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Reducing budget deficit to ‘just’ $426 billion is no cause for praise

August 29, 2015 Get out those “Mission Accomplished” banners! Uncork the champagne! Deficit spending by the federal government this year will be at the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s administration! Some... more »»

Teachers need regular crisis training to help defuse life-threatening situations

August 28, 2015 As educators throughout nation prepared for the start of a new school year, many were involved in seminars and training sessions intended to help them do their jobs better. more »»

HUD’s approach: Verify once, then trust forever

August 27, 2015 Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn’t have two dimes to rub together. more »»

Obama wants to give you a choice ... of anything but coal power

August 26, 2015 President Barack Obama “is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use,” The Associated Press reported Monday. Not reall. more »»

Effectiveness, not gender, should be only consideration of women in combat roles

August 25, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. more »»

State GOP budget offer leaves much yet to be done

August 24, 2015 Even if a proposal offered Wednesday by Pennsylvania legislative Republicans is the deadlock-breaker in the commonwealth's 2015-16 budget-preparation exercise, it is premature for state residents to... more »»

‘Doughboys’ deserve to have their memorial done right

August 22, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. more »»

Add Turkey to list of nations with reason not to trust the United States

August 21, 2015 President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America’s allies one more reason to distrust us. more »»

Good kids deserve better than bad coaches

August 19, 2015 Before most Little League games — in both baseball and softball — the Little League pledge is recite. more »»

What do insiders know about Hillary Clinton that we don’t yet?

August 18, 2015 Rumors last week that former Vice President Al Gore was considering another run for the White House said something about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy - and it was not good. more »»

Nuke deal with Iran will leave U.S. compromised

August 17, 2015 Iranian leaders may want to reconsider their “Death to America” philosophy. In some ways this country may be one of their best friends — at least under President Barack Obama. more »»

Changes to Social Security, while unpopular, are needed to save it

August 15, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

If all Biden has is more failed Obama policies, he shouldn’t run for president

August 14, 2015 Vice President Joe Biden may know something the rest of us do not about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s misbehavior while she was secretary of stat. more »»

EPA makes everyone pay for their mistakes, except the EPA

August 13, 2015 A coal company guilty of releasing 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into a river would be in deep trouble with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Schumer’s stand should make it easier for other Dems to follow

August 12, 2015 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has been a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama on most matters. more »»

Budget stalemate heading toward further fiscal irresponsibility

August 10, 2015 A recent Associated Press news analysis began by saying that "for the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania's social services safety net are girding... more »»

Those who try to rewrite nuclear history are doomed to repeat it

August 8, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago this week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Obama’s original power plan was bad; his new one is simply foolhardy

August 7, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Court needs to act quickly to limit damage done by new EPA plan

August 6, 2015 President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled. more »»

Blaming Americans won’t save African animal populations

August 5, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

 
 
 

 

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