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Celebrate our nation’s birthday responsibly

July 4, 2015 The best way to celebrate a birthday is with a party, and America’s birthday is no different. more »»

Closing failing schools should be the last resort, but a viable option

July 3, 2015 Closing a school because it is failing students and the community should be the last resort of education reformers. But it should not be rejected altogether, a study in Ohio indicates. more »»

US officials need to be on high alert for potential terror attacks on July 4

July 2, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»

Decision to honor woman on US currency was long overdue

July 1, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Congress needs to investigate VA’s wasteful spending

June 30, 2015 It turns out that more than $54 million worth of prosthetic arms and legs purchased one at a time by Department of Veterans Affairs employees — charged on purchasing cards at $24,999 apiece — may be... more »»

State budget needs to address real shortfalls

June 29, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf is well aware that the aggressive spending and tax proposals that he unveiled during his 2015-16 budget address in March aren't going to come to pass. more »»

Why are our elected officials waiting to fix our fiscal mess?

June 26, 2015 Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals. more »»

Russia, China eager to take advantage of relaxed US military presence

June 25, 2015 The Russian bear has been growling for some time now, as evidenced by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. Now, he may be sharpening his claws. more »»

Removing Confederate flag isn’t about pride, it’s about prejudice

June 24, 2015 No matter how much we as a nation would not care to admit it, the history of the United States of America is one that contains a lot of good and bad. more »»

If feds can’t protect top-secret items, how safe is your personal info?

June 23, 2015 Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago. more »»

Keystone exam strategy doesn’t pass the test

June 22, 2015 School districts and the professional educators they employ should decide whether a student is ready for graduation, not a state or federal bureaucrat or a testing service. more »»

Drones are not just fun and games

June 20, 2015 Retail chain Sam’s Club announced recently it is expanding its inventory of drones well ahead of the Christmas shopping season. more »»

Congress needs to bring EPA back under control

June 19, 2015 Conservatives in the House of Representatives finally are using their most powerful weapon — spending authority — in an attempt to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s assault on coal and... more »»

If no one is held accountable in government, nothing will change

June 18, 2015 One might think that when the government pours billions of dollars into a program, there would be some oversight to ensure the money is not wasted. That would not be an accurate assumption, however. more »»

Congress needs to hit Obama where it hurts ... his wallet

June 17, 2015 Members of Congress fed up with Barack Obama’s imperial presidency finally have decided to use the one tool they have to compel his administration to at least cooperate with Congres. more »»

How can you trust somebody you know is lying?

June 16, 2015 Iranian leaders have achieved enormous success in their “trust us” assurances that their massive uranium enrichment program is aimed at nuclear power, not atom bombs. more »»

Supreme Court needs to put cap on executive power

June 15, 2015 A critical case involving the national health care law “probably shouldn’t even have been taken up” by the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama said this week. more »»

Obama White House has been as transparent as a brick wall

June 13, 2015 President Barack Obama’s administration, which he promised in 2009 would be the most transparent in history, instead is on track to set new records for concealing informatio. more »»

More needs to be done to protect Americans from hackers

June 12, 2015 Lock your front door and a determined burglar will merely climb through a window. Lock it and he may just break the glass to enter. As homeowners know, it can be very difficult to keep thieves out. more »»



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