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More to politics than money and polling

October 27, 2015 Much of what the American press covers in political campaigns is the daily horse race of polling and — every three months — the campaign finance numbers. more »»

Wolf budget good path for Pa.

October 27, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget rebuilds the middle class in Pennsylvania by prioritizing jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works. more »»

State board of education marked absent

October 26, 2015 If you ever wondered what the Pennsylvania Board of Education does, the answer is ... not much. Not much at all, according to a critical report by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. more »»

Benghazi, ‘untrustable’ Hillary

October 26, 2015 Kevin McCarthy was factually right — if grammatically and politically wrong — when he told Sean Hannity that the House’s Benghazi committee demonstrated Hillary Clinton was “untrustable. more »»

Winning flats and hitting walls

October 26, 2015 Watching a presidential debate is a bit like watching a NASCAR race: Folks want to see who wins the flag, but they also want to see who hits the wall. And boy, are they tuning in. more »»

Meeting of unlike minds

October 22, 2015 When President Barack Obama meets in Washington Nov. 9 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I would imagine Netanyahu’s main concern will be to find out exactly what the U.S. more »»

Stalker provides alarming warning

October 22, 2015 “I am a potential mass shooter. ...” That chilling line was written to me by my on-again, off-again cyber-stalker. more »»

New history on Reagan’s ‘Last Act’

October 21, 2015 Craig Shirley has already written two terrific history books about Ronald Reagan, chronicling the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns. more »»

Clinton owes GOP gratitude

October 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi pinata... more »»

Hollywood can’t handle the truth

October 16, 2015 There are many things that real people do to become the subject of sympathetic movies. Make a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River with a disabled passenger jet full of passenger. more »»

For GOP, things could get worse

October 16, 2015 Yes, the House Republican conference is stunned and confused after the withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from the speaker’s race. more »»

Poverty numbers crying shame

October 15, 2015 With no prompting, the stranger standing next to you in line will volunteer, after checking his pedometer, how many steps he has already taken today, as well as how many miles per gallon his hybrid... more »»

Memo for Paul Ryan: Don’t do it

October 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The worst job in the world, it turns out, isn’t the U.S. presidency but speaker of the House of Representatives. “It’s where you go to die,” as one veteran Hill watcher put it. more »»

Wolf’s batting average sinking

October 13, 2015 If you’re a baseball fan like I am, you love a close game. The pressure is on, and the crowd is on the edge of their seats. That was the state budget scenario last week when the House voted on Gov. more »»

Scores set new benchmarks, expectations

October 12, 2015 Critical thinking and problem-solving. Those are two key elements behind Common Core standards ... you know, those educational assessment standards and tests despised by most peopl. more »»

US, Russia are repeating the past in Syria

October 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Just about anyone who has been reading about the doom-ridden events in the Middle East this fall would know by now that the millions of American dollars provided to train a “moderate... more »»

IRS director should be impeached

October 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — “Look,” wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, “my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best. He should (have) let the (S)outh go. more »»

Fantasy sports business could aid state casinos

October 9, 2015 We have an amazing patchwork of gambling laws in this country from state to state, made only more complicated by the potential for online gaming. more »»

Gun-show loophole doesn’t exist

October 9, 2015 Hillary Clinton has a new gun agenda that is the same as the old gun agenda. more »»

Social media has role in mass murders

October 9, 2015 The first details about the mass killer at the community college in Roseburg, Ore., were that he was a young man, lonely and full of hate. Of course he was. They all are. more »»

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