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Obamacare needs more than absurd ads to save it

November 18, 2013 How do you sell a health insurance program many Americans don’t seem to want? Appeal to heavy drinkers and promiscuous women. more »»

Seek robust deal with Iran, not just a manipulation

November 16, 2013 Barack Obama is not the first U.S. president to be taken in by con games pursued by other world leaders. more »»

Cut red tape to aid the Philippines

November 15, 2013 Whenever anyone in the world is suffering from a massive natural disaster, Americans are among the first to send aid. That is as it should be. more »»

Increase penalties for gambling youths

November 14, 2013 When you see all those engaging commercials promoting gambling casinos in Pennsylvania, you don't see 14-year-old children plying a roulette wheel or a slot machine. But it happens. Way too often. more »»

PTC for wind power should end stopped

November 13, 2013 Finding and pursuing a cause dear to the hearts of liberal politicians has become the newest get-rich-quick scheme in the United State. more »»

Monuments should never be closed to veterans

November 12, 2013 Sometimes, our elected and appointed government officials just do not think. It happened just a few weeks ago, during the so-called “government shutdown. more »»

Going overboard for voter equality ensures fairness

November 11, 2013 First-time voters had to present identification proof in order to vote in Tuesday's General Election. As far as we can tell, no one was disadvantaged by the procedure. more »»

Any community must declare war on heroin to beat it

November 8, 2013 Anyone who doesn’t think the intensified presence of heroin and other drugs in our area doesn’t present a chilling threat to our population needs to reread what the Rev. Ronald S. more »»

General Assembly intent on expanding gambling to taverns

November 7, 2013 Our illustrious state Legislature wants to expand gambling via raffles and small games of chance to for-profit taverns and bar. more »»

Latest coal claim just is not true

November 6, 2013 Those who hate the coal industry, and by extension the reasonably-priced electricity it generates for tens of millions of Americans, never tire of inventing new arguments for why every mine in the U. more »»

Black lung again threatening miners

November 5, 2013 Black lung, known in the scientific community as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, was back in the news last wee. more »»

Local representation at the heart of Tuesday’s election

November 4, 2013 Tuesday marks a classic "off year" election. There's no presidency at stake. There's no governor's chair at stake. more »»

Consider an additional trip on Amtrak train

November 1, 2013 While the prospect might now seem remote for a second Amtrak daily passenger train between central Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, it's too soon for proponents of the additional travel resource to... more »»

Hysteria over guns is well past absurd

October 31, 2013 Action by the Arlington Local School District in Hancock County, Ohio, may make reasonable people wonder where anti-gun hysteria will end. more »»

Will prevailing wage law hold up transportation bill?

October 30, 2013 A rare meeting of state House and Senate leaders recently was a signal that the Legislature is getting close to approving a transportation bill to improve Pennsylvania's hurting road and bridge... more »»

Obama does not want to hit brakes on health plan

October 29, 2013 The new national health insurance law, Obamacare, has become something like a runaway locomotive — doing an enormous amount of damage but with no one willing to ease off on the throttle. more »»

Prevailing wage shouldn’t hold up transportation bill

October 28, 2013 A rare meeting of state House and Senate leaders Tuesday was a signal that the Legislature is getting close to approving a transportation bill to improve Pennsylvania's hurting road and bridge system. more »»

EPA will do more harm than good

October 26, 2013 Already U.S. Supreme Court justices have ruled that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Property tax changes: Debate with caution

October 25, 2013 We are pretty confident that almost every property owner in the region believes their property taxes are much too high. That's mostly due to high school property taxe. more »»

Where does the buck stop in Washington?

October 24, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»



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