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Once a terrorist, always a terrorist

August 8, 2013 Egyptian colonels and generals who overthrew the regime of former President Mohammed Morsi probably have more experience with and knowledge of terrorists than do U.S. Sens. more »»

EPA is squeezing until it really hurts

August 7, 2013 Hardy County, W.Va. more »»

N.Y. courts don’t seem to get it

August 6, 2013 After New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week lost another court challenge to his attempt to limit the size of soft drinks that can be sold in some locations, he vowed to appeal to a higher... more »»

Officials must act within scope of law

August 5, 2013 Montgomery County Register of Wills Bruce Hanes has jumped the gun with his recent decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. more »»

Since when does tax cut mean more tax?

August 2, 2013 Why is it that almost always, when the word “reform” is used in Washington, it means bigger, more expensive government? And why is it that when liberals talk about creating jobs, they really intend... more »»

Thanks owed to all Korean War vets

August 2, 2013 Events more than half a century ago on the Korean Peninsula are merely the stuff of history books for most Americans. more »»

World Bank is heading off course

August 1, 2013 For decades, leaders of the World Bank have recognized one of the surest ways to reduce poverty in developing countries is to help their residents obtain reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Transportation reform must happen in the state's fall session

July 31, 2013 State transportation reform was linked to liquor store privatization during recent state budget talks and therefore failed to pass. more »»

Senate Democrats needed to support coal ash measure

July 30, 2013 A broad, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers supports Rep. David McKinley’s bill to regulate coal ash. Democrats in the Senate should take the same open-minded view of the measure. more »»

Perhaps Hagel should stay home

July 27, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is spending much of his time these days jetting around the country to spread his woe-is-us message to the Pentagon’s civilian worker. more »»

Education earmarks reek of favoritism

July 26, 2013 When it comes to school district funding, some Pennsylvania lawmakers are playing a game of favoritism. Anyone who doesn't like it should start speaking up because, otherwise, the game will continu. more »»

World Bank takes new energy path

July 25, 2013 For decades, leaders of the World Bank have recognized one of the surest ways to reduce poverty in developing countries is to help their residents obtain reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Plan to link student loans to financial markets a winner

July 24, 2013 A compromise on student loans apparently will be approved this week in the U.S. Senate. But even as lawmakers revealed an agreement, some hinted they may try to go back on it this fall. more »»

U.S. must stay out of combat in Syria

July 23, 2013 Presidents are right to insist the Pentagon prepare contingency plans to meet any eventuality, no matter how remote the possibility they may be use. more »»

Obama will push health care law no matter what

July 20, 2013 It will be easy for President Barack Obama and liberals in the Senate to overcome a House of Representatives challenge to part of the national health care law. more »»

Voter ID law on trial for lots of curious reasons

July 19, 2013 A trial is going on these days over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter identification la. more »»

Pursuit of MIAs inept, even corrupt

July 18, 2013 Beside and just below the American flag at many places where it's displayed can be seen the black and white POW/MIA banner. more »»

State system tuition hike is moderate but still a concern

July 17, 2013 There are 115,000 students in the state university system, many of them residents of our region. It will cost them more to attend college this fall again. more »»

Egypt’s troubles need not be so tough to solve

July 16, 2013 The so-called “Arab spring” has turned into a long, hot summer in Egypt — but for now, the hottest seat is in the Oval Office at the White House. more »»

Pension reform must eventually be carried out

July 13, 2013 Another budget session has come and gone without a remedy for Pennsylvania’s looming pension crisis, which threatens to rob state government’s future ability to fund needed human services programs... more »»



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