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Severely limited authorization of force would be worse than none at all

February 13, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

‘Adults’ can often miss the point of youth sports

February 12, 2015 This past summer, the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team from Chicago went on a fabulous run through tournament play to win the United States Championship at the Little League World... more »»

Obama’s budget proposal isn’t what it seems to be for coal

February 11, 2015 Federal budget proposals, running to thousands of pages, can be used to deceive both members of Congress and the American people. more »»

Audit of Defense Department is overdue, supported by both parties

February 10, 2015 Four U.S. senators who may be viewed by some as unlikely allies are sponsoring a bill that could be one small step toward a rational defense spending policy. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Another black eye for Pennsylvania government

February 9, 2015 Rob McCord dealt Pennsylvania state government another black eye by trying to intimidate two potential campaign contributors last year, and the former state treasurer deserves punishment worthy of... more »»

Obama’s ‘practical’ spending plan is anything but

February 7, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Something must be done to stop out-of-control spending

February 6, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Obama’s plan to nix ‘529’ tax breaks was another bad idea

February 5, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Despite Obama’s wishes, fiscal sanity in Washington must be restored

February 4, 2015 Barely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the wind. more »»

End of Super Bowl is microcosm of today’s NFL, and not in a good way

February 3, 2015 For football fans who watched Sunday’s Super Bowl, the National Football League championship in which the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks, the game was a highly-dramatic and... more »»

Reigning in forfeiture

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the move. more »»

Like many other things, Obama does what he wants on NCLB

January 31, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public schools — but in the context of President Barack Obama’s administration their approach seems naive. more »»

When it comes to school snow days, it’s better to be safe than sorry

January 30, 2015 Our Open Line has been populated recently (and, as you can plainly see, today is no exception) with people on both sides of the snow day debate, namely whether school districts are canceling or... more »»

To keep prices low, we need a better energy policy

January 29, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, posted substantial gains last week. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

Without accounting accountability, debt will keep rising

January 28, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

‘American Sniper’ reception shows patriotism is alive and well

January 27, 2015 It has been said many Americans no longer revere true heroes and don’t have as much time for patriotism as did our ancestors. more »»

Cybersecurity double standard

January 26, 2015 Even as President Barack Obama was using his State of the Union speech to recommend stronger cybersecurity for Americans, his administration was engaged in perhaps the most massive exchange of... more »»

Obama trying to drive up energy prices, again

January 24, 2015 American ingenuity and hard work have tapped an energy bonanza that is helping to dispel the last vestiges of the “Great Recession” while boosting local and state economies in several areas,... more »»

Deaths of police in line of duty are often tragically overlooked

January 23, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Building Keystone XL pipeline would guard against a repeat of 1973

January 22, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»



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