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Pennsylvania’s financial picture remains locked in limbo

January 14, 2016 If Pennsylvania weren’t drifting in budgetary limbo, the news that the state’s incoming General Fund revenues for the first six months of Fiscal 2015-16 were $168 million above projections might be... more »»

Is EPA trying to manipulate some of its own studies?

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

Revenue from end of outdated tax must somehow be made up for

January 12, 2016 When taxes are created they don't always stand the test of time. more »»

Both parties should be concerned about presidential overreach

January 11, 2016 A“non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama this month, his aides have told reporter. more »»

UN can’t lose credibility it doesn’t have

January 9, 2016 Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea’s claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb. more »»

If Congress would, it could rein in Obama’s abuse of executive power

January 8, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Nuclear war is huge threat that our next president must face

January 7, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned last week. There can be no reasonable argument about that. What is open to question is what U.S. more »»

End-of-life counseling could be at top of slippery slope

January 6, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve qualit. more »»

Social Security fix is needed sooner, not later

January 5, 2016 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

It’s high time to put an end to ‘solar socialism’

January 4, 2016 Americans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. more »»

Happy New Year ... if Uncle Sam owes you money

January 2, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

Avoid becoming a statistic; ring in the new year responsibly

December 31, 2015 If the trend during recent years holds true tonight, about 156 Americans will not live to see daylight on New Year’s Day. Please, don’t be among them. more »»

Islamic State isn’t the only radical Islamic group bent on harming the US

December 30, 2015 At least President Barack Obama no longer is talking in terms of “containing” Islamic State terrorists. Finally, as he told reporters last week, he is determined to destroy the murderous hord. more »»

Giving to others doesn’t have to stop after Christmas

December 28, 2015 Another Christmas is now history. Once again the compassionate folks in our area have worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

Coal-dependent states will pay while others able to shirk the rules

December 26, 2015 You may have heard the suggestion that if guns are criminalized, only criminals will have guns. more »»

Peace on earth, good will toward men

December 24, 2015 The time leading up to Christmas for many of us is enough to make us all need a holiday. There’s the shopping, the planning, the cooking, the traveling, the wrapping of presents ... more »»

Somehow, Republicans keep allowing Obama, Democrats to win

December 23, 2015 It has been said President Barack Obama is focused on his legacy, on what is written about him in the history books. more »»

Relying on foes for essential defense equipment is foolhardy policy

December 22, 2015 One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him that taxpayers’ money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. more »»

Attacks in Israel are hardly a ‘justifiable uprising’

December 21, 2015 Life in Israel has been risky business during the past several months. Scores of attacks by Palestinians using guns, knives and vehicles have made it so. more »»

Obama’s mistake on exchange for Bergdahl can’t ever be repeated

December 19, 2015 Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be tried by a general court-martial on charges he deserted his unit in Afghanistan and engaged in misbehavior before the enemy, the Army revealed this week. more »»



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