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A close encounter with Mr. Stinky

Recently my wife, Sandy, and our neighbor, Kim, planned a “girl’s night out” before the summer evenings cooled. It was pretty low key when you consider it was to be held on our patio and Kim lived next door. The menu consisted of a bottle of wine and “girl talk.” They got settled ...

Workers, labor takes spotlight amid ‘Striketober’ demonstrations

With strikes already underway in Pennsylvania and tens of thousands more workers preparing to walk off across the country, organized labor is drawing renewed attention — including in Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg. Shifting economic conditions through the coronavirus pandemic have spurred ...

Legislating from bench … or not?

The American Revolution occurred because the people objected to the autocratic rule of the distant King of England. The founders wanted a limited federal government, subject to the will of the people. They selected a republic with a unique structure designed to stand the test of time. To ...

Taxpayers deserve charter reform

It’s hard to turn on the TV or radio these days and not see some sort of advertisement for a cyber charter school. The ads are all quick to point out that they are public schools and parents can have their child attend at no cost to them. While this is absolutely true, what the ads don’t ...

Time to get the Trump vaccine

Former President Donald Trump deserves the credit. Through Operation Warp Speed, he cattleprodded the pharmaceutical industry to produce a vaccine to combat the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease that it causes. His effort succeeded spectacularly. In record time, Pfizer, Moderna and ...

Congress should lower drug costs

In Congress, policy negotiations often center on a couple questions: How much does the bill cost and how much does the bill save? But the intense focus on these numbers can have the effect of distancing members from the real-world impact on Americans. Congressional caucuses, like the Rare ...