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It’s time for merit-based process for selecting appellate justices

October 30, 2014 Let’s do one of those popular BuzzFeed-style lists. Here are three reasons to stop electing Supreme Court justices in Pennsylvania: 1. Rolf Larsen. 2. Joan Orie Melvin. 3. Seamus McCaffer. more »»

Secret Service needs reality check

October 29, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Strategy to combat ‘lone wolf’ terrorist must be formed

October 28, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Democrats who voted for Reid, Pelosi really learned their lesson

October 28, 2014 Most Democrats in Congress seem to have learned nothing from the Nov. 4 elections. By repudiating President Barack Obama’s policies, many voters also were being critical of Democrat leaders in the U. more »»

Porn email scandal fallout likely not finished yet

October 27, 2014 It's too early to predict when the fallout will end from Pennsylvania's state government pornographic email scandal. It shouldn't come on Nov. 5, the day after the gubernatorial election. more »»

Obama has put the fox in charge of the hen house

October 25, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Next time, CDC needs to get it right the first time

October 24, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Mental health control, not gun control, is the way to curb violence

October 23, 2014 Thoughtful Americans understand new controls on gun ownership are not the way to curtail mass violence such as that occurring all too frequently in the United States. more »»

‘War on Coal’ costs seniors more than most

October 22, 2014 Older Americans, especially those living on fixed incomes, will be hurt badly if the Environmental Protection Agency is allowed to continue its campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

The irresponsible president becomes even more so

October 21, 2014 In what may be the most irresponsible act of his tenure, President Barack Obama has appointed a political hack to lead the fight against Ebola. more »»

Devil is in the details with Ebola

October 20, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»

With threats that face America, now is no time for politics

October 18, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concer. more »»

Voters need to demand a stop to unnecessary regulations

October 17, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

It’s time to take another look at failed strategy for combating ISIS

October 16, 2014 U.S. policy aimed at destroying the Islamic State terrorist army isn’t even containing it, as was President Barack Obama’s original goal. more »»

Good luck, rather than good planning has kept Ebola at bay in America

October 15, 2014 It appears Americans will escape the most devastating consequences of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Just one person has died of the disease in the United State. more »»

‘SWEET Act’ is just plain sour

October 14, 2014 Put down those Gummi Bears, spit out that soda and forget about the Ben & Jerry's — the feds don't like you eating that kind of stuf. more »»

Mistakes made in Iraq should not be repeated

October 13, 2014 With headlines about Ebola, the Secret Service and Islamic State terrorists monopolizing the news, some Americans may have missed an extraordinarily significant report this week. On Tuesday, U.S. more »»

‘Cyber snow days’ seems like idea worth looking into

October 11, 2014 Pennsylvania school districts may have miles to go before they can get credit for "cyber snow days" — a novel way of doing supervised classwork at home when bad weather closes schools — but the... more »»

Protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot

October 10, 2014 Concern about exotic diseases is high because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. News a Liberian man visiting Texas had brought Ebola here heightened the worry among many American. more »»

Generosity of those in our area is truly amazing

October 9, 2014 For anyone who covers the news for a living, most events are easy to forget over time as “just another story.” But there are a few that stand out as ones we will never forget. more »»



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