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Court verdict could alter presidency

January 27, 2016 It will be a monumental decision either way: One that has the potential to shape national politics and public policy for decades to come. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just about U.S. more »»

Without war, ISIS will not be destroyed

January 27, 2016 Speaker Paul Ryan’s statesmanship may just get the job don. more »»

Super (bowl) lessons for next prez

January 26, 2016 America’s attention will soon be consumed by the 50th Super Bowl. more »»

Trump’s superiority complex

January 26, 2016 There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, searing paragraph: “I have said before: It... more »»

The flawed ascent of China

January 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. more »»

It’s time to let 18-year-olds drink

January 25, 2016 In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer. more »»

Incumbents pick flight over fight

January 22, 2016 Things have gotten so bad in the state Legislature in Harrisburg that a number of inmates are fleeing the asylum. more »»

Blacks and the Confederacy

January 22, 2016 Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. more »»

Single-payer plan is a distraction

January 22, 2016 If you’ve successfully landed on the beaches, but your forces are still taking heavy fire, what do you do? Do you concentrate on trying to hold the line and make further advances or do you sit in a... more »»

Standing ready to cooperate

January 21, 2016 What is the difference between cooperation and surrender? Nothing if your aim is to appease a bully who insists on getting his way. more »»

Does either party have winner?

January 21, 2016 After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotion. more »»

Haley takes righteous gamble

January 21, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. more »»

Rhetoric seldom matches reality

January 18, 2016 The one good thing about Ohio Gov. more »»

Hillary’s approval slidin’ away

January 18, 2016 “Slip slidin’ away Slip slidin’ away You know the nearer your destination The more you’re slip slidin’ away.” — Paul Simon It’s happening agai. more »»

All too often, cops’ lives put in peril

January 16, 2016 The FBI and local authorities continue to investigate whether last week’s attempted assassination of a Philadelphia police officer was a terrorist attac. more »»

Solutions to poverty not posturing

January 16, 2016 In sports, if a game plan is not working, the coach changes it. In medicine, if a course of treatment does not cure a disease, doctors try a different approach. more »»

GOP race not sticking to script

January 16, 2016 According to conventional wisdom, the GOP nominates the guy whose turn it is, while the Democrats look for a savior. more »»

What jobs that pay mean in PA

January 15, 2016 This past year, my first as secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry, I was privileged to meet with business owners and workers across Pennsylvania on a “jobs that pay” tour representing... more »»

C. Arlene Brubaker

January 13, 2016 C. Arlene (Ake) Brubaker, 92, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of South Mulberry Street, Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon following a brief illness. more »»

Robert S. Berry

January 13, 2016 Robert S. Berry, 83, Graystone Manor, Bellmeade, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Richard H. more »»

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