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Rental ordinance: Good intentions, bad approach

March 12, 2015 The rental properties ordinance passed Monday by Lewistown Borough Council is one filled with good intentions. But as the saying goes, the road to a pretty undesirable place is paved with those. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s deception is what has kept Benghazi probe alive

March 11, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sept. more »»

Tough questions need to be asked of any nuclear deal with Iran

March 10, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the leas. more »»

Balancing priorities essential to stance on Middle East

March 9, 2015 As the fallout from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech before Congress on Tuesday rages on, one observation will remain cemented in fact. more »»

Newspaper tax would do more harm than good

March 7, 2015 While unveiling his plan for the budget earlier this week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his priorities include seeking to expand the number of goods and services that would be subject to state sales tax. more »»

Hillary deserves something other than the presidency

March 6, 2015 Why not smoke signals or carrier pigeons? How about secret code or self-destructing memos? Would any of that have been any less traceable, transparent or taboo than the personal email account Hillar... more »»

White House values educational conformity more than quality

March 5, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Fairness is a two-way street

March 4, 2015 There are understandable mixed opinions about whether Pennsylvania welfare recipients should lose benefits if they win a significant lottery prize. more »»

Most Democrats’ hard line blocks common-sense Keystone XL pipeline

March 3, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anywa. more »»

Ebola aid could serve as an olive branch

March 2, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace in our time leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. more »»

Why won’t White House provide aid to our Middle Eastern allies?

February 28, 2015 Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq — with several dozen American volunteers fighting alongside them — have scored notable successes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Obama is the one who is unwilling to compromise

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama blames Republicans for gridlock in government. They just won’t compromise, he claims. more »»

Fighting Penn State instead of cancer is ‘pitiful’

February 26, 2015 By now, you’ve no doubt heard THON, the annual Penn State student-run 46-hour dance marathon to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer, raised more than $13 million this year alone, an... more »»

‘Jobs for Jihadists’ won’t do a thing to stop spread of Islamic terrorism

February 25, 2015 Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. more »»

Congress shouldn’t play politics with our nation’s safety

February 24, 2015 It seems like every year now, we as Americans must deal with threats of some part of our government being forced to reduce staff or even shut down entirely due to lack of on-time funding approval. more »»

Is Jeb Bush really any different?

February 23, 2015 In what clearly was a presidential campaign speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush missed a very big point on Wednesday. His speech was on his views on foreign affairs. more »»

New defense secretary needs to protect servicemen and women

February 21, 2015 When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, they went in with the most sophisticated technology available. Helicopters, jet fighters, tanks, “smart” bombs, etc. more »»

Congress needs to keep post 9/11 force authorization in place

February 20, 2015 After Islamic terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, members of Congress wasted no time in giving then-President George W. more »»

How many decisions have been made based on Obama lies?

February 19, 2015 It should surprise no one that the “if you like your insurance, you can keep it” president lied about same-sex marriage so the issue would not derail his bid for the White House in 2008. more »»

Fate of death penalty in Pa. is matter for voters, not politicians

February 18, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf — perhaps taking a page out of the President Barack Obama playbook on executive action — recently decided to effectively put the death penalty in Pennsylvania on hold. more »»



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