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Debunking myth about public schools

September 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. more »»

Education’s future tied to technology

September 23, 2014 In 21st-century America, hope and change comes from tech-inspired entrepreneurs. more »»

Ending life on your own terms

September 23, 2014 The low point of the Obamacare debate — and there was much probing of the floor — had to be the “death panel” charge. It was the creepiest in a volley of lies aimed at killing health care reform. more »»

Widow pledges to keep Lance Cpl.’s legacy alive

September 22, 2014 The first time I spoke to Crissie Carpenter, she had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy. more »»

Why do Americans hate America?

September 22, 2014 Follow Britain lead and ‘teach values’ After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is... more »»

Will Obama’s strategy succeed?

September 17, 2014 On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the horrific attacks on U.S. more »»

President’s ‘no strategy’ strategy

September 17, 2014 President Obama addressed the nation last Wednesday night to outline his strategy for combating ISIS. more »»

Renouncing citizenship for profit

September 16, 2014 The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people with all the rights of flesh-and-bone citizens — beginning, of course, with the First Amendment right to spend unlimited amount... more »»

New law is Obama’s gift to GOP for ’16

September 16, 2014 President Obama’s health care law is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. more »»

Where is jihad pilot hiding?

September 10, 2014 Black caliphate flags flap in the open air. Islamic head-choppers wreak bloody havoc around the world. Nearly a dozen commercial airliners disappear in Libya. more »»

Lesson in celebrity is exposed

September 10, 2014 The FBI is looking into what millions of people are looking at — hacked photos of naked celebrities. more »»

State’s ‘private’ Medicaid plan better than none

September 6, 2014 After months of negotiating, the Corbett administration and the federal government have agreed on a kind of privatized Medicaid expansion for low-income Pennsylvanians. more »»

New culture brings ‘spiral of silence’

September 6, 2014 With folks yapping all day on social media — Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest — how can there be such a thing as a “spiral of silence” online? Easy. more »»

Hollywood full of hypocrisy

September 6, 2014 Did you miss Tinseltown’s latest political correctness powwow? Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show last week. more »»

Ignoring due process an injustice

September 2, 2014 Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weeping on our doorstep one night. She told a vivid tale of woe. more »»

Memo to EPA: Enough is enough

September 2, 2014 Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You’ve required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. more »»

Wife of fallen Sgt. shows her remarkable courage

September 1, 2014 August 20 marked one year since Michelle Bannar lost the love of her life. “He was many different people to me,” Michelle said about her late husband, U.S. Army Master Sgt. George Bannar. more »»

Educational program left out

September 1, 2014 Juniata College received disturbing news that funds allocated to Science in Motion have been put in Budgetary Reserve. more »»

Ferguson’s race to be wrong

August 24, 2014 The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. more »»

Climate change deniers cross line

August 20, 2014 Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. more »»

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