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If miners union supports Clinton, it’s voting for its industry’s demise

July 29, 2015 At the top of the agenda for the United Mine Workers of America’s 125th anniversary convention this week ought to be a vow not to get fooled agai. more »»

 
 
 
Wage hike for fast food workers will lead to fewer fast food workers

July 28, 2015 It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have a personal understanding of the warning, “Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. more »»

Kasich a candidate worth considering

July 27, 2015 For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents — of both parties — and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. more »»

Attack in Chattanooga proves US lacks defense against ‘lone wolf’

July 25, 2015 Islamic terrorists in the Middle East may not have an armada of drone aircraft at their disposal, but they kill by remote control just as effectively — perhaps more so — as the U.S. military. more »»

Killing coal is the first step down a slippery slope for the EPA

July 24, 2015 Coal miners and Americans worried about higher electric bills may be wondering when the Environmental Protection Agency will run out of ideas to drive the cost of coal-fired power up. more »»

Trump’s remark about McCain shows he just doesn’t get it

July 23, 2015 It is unlikely Donald Trump remembers what he was doing on Oct. 26, 1967. He was a student at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance, not having to worry about being drafted for the Vietnam War. more »»

Lawmakers are experts at costing us more without ‘raising taxes’

July 22, 2015 If you happen to be a politician wondering why most people have lost all confidence and faith in you, consider this: Members of the House of Representatives were scrambling Wednesday to find about... more »»

Its time the IRS learns to do more with less, not the other way around

July 21, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Enforcing existing gun laws could prevent tragedies

July 20, 2015 Gun control advocates — many of whom really wish they could outlaw any ownership of firearms by individuals — constantly claim new limits are needed to save lives. more »»

Congress must consider if lesser drug sentences is appropriate

July 18, 2015 Law enforcement officers and officials, along with the prosecutors and judges who deal with those they arrest, should discriminate against people only on the basis of the crimes they commi. more »»

Reducing size of military isn’t best way to save money

July 17, 2015 "I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,”?Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Congress must look at Iran deal and do what’s best for America

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

When will we stop the government misdeeds and coverups?

July 15, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Individualized funding is how to ensure our children are educated properly

July 14, 2015 Federal funding to help low-income children in public schools does not necessarily aid all of them. Under Title I, the biggest such initiative at about $14. more »»

State budget impasse calls for compromises

July 13, 2015 Twelve days into Pennsylvania's new fiscal year, the prospects of having an approved 2015-16 state budget in place anytime soon appear no closer than when Gov. more »»

Senators must reject any nuclear deal allowing Iran to make bombs

July 10, 2015 Presidents traditionally have enjoyed latitude in their handling of foreign affairs — but the Constitution places the responsibility for critical issues squarely on Congress. more »»

‘Riders’ on key pieces of legislation should be bucked off

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in i. more »»

Taliban cannot be allowed to regain Afghanistan

July 8, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Can we keep our republic?

July 7, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

Lack of concern over Fed emails raises questions

July 6, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

 
 
 

 

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