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For teachers, knowledge is power

August 24, 2014 Like any other group of professionals, teachers are a diverse lot, holding vastly differing social, cultural, and political views. more »»

Long agenda awaits legislators at session’s end

August 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — The halls of Pennsylvania’s ornate Capitol were quiet and fairly empty this week, leaving plenty of room for the few tourists to wander around now that lawmakers have been home for... more »»

Give ’em hell, Tom

August 17, 2014 “Running against Harrisburg” is a popular strategy. Most modern gubernatorial candidates seeking a first term, including incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett, have “run against Harrisburg. more »»

The PSAC, NCAA and Pennsylvania

August 17, 2014 As a myriad of college campuses rumble to a start with the beginning of another academic year, the 18 member institutions of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference begin their 63rd year of... more »»

Wolf’s job goal challenges recent history

August 10, 2014 HARRISBURG — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf is harshly critical of Pennsylvania’s relatively slow job creation rate under Republican Go. more »»

Pennsylvania’s growing heroin and opioid epidemic demands action

August 10, 2014 Over the past five years, nearly 3,000 heroin-related overdose deaths have been identified in Pennsylvania. Overdose deaths in our state have increased by an astounding 570 percent, rising from 2. more »»

Budget shields taxpayers, but challenges remain

August 3, 2014 A contentious budget season has officially ended after Governor Corbett signed a $29 billion appropriations bill into law. more »»

Corbett seeks to change view of education record

July 27, 2014 HARRISBURG — Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. more »»

Bush and Obama: ‘Partners in Failure?’

July 27, 2014 For those driven by a desire to appear “fair and balanced” even in the face of unfair comparisons, Presidents Bush and Obama MUST be considered as “Partners in Failure. more »»

Corbett veto exposes GOP divisions

July 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — The relationship between Gov. more »»

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 »»



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