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Obama will push health care law no matter what

July 20, 2013 It will be easy for President Barack Obama and liberals in the Senate to overcome a House of Representatives challenge to part of the national health care law. more »»

Voter ID law on trial for lots of curious reasons

July 19, 2013 A trial is going on these days over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter identification la. more »»

Pursuit of MIAs inept, even corrupt

July 18, 2013 Beside and just below the American flag at many places where it's displayed can be seen the black and white POW/MIA banner. more »»

State system tuition hike is moderate but still a concern

July 17, 2013 There are 115,000 students in the state university system, many of them residents of our region. It will cost them more to attend college this fall again. more »»

Egypt’s troubles need not be so tough to solve

July 16, 2013 The so-called “Arab spring” has turned into a long, hot summer in Egypt — but for now, the hottest seat is in the Oval Office at the White House. more »»

Pension reform must eventually be carried out

July 13, 2013 Another budget session has come and gone without a remedy for Pennsylvania’s looming pension crisis, which threatens to rob state government’s future ability to fund needed human services programs... more »»

‘Obamacare’ should be stopped

July 12, 2013 The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” the White House version of socialized medicine for Americans, always was a train wreck about to happen. Already the law has jumped the tracks. more »»

Government needs to get out of its own way on famous Gettysburg depot

July 11, 2013 Robert E. Lee's battered army limped southward 150 years ago this month, struggling to regroup after the ordeals of Gettysburg. more »»

Lack of inspectors general disturbing

July 10, 2013 Among the true heroes of public service are men and women serving in government inspector generals’ offices. They root out waste and wrongdoing, bringing it to taxpayers’ attention. more »»

Taxpayers will foot bill for fixes to Pa. bridges, roads

July 9, 2013 Pennsylvania’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure is finally getting the attention it deserves. It’s about time. Unfortunately, that’s all it’s getting, at least for right now. more »»

Failure to budget fixes to Pa. problems lies with lawmakers

July 8, 2013 Pennsylvania has a state budget for another year. But not much else. Gov. Tom Corbett went a disheartening 0-for-3 on the three major initiatives that were supposed to accompany this budget. more »»

New NRC boss needs to meet a higher standard

July 6, 2013 Transparency will be the hallmark of her administration of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Allison MacFarlane assured U.S. more »»

Independence Day dawned amid some disquieting actions

July 5, 2013 This Independence Day broke at a time when the government is having to explain why it needs the phone records and Internet history of regular citizens, news reporters and editors and why certain... more »»

New priority should be focus on civil liberties

July 4, 2013 Basic freedoms — the ones cited in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights — were given a lot of thought by our nation’s founders. more »»

Sensible approach to student loans

July 2, 2013 The average U.S. college student walks off campus with about $26,500 in student loan debt, much of it in government-subsidized low-interest loans. more »»

Obama disregards casualties of his ‘war on coal’

July 1, 2013 President Barack Obama is intelligent enough to understand what his declaration of war on the coal industry will mean to tens of millions of Americans. more »»

IRS officialIRS officials need to deal with truths need to deal with truth

June 28, 2013 Among the most upsetting aspects of the Internal Revenue Service scandal is that participants in harassing organizations based on their political ideals do not seem to recognize they did anything... more »»

Let voters decide judge retirements

June 28, 2013 The state Supreme Court issued a 6-0 ruling Monday dismissing a challenge to the state's mandatory retirement age of 70 for Pennsylvania judges. Good. more »»

Time to take back precious freedoms

June 27, 2013 Virtually every time a totalitarian regime has subjugated its own people, the process began by warning them dire consequences would result if the government was not permitted to take small steps to... more »»



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