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Enforcing existing gun laws could prevent tragedies

July 20, 2015 Gun control advocates — many of whom really wish they could outlaw any ownership of firearms by individuals — constantly claim new limits are needed to save lives. more »»

Congress must consider if lesser drug sentences is appropriate

July 18, 2015 Law enforcement officers and officials, along with the prosecutors and judges who deal with those they arrest, should discriminate against people only on the basis of the crimes they commi. more »»

Reducing size of military isn’t best way to save money

July 17, 2015 "I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,”?Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Congress must look at Iran deal and do what’s best for America

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

When will we stop the government misdeeds and coverups?

July 15, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Individualized funding is how to ensure our children are educated properly

July 14, 2015 Federal funding to help low-income children in public schools does not necessarily aid all of them. Under Title I, the biggest such initiative at about $14. more »»

State budget impasse calls for compromises

July 13, 2015 Twelve days into Pennsylvania's new fiscal year, the prospects of having an approved 2015-16 state budget in place anytime soon appear no closer than when Gov. more »»

Senators must reject any nuclear deal allowing Iran to make bombs

July 10, 2015 Presidents traditionally have enjoyed latitude in their handling of foreign affairs — but the Constitution places the responsibility for critical issues squarely on Congress. more »»

‘Riders’ on key pieces of legislation should be bucked off

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in i. more »»

Taliban cannot be allowed to regain Afghanistan

July 8, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Can we keep our republic?

July 7, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

Lack of concern over Fed emails raises questions

July 6, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

Celebrate our nation’s birthday responsibly

July 4, 2015 The best way to celebrate a birthday is with a party, and America’s birthday is no different. more »»

Closing failing schools should be the last resort, but a viable option

July 3, 2015 Closing a school because it is failing students and the community should be the last resort of education reformers. But it should not be rejected altogether, a study in Ohio indicates. more »»

US officials need to be on high alert for potential terror attacks on July 4

July 2, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»

Decision to honor woman on US currency was long overdue

July 1, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Congress needs to investigate VA’s wasteful spending

June 30, 2015 It turns out that more than $54 million worth of prosthetic arms and legs purchased one at a time by Department of Veterans Affairs employees — charged on purchasing cards at $24,999 apiece — may be... more »»

State budget needs to address real shortfalls

June 29, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf is well aware that the aggressive spending and tax proposals that he unveiled during his 2015-16 budget address in March aren't going to come to pass. more »»



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