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Closer eye must be kept on students who are guests here

March 14, 2014 Islamic terrorists hoping for another opening to massacre Americans must wonder sometimes whether we can even see the “dots,” much less connect them. After the Sept. more »»

Getting satisfaction

March 14, 2014 Every year we are subjected to lists. Forbes magazine lists the world’s wealthiest individuals. more »»

Some drugs seem to be much more 'illegal' than others

March 13, 2014 Apparently neither Attorney General Eric Holder nor his boss, President Barack Obama, are familiar with the concept of sending mixed messages. more »»

Deadline looms for health care sign-up

March 12, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»

White House needs to rethink strategy on dealing with Russia

March 11, 2014 Vows by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama to line up a solid international front against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine may have to be rethought. more »»

Autism research harmed by this sort of spending

March 8, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news. more »»

The truth about the real cost of parks’ shutdown

March 7, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report this week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Cut military fat, strengthen muscle

March 6, 2014 In some ways, Americans face more military threats to our security than the nation did in the days leading up to World War II. more »»

Hopefully USS Somerset will live up to lofty name

March 5, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save others. more »»

Obama, Kerry should think before they act ... for a change

March 4, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Film writer’s work still makes us laugh

March 1, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

Close bases abroad, not in U.S.

February 28, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted Monday. more »»

Another lie about Obamacare exposed

February 27, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

No president may control free flow of information

February 26, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

A small victory in the war on coal

February 25, 2014 President Barack Obama’s war on coal and reasonably priced electricity has been a near-total success — from his viewpoint. more »»

Ambassadors need current events quiz

February 22, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Your bank would never OK this

February 21, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

State should close per-diem loophole

February 20, 2014 Most businesses reimburse employees for expenses they incur while performing their duties. Most companies require that their workers submit expense receipts to justify the reimbursements. more »»

This state budget must include fix for pension crisis

February 19, 2014 Pennsylvania ranks 48th out of the 50 states when they are measured by the share of annual pension contributions made since 2003. more »»

Obama chooses to back pot, not oil

February 18, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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