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama’s recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another “lame duck” president, unable to accomplish much during his final... more »»

Inside the VA’s Spin-’N-Stonewall Machine

July 8, 2014 The Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is very concerned. No, the communications specialists in the agency are not concerned with veterans in nee. more »»

Give teachers the freedom to choose

July 6, 2014 Helping a student work through a math problem and seeing the process finally click for the first time is an incredible adrenaline rush. It’s why I do my job. more »»

Presidents Bush and Obama – partners in failure

July 6, 2014 Op-ed writers, columnists and talk show hosts have been spending a lot of time lately deciphering who is most to blame for America’s foreign policy failures and the general malaise at home. more »»

The Rodney Dangerfield Office

July 6, 2014 Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect,” was never Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home -... more »»

Get ready for big ‘gimmick’ state budget

July 1, 2014 HARRISBURG — Call it “the big gimmic. more »»

Tom Wolf’s real gubernatorial opponentBy G. TERRY MADONNA And MICHAEL L. YOUNG

June 29, 2014 Newly nominated Democrat Tom Wolf thinks he is running against Republican incumbent Tom Corbett for Pennsylvania governor. And he is. more »»

Bring EPA under control to keep coal available

June 29, 2014 Coal is the power that built America – and without the interference of unelected Washington bureaucrats – it could help fuel the 21st Century as wel. more »»

The real question about the budget

June 28, 2014 People are asking lots of good questions lately about Pennsylvania’s proposed 2014/2015 budget. more »»

Corbett’s 4th budget is toughest fight yet

June 26, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s annual state budget wrangling always carries uncertainty, but that’s been particularly true this month as Gov. more »»

Ideas abound on how to balance state budget

June 22, 2014 HARRISBURG — As Pennsylvania lawmakers prepare to reconvened after a four-week break around the primary election, there was no shortage of ideas for plugging a potential $1 billion-plus shortfall in... more »»

Coffee, chocolate, peanuts, etc.

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 »»



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