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Other voices: ‘Marines don’t cut and run’

PA state senator offers prospective By Devlin Robinson Watching as Afghanis clung to the sides of American transports during takeoff only to plummet to their deaths as their allies flew off, is a spectacle beyond bearing. I once fought on the very ground their falling bodies struck. I ...

Following Federal Reserve follies

Middle class wage stagnation and a widening wealth gap characterize the U.S. economy today. Our central bank, the Federal Reserve, through its interest rate policies, exacerbates these problems. Here’s why: Interest rates constitute the most important prices in our economy. The level of ...

‘Stuff’: A major part of our lives

“Stuff” is a simple five-letter word that people seldom think of or pay any attention to and never in conjunction with anything of importance. It is just “stuff.” “Stuff” can be something you put in a box to protect an item. When someone opens up the box later, he removes the ...

School masks spur state fights

As students prepare for the fall semester and COVID-19 cases tick up, school mask rules are fast becoming the latest front in the war over pandemic policy. Lawmakers are proposing state laws to govern mask policy, while angry parents pack school board meetings and clash over rules intended to ...

Restaurant owners still need help

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening in the height of summer, but a banquet room sits empty and restaurant dining rooms are only half full. The pandemic may be coming to an end soon, but the devastating effects on the hospitality industry are here to stay. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund ...

Is the ‘Thank You’ dead now?

Just in case you didn't notice, the world has changed. It's no big deal because it is continually changing if we notice or not. Many of the changes are for the better, and, as you might guess, some are for the worst. If like me, you are still waiting for a "thank you" for a gift given for ...