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Where does the buck stop in Washington?

October 24, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»

Many questions yet to be answered about Obamacare

October 23, 2013 Don’t give up on the Obamacare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged Ohioans during a visit to the state last week. more »»

It’s not what we call a ‘clean’ law

October 22, 2013 After weeks of demanding a “clean” federal spending bill, President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress last week agreed to one loaded with billions of dollars in special interest spending. more »»

Raising the limit limit

October 19, 2013 We drive the interstates frequently. There are sections, for example, of Interstate 81 where, as soon as you enter the highway from the on-ramp, you feel like you're in a NASCAR race. more »»

Economic growth the bright spot of Corbett's tenure

October 18, 2013 In many political circles, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is viewed as vulnerable in next year's electio. more »»

Political signs should be left alone

October 17, 2013 Seeing the number of political yard signs increase is one of the surest signs — pun fully intended — that an election is nearing. This year is no different. more »»

Shutdown shows what really counts

October 16, 2013 How’s this for not keeping your priorities straight: If the so-called government shutdown continues, disability benefits for about 3. more »»

Take a look at how this was handled

October 15, 2013 During a partial shutdown of the government, there isn’t enough money to keep national parks open, but federal wildlife areas can be opened to waterfowl hunting. more »»

Al-Qaida leader capture in Libya illustrates shortfall

October 14, 2013 U.S. special forces’ capture of a notorious al-Qaida leader in Libya has been hailed as a coup in the war against terrorists. more »»

War on coal is forcing utilities higher and higher

October 11, 2013 One wonders, sometimes, whether President Barack Obama and others involved in his vendetta against the coal industry pay any attention to their own administration’s energy forecasts. more »»

Pirates finally reward fans for their loyalty

October 11, 2013 No fan base of any sports team anywhere has ever had to endure what fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates had to go through the last 20 years. There was no hope. There was no “wait ‘til next year. more »»

Caving in on the debt ceiling won’t solve the problem

October 10, 2013 As the partial shutdown of the government collides with an alleged deadline for raising the debt limit, the tap dance goes something like this: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives... more »»

Common sense is also ‘shut down’ in Washington, D.C.

October 9, 2013 Part of the reason so many Americans are fed up with government in general is that too often, bureaucrats display a complete lack of common sense. During World War II, Joe McGrain of Rochester, N.. more »»

The ‘shutdown’ and scoring points

October 8, 2013 Last week, a group of World War II and Korean War veterans from Mississippi, having traveled to Washington, D.C. more »»

Eye to eye

October 8, 2013 more »»

Not registered? Not much time left

October 4, 2013 There’s not much time left for those who want to sign up to vote in the Nov. 5 General Election, but there is time if you are serious. Monday, Oct. 7 is the final day. more »»

Obamacare not good enough for some Americans

October 4, 2013 Liberals in Congress might have been more interested in delaying Obamacare if they and their staffs had to cope with anything like it. But they do no. more »»

Why the feds shut down the store

October 3, 2013 Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government “shut down” Tuesday morning. more »»

Can Obamacare help middle class?

October 2, 2013 For all the claims President Barack Obama and other liberals have made about helping the middle class, the new national health care law — Obamacare — is more evidence they really don’t care. more »»

 
 

 

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