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Why the feds shut down the store

October 3, 2013 Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government “shut down” Tuesday morning. more »»

Can Obamacare help middle class?

October 2, 2013 For all the claims President Barack Obama and other liberals have made about helping the middle class, the new national health care law — Obamacare — is more evidence they really don’t care. more »»

Just who is ready for Obamacare?

October 1, 2013 Admissions from President Barak Obama’s administration that it isn’t really ready to roll out the new national health insurance program have become regular occurrences. By Jan. more »»

A sad lack of priority

September 27, 2013 We firmly believe that many parents of elementary and secondary school children would agree that before- and after-school support, especially for young ones, is invaluable. more »»

Obama ‘stimulus’ claims don’t mesh with harsh reality

September 26, 2013 President Barack Obama likes to boast that trillions of dollars in "stimulus" spending of various types has put more Americans back to work. It has not. more »»

Little time left to obtain real advice

September 25, 2013 Worrying about whether Americans seeking advice about the national health care law will fall victims to identity theft seems to have been an afterthought for President Barack Obama. more »»

Congress must stop Obama’s war on coal industry

September 24, 2013 More than two centuries ago, Americans fought a War of Independence in large measure because our ancestors would not submit to taxation without representation. more »»

What could have been done to stop Navy Yard deaths?

September 20, 2013 Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was a mentally ill man with a grudge against the Navy. more »»

Take careful look at how disaster relief is spent

September 20, 2013 No one ought to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 2005. more »»

Corbett keeping up fight to privatize Lottery management

September 19, 2013 Gov. Tom Corbett is not giving up his fight to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Corbett has extended the life of the bid from a private firm to take over Lottery management until Oct. more »»

Eagles protected unless they get in the way

September 18, 2013 If you want to open a coal mine or drill a gas well in an area where certain types of rare fish or other endangered wildlife live, be prepared to be told you will have to change your plan. more »»

Teen’s bullying death the saddest of stories

September 17, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

How do we explain weather this year?

September 13, 2013 You may remember that for a couple of years, severe heat waves, strong hurricanes and vicious tornadoes plagued some regions of the country. more »»

The war on terror seems truly endless

September 13, 2013 A year ago Wednesday, as Americans observed another anniversary of the Sept. more »»

Questions on Syria deserve some real, tough answers

September 12, 2013 The decision by a U.S. more »»

Looking for a friend in the wrong place

September 11, 2013 Among the most perceptive and at the same time worrisome comments made on the prospect of U.S. military action against Syria was one by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

War on Syria needs a second opinion

September 10, 2013 Members of Congress debating President Barack Obama’s recommendation the U.S. go to war with Syria have much to discuss. more »»

Amtrak service still in jeopardy

September 9, 2013 Amtrak's east-west service in Pennsylvania, faced with more bad news in recent days, has some officials, as well as passengers dependent on the service, much more pessimistic about its prospects for... more »»

Holder picks and chooses new laws

September 7, 2013 Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible. more »»

We have a right to fret about privacy

September 6, 2013 On holidays such as the recently-celebrated Labor Day, many Americans reflect on how wonderful it is to live in this country. more »»



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