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Franklin rampage a reminder that no place is safe

April 11, 2014 Students at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, have been buying tickets for the prom, griping about make-up days because of snow cancellations this winter, studying for tests and, in... more »»

Around the world with little kids but little common sense

April 10, 2014 Adults have every right to take risks, as long as they understand that if taxpayers have to foot the bills to get them out of jams, they will be liable for part or all of the cost. more »»

Housing ‘reform’ should only bring less government

April 9, 2014 It is difficult — with good reason — to believe that any “reform” initiated in the U.S. more »»

Why the secrecy regarding Holder's personal flights?

April 8, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights that were taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

Why brag about the Obamacare shell game?

April 4, 2014 It is not really amazing what a combination of coercion and giveaways can accomplish in a year. more »»

Trial lawyers try to influence politics everywhere

April 4, 2014 Trial lawyers — the people who make fortunes through lawsuits that result in awards far beyond the real damage suffered by plaintiffs — may have become the top special interest group controlling U.. more »»

Samaritan law needs more study

April 3, 2014 Pennsylvania lawmakers shouldn’t procrastinate about considering a measure that would provide immunity from arrest and prosecution for a drug user seeking medical assistance for an overdose victim. more »»

It’s easy to make a villain of natural gas industry

April 2, 2014 The state's Independent Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office of the state Legislature, recently reported that Pennsylvania's taxes on the natural gas drilling boom are among the lowest in the nation. more »»

Eagles are dying in windmills; Obama says OK

April 1, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

Give thanks for those who fought blaze in ‘Terrace’

March 29, 2014 A police and fire scanner sits in our newsroom, as it does in just about every daily newspaper in the country. That scanner is an important news-gathering tool. more »»

Shed some light on Justice Dept. flights

March 28, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

J-3 Cub deserves to be Pennsylvania's 'Official Aircraft'

March 27, 2014 The iconic, yellow Piper J-3 Cub deserves the status as Pennsylvania’s “Official State Aircraft of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. more »»

State officials short on ethics

March 26, 2014 Even if Pennsylvania isn't waist-deep in the ethics swamp, it's clear that the commonwealth's "toes" have been testing the troubling waters. State residents should be angry as well as concerned. more »»

Liquor privatization pursuit must continue

March 25, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett said at a recent news conference that he has not given up on a plan to change the state's system of liquor stores. more »»

Foreign relations: Obama doesn’t seem to get it

March 22, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

We could be leading the world in drone aircraft Not for thee

March 21, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Medicare benefits spared - but why?

March 20, 2014 President Barack Obama does not have to worry about votes from senior citizens this fall. more »»

Transparent? Obama’s officials are anything but

March 19, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Let Sunshine Law in: Many issues are creating clouds

March 18, 2014 This is National Sunshine Week, a celebration of open government and the people's right to know what their public servants are doing in their name. more »»

When will society address mentally ill before they kill?

March 15, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being “just a normal little weird kid,” in his father’s words, to someone who “couldn’t get any more evil”? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his son... more »»

 
 
 

 

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