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Dispatch from Israel – The Electoral Process

March 22, 2015 With only a few days away until elections in Israel, the mood of the Israeli electorate seems to be “anyone other than Netanyahu. more »»

Holding officials accountable expensive

March 21, 2015 NEW YORK -- It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountabl. more »»

Trust Pennsylvanians, not government, to lead the way

March 15, 2015 Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a budget with a spending rate clocking in at a blistering $1,000 per second. more »»

Wolf administration to challenge gas industry

March 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Wolf’s budget: The rising price of civilized society

March 8, 2015 Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. more »»

Wolf’s aggressive first month spurs list of GOP grievances

March 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers are accustomed to all sorts popping unannounced into their Capitol offices, but it was a particularly unusual visitor that surprised Rep. Stephen Bloom. more »»

Obama’s letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

March 1, 2015 Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: Thank you very much for your thoughtful letter. I understand and appreciate your cri de coeur. Please allow me to explain my point of view. more »»

Long-term problems are big opportunities for change

February 22, 2015 Pennsylvania added nearly two dozen new lawmakers in November, and there’s a new face in the Governor’s Mansion. more »»

Netanyahu’s letter to Obama

February 22, 2015 Dear Mr. President: I hope this letter finds you doing very well. I know that it has been very cold in the Northeast part of the United States lately. more »»

Pay-to-play law not on Harrisburg’s radar after scandal

February 15, 2015 HARRISBURG — Even in the scandal-hardened Pennsylvania Capitol, the second “pay-to-play” scandal in as many years was a surprise to many. more »»

Romney's Ghosts of Elections Past

February 15, 2015 Much chatter amid even more controversy met the news that Mitt Romney considered running again for president. more »»

Smart policies will help Pennsylvania drive America’s energy comeback

February 15, 2015 Recently, a dozen leading local Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations across the state wrote Senators Casey and Toomey to continue their strong advocacy for energy development... more »»

Iran: Congress must provide urgency

February 13, 2015 As we woke up this morning, the Islamic Republic of Iran was supplying money and weapons to radical terrorist organizations and governments in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere, and it was... more »»

Rural municipal pension plans faring well

February 10, 2015 In a recent Williamsport Sun-Gazette Op-Ed (“Municipal Pensions: The rest of the (untold) story...”), David . more »»

Three openings on high court stir endorsement interest

February 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — A historic election year for Pennsylvania’s highest court is placing a premium on political endorsements by the state Republican and Democratic parties. more »»

In politics, first impressions don’t always matter

February 8, 2015 Bet on it! Governor-elect Tom Wolf is going to have a rough first year in office. more »»

What is missing from the Boy Scout Oath?

February 8, 2015 Today marks the 105th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. I have been a card carrying member for nearly half of those years. more »»

PAPME board weighs in on Wolf termination of Open Records director

February 3, 2015 Following is a statement from Nick Falsone, managing editor of The Express-Times and president of the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors: The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors believes... more »»

Charities, cities at odds over constitutional amendment

February 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a decision with... more »»



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