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We’re all people, not citizens

August 14, 2014 Remember when Mitt Romney told a citizen, “Corporations are people, my friend”? This once-false belief was made real by Citizens United — one of the worst-ever Supreme Court decisions in recent times. more »»

Discrimination of sexuality turns to gender

August 13, 2014 “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly,” tweeted Josh Barro, a writer for the New York Time. more »»

American optimism on life support

August 13, 2014 A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. more »»

Medal of Honor recipient counting his blessings

August 11, 2014 When I asked the nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient why he enlisted less than two years after 9/11, his answer was unequivocal. more »»

A progressive with a punch

August 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — If Ohio’s senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillar... more »»

Nanny-state mindset fuels police brutality

August 9, 2014 In Florida recently, police pulled up to a young boy playing in the park and asked where his mother live. more »»

House passes thoughtful response

August 9, 2014 The situation on our southern border is a humanitarian crisis. more »»

Steps to real pension reform

August 6, 2014 Gov. Corbett and legislative leaders are bickering over pension reform. It’s a disagreement of little consequence, because the reform they want is of little consequenc. more »»

Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

August 6, 2014 Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. more »»

Anti-capitalist attitudes hurt market

August 5, 2014 I’m the underachiever in my family. My parents also produced Harvard Medical School research director Thomas Stossel. Mom called him the one who had “a real jo. more »»

One person made difference

August 5, 2014 When Cokie was a freshman at Wellesley College in 1960, she met a boy from Harvard named Marc Roberts at a political event. more »»

Indian mascots, beware

August 2, 2014 Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn’t reading USA Today. more »»

Preserve a lie or save lives?

August 2, 2014 Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and felt the familiar onslaught of what-ifs. more »»

Be tolerant of different opinions

August 1, 2014 We’re past the July 4 celebrations and the All-Star Break. NFL training camps have just started. more »»

Hamas tricks some useful idiots

August 1, 2014 Sound bites are usually meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. more »»

When will the blabbermouths wake up Dems?

July 29, 2014 It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. more »»

America needs to be policed

July 29, 2014 I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today? Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural... more »»

Why Putin is kicking Obama’s... ...

July 27, 2014 On Monday, four days after Vladimir Putin’s minions in Ukraine shot down a passenger airliner carrying 298 people, including an American citizen, President Barack Obama emerged from the White House... more »»

Pension crisis crippling Pennsylvania

July 27, 2014 Pennsylvania is in the midst of a major crisis, and it’s one that’s getting worse by the day. more »»

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