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US should help Thailand push for civilian rule

September 21, 2015 When Thailand’s generals seized power in a coup d’etat against an elected government last year, it looked as if they intended to hand it back to elected civilians quickl. more »»

Mission to reform lives behind bars

September 21, 2015 CLEVELAND — About a mile from where the Cleveland Indians test their fans’ patience, there is a facility that expresses Ohio’s attempt to temper justice with patience. more »»

Opportunity versus outcomes

September 21, 2015 A hostile review of my new book — “Wealth, Poverty and Politics” — said, “there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable. more »»

Drivers need to be cautious; deer crossing

September 18, 2015 A deer dashing across an open meadow is a picture of grace and beauty. Those spindly legs at once project both power and frailty. more »»

Philly gets ready for the Pope

September 16, 2015 “He’s accessible. more »»

Newcomers cause issues for GOP

September 16, 2015 The key to understanding the 2016 Republican presidential primary process is recognizing how completely the GOP establishment has lost touch with reality. more »»

Parents, not gadgets, need to be teaching

September 15, 2015 It had to be a joke, a parody, I thought while reading of a new electronic gadget claiming to entice children to eat vegetables by rewarding them with video games. I’ve been taken in by less. more »»

Ethics law in Pennsylvania long overdue

September 14, 2015 Had James H. Short Jr. more »»

Climate fear puts Obama on thin ice

September 14, 2015 President Barack Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska with photographers in tow earlier this month, to send the world a message. The glacier is melting. more »»

Overdue voting option embraced

September 14, 2015 Who registers to vote during the “dog days” of August? Almost 5,000 Pennsylvanians, that’s who. As of Sept. more »»

Victims need to be shown some priority

September 12, 2015 If you need any more reason to wonder why the victims of crime in Pennsylvania scratch their head regarding the state’s restitution policies, consider the following: the Victim’s Witness Services... more »»

Generosity still has its downside

September 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — At first, the pictures from the borders of the Mediterranean Sea are nothing but heartbreaking. more »»

Rebranded Hillary just more of same

September 11, 2015 What if this is as good as it gets? You have to wonder if that’s what Hillary Clinton’s handlers are saying to each other right about now. more »»

State needs new pension plan

September 9, 2015 It would swap deep cuts in public employees’ retirement security for $300 million more to partially restore K-12 education funding eliminated from former Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2011-12 budget. more »»

Rail authority fulfilling mission

September 8, 2015 For over 30 years, the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) has been a self-sustaining engine of economic development for central Pennsylvania. more »»

Superior outsider? It’s Carson

September 8, 2015 While Jeb Bush feuds with Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others. more »»

Labor union support encouraged

September 7, 2015 Today we recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country ru. more »»

Residents must fight EPA regulations

September 5, 2015 As of Sunday, state lawmakers have exactly one year to make one of the most important decisions of their time in office: Will Pennsylvania submit an implementation plan to the Environmental... more »»

Moynihan explains GOP race

September 4, 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan — four-term U.S. more »»

Affirming Maynard’s right to die

September 4, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. more »»

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