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Government can’t argue trust

July 31, 2015 Government is untrustworthy. more »»

 
 
 
For nation’s future, reform of prisons must be addressed

July 30, 2015 If you have seen the movie The Shawshank Redemption, you may remember that line from the scene in which the character played by Tim Robbins is about to become the victim of a brutal prison assault. more »»

Surveillance in the office: Are you target?

July 30, 2015 Is your boss spying on you? There’s a good chance. These days employers are monitoring their workers in all sorts of ways you might never have thought about. more »»

Planet Kepler-452b is out there

July 30, 2015 NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. more »»

Pennsylvania shift to 70 mph has been smooth

July 28, 2015 The data are still being sifted and analyzed, but Pennsylvania’s one-year experiment with a higher speed limit on rural stretches of interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike points to one... more »»

Obama fails to bridge partisan gap

July 28, 2015 Surely this wasn’t what Barack Obama had in mind. more »»

Rioters plaguing Denver

July 28, 2015 “All cops are bastards!” “(Screw) cops!” “This is what white supremacy looks like!” On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families... more »»

Clinton wages war on Uber

July 27, 2015 Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new “sharing economy” of businesses such as the rideshare company Uber is “raising hard questions about workplace protections. more »»

Let’s not help the terrorists

July 27, 2015 After five American soldiers were murdered in Chattanooga, Tenn., by a deranged Muslim gunman, the nation reacted with anger, shock and fear. more »»

‘Dangerous master, unruly servant’

July 22, 2015 “Government, like fire, is an unruly servant and a dangerous master. more »»

Jeb, vassals lose sight of the serfs

July 21, 2015 “In the feudal system,” The Oxford English Dictionary says, a vassal is “one holding lands from a superior on conditions of homage and allegiance. more »»

Health care hikes crony capitalism

July 21, 2015 What’s behind the huge premium increases on the Obamacare exchanges? Supporters and opponents offer wildly different explanations and theories. more »»

Massive tax increases not good for PA

July 12, 2015 The 2015-16 fiscal year is underway, and with no state spending plan in place, it seems as if we are reverting back to the old days of budget impasses and standoffs. more »»

Bragging is winning in today’s Twitter world

July 12, 2015 “So, Mom, did you tweet that you were going on ‘Meet the Press’?” No. “Did you tweet that you were going on ‘Hardball’?” No. more »»

Marriage ruling is not Roe v. Wade

July 8, 2015 After the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, some conservatives compared the issue to abortion. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council told Fox: “This is not going to go away. Just as Roe v. more »»

Sorry, but Trump has a point

July 8, 2015 You are hardly a name-brand company if you haven’t dumped Donald Trump during the past seven day. more »»

Urgency needed on Pa. codes

July 6, 2015 The state board that oversees building code regulations met at the end of May to do exactly what Harrisburg has done the past six years: nothing. more »»

Court, media and slippery sex slope

July 5, 2015 Back in 2003, the Associated Press gave serious aid and comfort to a vicious campaign against Sen. Rick Santorum over an interview he granted them dealing with the gay rights issue. more »»

Obama traveling on an awfully lonely road

July 5, 2015 Americans were perilously close to losing their right to health care when the Supreme Court offered a reprieve. more »»

Ruling unfair to Pa. farmers

July 4, 2015 Farmers across Pennsylvania were disappointed, but not at all surprised by the final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army... more »»

Michelle Obama’s evolution

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from th... more »»

 
 

BOOT CAMP for KIDS August 1, 2015

August 01 – BOOT CAMP for KIDS – A summer day camp of military instruction designed for children ages 8 to 13. Participants are assigned to platoons attending to three training stations staffed by prior service soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. more »

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  1. We wait until August to take a week’s vacation.
  2. Relaxing at the pool, which I hope continues into September.
  3. Preparing the kids -— and the parents — for the start of school.
  4. I’m counting the days until football season.
 
 
 
 

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