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Corbett’s last-ditch effort to change perception of his leadership

July 20, 2014 It’s a trite but true political aphorism: “where you stand depends on where you sit,” meaning we tend to see things differently depending on what perspective we see them from. more »»

The curse of judicial minimalism

July 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week. more »»

Celebrating checks and balances

July 14, 2014 Recently, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling against the president’s right to get around Congress by making recess appointments. more »»

‘Greecing’ the wheels for prayer

July 13, 2014 The United States Supreme Court, through Justice Anthony Kennedy, delivered its discussion in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, 134 S. Ct. 1811 (2014). more »»

What’s in a name?

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives... more »»

Our arrogant president

July 11, 2014 President Obama appears to have forgotten — or ignored — why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn’t like. more »»

The Little Giant

July 10, 2014 Back in the dark days — before the invention of cable news, texting and Twitter — there were a couple-dozen, mostly newspaper, almost all male reporters who covered U.S. politics nearly full time. more »»

Nasty playing cards and apologies

July 10, 2014 There’s a new card game making the rounds that’s designed to offend. more »»

Scope for conscience

July 9, 2014 The major media’s account of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the star. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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