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‘Riders’ on key pieces of legislation should be bucked off

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in i. more »»

Taliban cannot be allowed to regain Afghanistan

July 8, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Can we keep our republic?

July 7, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

Lack of concern over Fed emails raises questions

July 6, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

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 »»



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