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King Dollar naysayer nonsense

March 20, 2015 Despite the conventional criticisms of the financial commentariat, both theory and evidence argue for a strong, stable and reliable currency as a crucial channel to prosperity. more »»

Scotch-Irish are invisible Irish

March 17, 2015 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the invisible Irish, the Scotch-Irish. more »»

Court won’t decide fate of Obamacare

March 17, 2015 There has been a lot of discussion lately about whether the Supreme Court will save or destroy the president’s health care law, known to many as Obamacare. more »»

Charter schools provide option

March 14, 2015 Over the last several years, I have witnessed first-hand the contentious debate regarding charter schools across Pennsylvania. more »»

Obamacare: angry with, angry without

March 12, 2015 Obamacare supporters are praying that the Supreme Court won’t chop down a main pillar of the Affordable Care Act — but not so fervently, one suspects, as the politicians who’ve been demanding the... more »»

Blacks need to follow peer success

March 12, 2015 I liked the movie “Selma,” though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced “hands up, don’t shoot,” a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a... more »»

Debate on climate has it all wrong

March 11, 2015 “But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” said President Barack Obama in his 2014 State of the Union address. more »»

In grief, Rice’s mother stands alone

March 11, 2015 Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at last week’s news conference, she still seems so alone. more »»

Since when do rules not apply?

March 10, 2015 Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average America. more »»

Lower fares no substitute for wages

March 10, 2015 The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. more »»

Hillary cover-up clouds democracy

March 8, 2015 On Monday, The New York Times reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never — not once — used her official State Department email address for her official communication. more »»

Now what else do you have?

March 7, 2015 State Rep. more »»

The plight of ‘real victim’ Jihadi John

March 7, 2015 Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. more »»

The plight of ‘real victim’ Jihadi John

March 7, 2015 Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. more »»

Internet survives weird politics

March 7, 2015 Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn’t supposed to happen. Republicans indignantly opposed regulating Internet service, currently dominated by a few cable giants. more »»

Ready or not, it’s prime time for Walker

March 6, 2015 Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin Gov. more »»

The lighter side of the crime beat

March 6, 2015 When you’re in the business of writing about crime, sometimes you need to take a break, shake your head at the human foibles that bring people to the attention of police or to the courthouse steps. more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

Pension crisis crippling state

March 4, 2015 We hear that this is the year to do pension reform in Pennsylvania. And time, as Poor Richard said, is money. more »»

Walker’s secret weapon

February 26, 2015 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has emerged as a serious contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. more »»

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