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Mirror touched by recent passings

June 12, 2016 The Mirror is saddened by three recent losses to its extended family. One was Ed Frank, who passed away Thursday at the age of 8. more »»

Eight is enough: Parade reveals Kane dysfunction

June 10, 2016 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been through eight spokespeople in her tenure. No. 8, Chuck Ardo, resigned last week. He served a long stint as Gov. Ed Rendell’s press secretary. more »»

Addition, not subtraction, rules politics

June 10, 2016 Having worked, as a younger man, in three losing presidential campaigns and having been lucky enough to cover the past 10 presidential campaigns as a journalist, I have been forced to learn a few... more »»

Couric more TV star than journalist

June 10, 2016 In these days of news cycles measured in minutes, if not seconds, the Katie Couric scandal may seem almost as stale as Katie Couric herself. But bear with me. more »»

New guidelines will help treat Type 2 diabetes

June 6, 2016 The American Diabetes Association and 43 other health groups endorsed new guidelines last week calling for far greater use of gastric bypass surgery to treat Type 2 diabetes, a disease already... more »»

Campaigns ignore Middle East

June 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — So the latest battle for Fallujah has begun. It was, in fact, in its 10th day last weekend. more »»

Snoop’s right: Focus on black success stories

June 6, 2016 My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the “Roots” remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that... more »»

Transparency gets deserved win

June 4, 2016 The Public Utility Commission owes the people of Pennsylvania even greater transparency than is demanded by the Right-to-Know Law. more »»

British can make EU statement

June 4, 2016 LONDON — Leaders of the campaign to end Britain’s membership in the European Union hope that this month’s referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3,... more »»

Trump wiping out America’s morals

June 4, 2016 Donald Trump is on his way to being an authority figure. Some feel he’s already there. more »»

Beer sales show how our state often lags behind

June 3, 2016 In a move hailed by many, including Gov. Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board this past week permitted nine gas stations to sell six packs of beer. more »»

Bathroom great debate: Why the fear?

June 3, 2016 This, too, shall pass from the headlines in time, but while the issue of who can legally use what public bathroom is still red-hot, here are some thoughts. more »»

Arrogance of elitists shows

June 3, 2016 White teenage unemployment is about 14 percent. That for black teenagers is about 30 percent. The labor force participation rate for white teens is 37 percent, and that for black teens is 25 percent. more »»

Crack down on Hillary’s email scheme

June 1, 2016 "Rules are made to be broken” is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton’s attitude (and Bill’s, too) about rules more than the late science-fiction... more »»

Airport services continue decline

June 1, 2016 I was about to share my own sob story, when I read that hundreds of passengers missed their flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport because of hourslong security lines. more »»

You are what you say you are

May 26, 2016 Last year, I declared myself a springbok trapped in a human body. more »»

Go away, Bernie bullies

May 26, 2016 In early August 1968, just weeks after Bobby Kennedy was killed, my father and I took a walk through the fields of my great-grandmother’s house and plotted my career. We didn’t know that the. more »»

Several errors lead to wreck

May 22, 2016 Brandon Bostian was by all accounts the sort of conscientious engineer any passenger would want in the locomotive, his professionalism and lifelong love of trains evident in earnest online posts... more »»

Bernie Sanders and racism lite

May 22, 2016 In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. more »»

Lessons from Hamilton, musical

May 22, 2016 The popularity of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolific Founding Fathers — while we wait in line for tickets. more »»

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