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Insurance mandate adds to cost

June 10, 2012 Sometime this month, the U.S. more »»

Each marker an example of sacrifice, courage

May 28, 2012 I wish every American could spend an hour in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. My last visit was on May 11, and like every trip, it was a profound experience. more »»

Social Security trust fund a mirage

April 24, 2012 In the debate around Social Security, much is made of the so -called “trust fund” or “lockbox,” which allegedly contains securities to partially fund future Social Security payments. more »»

Gov’t regulations not paradise

April 15, 2012 I would like to congratulate David Reingold (“No regs: It’s a wonderful lie,” March 25) for doing what statists do so well, using specific examples of private actions that have harmed consumers and... more »»

For 25 years, ‘thinking Sunday’

April 8, 2012 This weekend marks an anniversary in Mirror history. Twenty-five years ago — April 5, 1987 — we published our first Sunday edition. more »»

Getting a finger on tough call

April 1, 2012 A large part of a newspaper’s job is not only what to publish but what not to publish. more »»

No regs: It’s a wonderful lie

March 25, 2012 Clarence here. Remember me? I’m the angel who saved Jimmy Stewart from committing suicide by showing him what the world would be like without him. I’ve come back, this time to save you. more »»

Fix broken federal dairy program

March 18, 2012 Imagine a business where the price you receive for your product drops steeply, just as your costs to produce that product start to soar. more »»

Altoona had feeling for Sinatra

March 10, 2012 The annual “Night for the Mishler” was held a week ago and sold out Altoona’s grand old theater. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Steve Lippia and his band. more »»

School directors in a tough spot

February 19, 2012 Some random thoughts from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: *Though it’s a thankless and unpaid job, there are probably times when it’s fun to be a school board membe. more »»

1 percenters shouldn’t be scorned

February 12, 2012 Today there is a great deal of demagoguery around the stereotype of nameless, faceless, anonymous persons called “the one percent,” who have an undeservedly large income and share of wealth and are... more »»

Media race should be for accuracy

February 5, 2012 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: There used to be a saying “don’t believe everything you rea. more »»

Demagoguery clouds income tax debate

January 1, 2012 By Christopher Gable The president has proposed that the solution to our budget problem is that “millionaires and billionaires” pay more in income taxe. more »»

Remove Postal Service restraints

December 19, 2011 As Congress considers legislation to reform the business model of the Postal Service, it must confront a basic choice: to permit the Postal Service to function more as a business does or constrain i... more »»

PSU brass turned back on McQueary

December 17, 2011 HARRISBURG — Mike McQueary has been vilified nationally to the extent that it’s highly unlikely he’ll be coaching in college football anytime soon, if ever again. more »»

Bracing for story’s next step

December 11, 2011 By Neil Rudel It’s been five weeks since the biggest local story of our lifetime broke — the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office charging former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky... more »»

Don’t be a turkey, Christmas can wait

November 24, 2011 Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas this year is for others to stop rushing it. Every year, I feel myself getting tugged along on a holiday roller coaster I didn’t even stand in line to get on. more »»

Entitlement culture on college campuses fuels riots

November 12, 2011 “Of course we’re going to riot,” Paul Howard, a 24-year-old aerospace engineering student at Penn State University, told The New York Times. more »»

End of lion won’t overshadow greatest tenure

November 10, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Coaches at all levels know, and even joke, that they’re hired to be fired. That apparently now includes the winningest college football coach of all time. more »»

Turning BACK the clock

November 5, 2011 Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper: Be sure to set your clocks back an hour tonight. more »»

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