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Often, there’s no sensible middle

April 20, 2015 Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, “demonstrating” that global warming isn’t even happenin. more »»

‘Little Boy’: A classic modern film

April 20, 2015 There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. “Little Boy,” in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. more »»

Mirror, Moose lose a pillar

April 19, 2015 The Mirror has a heavy heart this weekend. more »»

On Iran, tougher sanctions needed on

April 15, 2015 If recent news accounts are to be believed, the framework of agreement between the U.S. and Iran is on the rocks. more »»

Purveyors of ‘revenge porn’ getting justice

April 15, 2015 Can I get a high-five and a hallelujah for the California judge who recently sentenced cyber-criminal Kevin Bollaert to 18 years behind bars? Finally, at least some of the smarmy creatures who... more »»

Death penalty opponents face awkward spot

April 14, 2015 How about now? Are you in favor of the death penalty now? I ask because the preferred argument from opponents of the death penalty is doubt: We can never be sure; look at all of the people released... more »»

Frontrunners vs. long shots

April 14, 2015 “I could’ve been a contender,” is one of Hollywood’s most famous lines, said by Marlon Brando, playing a boxer in “On the Waterfront. more »»

Religious freedom debate flawed

April 8, 2015 By Kathrine Muller Currently in the news there has been much controversy regarding legislation that would allow discriminatory practices against gays and lesbian. more »»

Casino industry important to PA

April 8, 2015 The Pennsylvania Casino Industry provides a significant amount of tax revenues for state, county and local budgets. more »»

The Iran framework is for fools

April 8, 2015 Too bad the “framework” of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn’t come four days earlier on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more appropriate. more »»

Population growth doesn’t have to hurt

April 7, 2015 Judging by comments made online, many are concerned that Lancaster County’s expected growth will lead to sprawling development. more »»

Endorsing need for naloxone

April 7, 2015 In too many areas of our state, the disease of addiction has devastating impacts that reverberate across community health, public safety and quality of life in Pennsylvania neighborhoods. more »»

America’s corporate bootleggers

April 7, 2015 I recently highlighted an important book that describes how politics really works. more »»

We need to start heeding Reagan

April 7, 2015 It was not a pretty sight. more »»

Retiring custodian piled up goodwill

April 5, 2015 The Mirror has been blessed — how’s that for an appropriate verb today? — with wonderful staff continuity since our inception in 1874. more »»

Cleaning up East Liberty is a good step

April 4, 2015 Can a real estate company be as effective as the police at controlling crime in a blighted community? The transformation of East Liberty suggests so. more »»

Monica Lewinsky lectures America

April 4, 2015 TED Talks are a hot liberal video series. The 20-minute talks, usually taped in Vancouver, have become such a viral force on the Internet that NPR now has a weekly “TED Radio Hour. more »»

Act 89 is a good bill, but ...

April 2, 2015 Having spent a worklife in the highway construction business, I was pleased with the initiative of the Pennsylvania Legislature to pass Act 89, The Transportation Funding Bill of 2013. more »»

Too many liberals trash liberal arts

April 2, 2015 An op-ed piece titled “Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts” appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. more »»

Security vs. privacy: how debate changes

April 2, 2015 The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors’ notes found at his home. more »»

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