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Issues beyond Second Amendment

The national security importance of the Second Amendment informs the current debate. The republic’s founders saw two existential risks: an armed foreign invasion and the armed installation of a monarch from within. While the external threats were obvious, the internal threats were less ...

Here’s why gas prices will stay up

By Wayne Winegarden We’re all looking for relief from record high gas prices these days. Gas prices are the highest in United States history at a nationwide average of $4.59 as of May 19, according to AAA. Many states surpass this average with California at $6.050, Nevada at $5.224, ...

Stay calm during formula shortage

Parents and families of infants who rely on baby formula for their nutritional needs are scrambling due to the nationwide shortage. Ongoing supply chain issues from the pandemic, coupled with a recall on formula by Abbott Nutrition and the shuttering of their manufacturing plant in Michigan, ...

States should decide Roe v. Wade

Recent conversation regarding Roe v. Wade would be enlightened by placing it in an historical perspective. The founders established a small federal government subject to the will of the people. The constitution enumerated the specific powers of the federal government and specifically ...

Toll scofflaws within projections

For decades, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been a cornerstone of our economy that now provides safe travel to 500,000 customers daily. Over time, our roadway evolved to reflect customers’ needs and those of our commonwealth. When consumers were turning to electronic payments, we ...

PSU: Stop the cuts, save the programs

Penn State Altoona is facing a devastating 10% cut to the campus operating budget. These cuts will eviscerate the integrative arts program by removing faculty and cutting classes that can be taught next year. These cuts also make live performances impossible with the loss of technical faculty ...