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Is losing election part of Trump’s plan?

June 26, 2016 What’s Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonde. more »»

Expedite strict vaccine rules

June 25, 2016 State health and education officials are right to tighten rules on vaccine requirements for public school children. Here’s the question, thoug. more »»

Logic-free zone in politics

June 25, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. more »»

Overthrow establishment, fix economy

June 25, 2016 Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that Donald “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. more »»

Trump pivots to Demascus

June 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn’t have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager. more »»

Is Trump headed for a big loss?

June 24, 2016 The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 3. more »»

Address gun violence ... but how?

June 22, 2016 Oh, the empty rhetoric that spewed from politicians in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Stop all foreign Muslims from coming to the United States. more »»

Collusion, bias in Pa. Senate

June 22, 2016 I am a survivor of child sex abuse. Last Monday, June 13, I attended a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on HB 1947, which is statute of limitation reform for child sex abuse. more »»

Home-visiting programs vital

June 20, 2016 As president and CEO of Roaring Spring Blank Book Company, we employ more than 250 employees in Blair County. more »»

Orlando helps pastor find a voice

June 20, 2016 Last Sunday started to bloom as it usually does for the Rev. Robin LaBolt, layer upon layer of her morning ritual gently unfurling. Pastor Robin, as her parishioners call her, awakened at 5:30 a.m. more »»

Tech industry shows bright future

June 20, 2016 The 2016 edition of the Bloomberg Technology Conference was, as expected, a wonderfully inspiring event. It was an opportunity to see the people and hear the ideas that are shaping our global futur. more »»

State restricting legal abortions

June 20, 2016 When is a right no longer a right? That’s a question pro-choice proponents are asking in the midst of a recent spike in never-ending efforts to dilute, undermine, chip away at and otherwise render... more »»

Economy combating malaise

June 13, 2016 Some big things continue not to jibe when it comes to the American economy. more »»

Builder or blabber in White House?

June 13, 2016 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen last week gave a somber assessment of the current jobs market, throwing cold water on President Barack Obama’s election-year messagin. more »»

Fair funding formula a good step

June 13, 2016 Last week, I signed a fair funding formula into law, making Pennsylvania’s system of school funding fairer and more equitable. more »»

Mirror touched by recent passings

June 12, 2016 The Mirror is saddened by three recent losses to its extended family. One was Ed Frank, who passed away Thursday at the age of 8. more »»

Eight is enough: Parade reveals Kane dysfunction

June 10, 2016 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been through eight spokespeople in her tenure. No. 8, Chuck Ardo, resigned last week. He served a long stint as Gov. Ed Rendell’s press secretary. more »»

Addition, not subtraction, rules politics

June 10, 2016 Having worked, as a younger man, in three losing presidential campaigns and having been lucky enough to cover the past 10 presidential campaigns as a journalist, I have been forced to learn a few... more »»

Couric more TV star than journalist

June 10, 2016 In these days of news cycles measured in minutes, if not seconds, the Katie Couric scandal may seem almost as stale as Katie Couric herself. But bear with me. more »»

New guidelines will help treat Type 2 diabetes

June 6, 2016 The American Diabetes Association and 43 other health groups endorsed new guidelines last week calling for far greater use of gastric bypass surgery to treat Type 2 diabetes, a disease already... more »»

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