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Artists of courtroom earn kudos

August 26, 2015 In the wake of “Deflategate” (or whatever they’re calling the controversy surrounding New England quarterback Tom Brady these days) and then “Sketchgate,” I think it’s time to speak up for courtroom... more »»

Honoring Ike with monstrosity

August 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — We could wearily shrug, say “Oh, well,” and economize waste and annoyance by just building the proposed $142 million Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. more »»

New Orleans still fighting over the education of its students

August 23, 2015 Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans — Cokie’s hometown — breaking the levees and damaging or destroying almost all of the city’s already dilapidated and disgraceful public... more »»

It’s been summer of discontent

August 21, 2015 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going righ. more »»

Example of tackling entitlement

August 21, 2015 NFL quarterbacks fear Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harriso. more »»

Big tax increases not good for PA

August 20, 2015 With the 2015-16 fiscal year underway without a state spending plan in place, Pennsylvania is reverting back to the old days of budget impasses and standoffs. more »»

Will computer take fall for Hillary?

August 19, 2015 It happened sooner than even the doomsayers predicted. The era of artificial intelligence is here. A computer has become self-aware, a moral agent responsible for its own actions. more »»

Voter suppression hides in gray

August 18, 2015 The students at Miami Central Senior High frustrated me, and I frustrated them. more »»

It’s always conservatives vs. ‘real world’

August 18, 2015 As she runs to hold on to her base against an openly declared socialist in the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton is declaring she intends to go even further than President Obama and his radica... more »»

Bombastic Trump missing Nixon savvy

August 13, 2015 John P. Sears, before he was manager of Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, had spent the years from 1965 through 1970 working as a top political aide to Richard M. Nixon. more »»

State’s nursing homes effective

August 11, 2015 For Pennsylvania nursing homes, no good deed goes unpunished. more »»

Liberal debaters no match for Levin

August 10, 2015 Arrogant liberal journalists naturally assume that conservative talk radio only succeeds in making Americans dumber. They reach this conclusion by avoiding conservative talk radio entirely. more »»

Ethical hunters still stung

August 10, 2015 BOZEMAN, Mont. — That picture of Cecil the lion’s corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastly. more »»

Are we America the murderful?

August 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — When I became a journalist in the 1960s and traveled overseas, the attitudes toward the United States were uniformly admiring. more »»

Modern media, sadly, has made our presidents celebrities

August 9, 2015 Last month, President Obama visited the set of Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” for the third, and presumably final, time. Obama has set records for the most late-night talk show appearances. more »»

Lies about guns keep on coming

August 7, 2015 My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate somethin. more »»

Another British invasion

August 7, 2015 When music fans think of “the British Invasion” they are referring to ‘60s bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion. more »»

Keep Sunday hunting ban

August 4, 2015 Supporters of lifting Pennsylvania’s ban on most hunting on Sundays failed last year to overturn it in court. more »»

Uber exposes politicians as middlemen

August 4, 2015 Politicians are often accused of pandering and rarely wage public fights against things that are popular with their voters. more »»

Pa. leaders can’t be fooled twice

August 4, 2015 The Supreme Court’s ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury regulation serves as a cautionary tale to Gov. more »»

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