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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 »»

It’s time for a long, hard look at U.S. strategy in Iraq

June 11, 2015 It turns out that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment that many Iraqis lack the “will to fight” against?Islamic State terrorists may be accurate. What to do about that remains a question. more »»

Without better money management, Social Security doesn’t stand a chance

June 10, 2015 Seventeen billion dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term fiscal challenges facing the Social Security program. more »»

If Pa. is truly a ‘swing state,’ then place primary earlier on calendar

June 9, 2015 Pennsylvania usually is regarded as a crucial “swing state” in presidential elections. more »»

Response so far to TSA failures not going to fly

June 8, 2015 Most of us who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulations. more »»

Under new version of Patriot Act, NSA needs to be kept in check

June 6, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

Lawmakers from coal country must stand with Walker for affordable power

June 5, 2015 Not a single ton of coal is mined in Wisconsin. Complaints about President Barack Obama’s war on coal may not resonate with many in the Badger State, where mining provides no jobs, But Wisconsin Gov. more »»

There is no longer any good reason for export ban on American oil

June 4, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practitioner. more »»

Use of Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State needs to be re-examined

June 3, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said Monday. more »»

Courses may evolve but high school still teaches same lesson

June 2, 2015 Each year at this time, as another school year comes to an end, we see a brand new crop of freshly-minted young adults graduate from high school, one of the landmark achievements of anyone’s lifetime. more »»

IRS open for identity thieves

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

It’s time for good, hard look at situation in Iraq

May 30, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

Liberals want to ‘fix’ Obamacare by making it even more expensive

May 29, 2015 Mark this one down in your amazing-but-true book: Liberals in Congress admit they made a mistake on Obamacare. more »»

Why can’t VA appoint its talented people to leadership roles?

May 28, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Something responsible must be done to address crumbling roads

May 27, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

We need a new plan for handling radioactive waste

May 26, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Tax reform may be on the horizon

May 25, 2015 They are talking serious tax reform in Harrisburg these days. And the discussions are aligned to state budget talks and an operations fund defici. more »»



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