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Gas guidelines a good example

February 1, 2016 There are any number of quality-of-life items Pennsylvania— midstate in particular —could brag about. Air quality ain’t one of them. So Go. more »»

Hillary enabled by CNN

February 1, 2016 Just a couple of weeks after CNN happily acquiesced to a quickly improvised “town hall” meeting for President Barack Obama to promote gun control, they once again agreed with the Democrats to... more »»

CDC dropping the ball on Zika

February 1, 2016 If you’re pregnant or planning to be, rethink your vacation plans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against travel to Puerto Rico, the U.. more »»

Cheap oil isn’t bad for environment

January 31, 2016 It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive. That would dampen the public’s craving to install solar panels and build wind turbines. more »»

BG poised to embrace digital age

January 31, 2016 In my new role as president of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, I hope to help our next generation be well prepared to succeed. more »»

More workers need a 401(k)

January 30, 2016 With the old-fashioned company pension now an endangered species, what besides Social Security will support Americans in retirement? For many, the answer is a 401(k). more »»

Give new electric cars a chance

January 30, 2016 If you live in the Mirror coverage area, chances are your knowledge of electric cars is limited. more »»

Four New Yorkers for president?

January 30, 2016 Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline. Then the place got cleaned up, and after the heroism (and stoicism) of Sept. more »»

Lesson in education insanity

January 30, 2016 Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results. more »»

Court verdict could alter presidency

January 27, 2016 It will be a monumental decision either way: One that has the potential to shape national politics and public policy for decades to come. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just about U.S. more »»

Without war, ISIS will not be destroyed

January 27, 2016 Speaker Paul Ryan’s statesmanship may just get the job don. more »»

Super (bowl) lessons for next prez

January 26, 2016 America’s attention will soon be consumed by the 50th Super Bowl. more »»

Trump’s superiority complex

January 26, 2016 There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, searing paragraph: “I have said before: It... more »»

The flawed ascent of China

January 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. more »»

It’s time to let 18-year-olds drink

January 25, 2016 In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer. more »»

Incumbents pick flight over fight

January 22, 2016 Things have gotten so bad in the state Legislature in Harrisburg that a number of inmates are fleeing the asylum. more »»

Blacks and the Confederacy

January 22, 2016 Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. more »»

Single-payer plan is a distraction

January 22, 2016 If you’ve successfully landed on the beaches, but your forces are still taking heavy fire, what do you do? Do you concentrate on trying to hold the line and make further advances or do you sit in a... more »»

Standing ready to cooperate

January 21, 2016 What is the difference between cooperation and surrender? Nothing if your aim is to appease a bully who insists on getting his way. more »»

Does either party have winner?

January 21, 2016 After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotion. more »»

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