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Infrastructure: More than just concrete

By Thomas P. Foley and Stephanie Nycum Doliveira In the depths of the Great Depression, a new word took hold in the American lexicon. “Infrastructure” would embody an innovative approach to propelling the economy forward by hardening the ties connecting a patchwork nation. We still rely ...

UFOs still remain a mystery

When it comes to UFOs, we don’t know the right answer. The truth is still out there. And it may be out there for a while. A new federal government report on UFOs couldn’t explain 143 of 144 military aviation encounters, which the government, never one to pass up the opportunity to create ...

Big Mac inflation differs from CPI

Inflation is measured by changes in the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our Social Security, cost of living adjustments, and many other things are tied to it. Does the CPI do a good job of measuring inflation? Well, that’s debatable. Back in my ...

Plan for PA roads and state police

The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help fix our deteriorating roads and bridges while also solving the funding dilemma of the Pennsylvania State Police. The plan is so simple, and makes so much sense, that it almost surely won’t ...

Community pharmacies support structure

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our healthcare system more in the last year than during any period in modern history. And while the pandemic tested our health-care system, some of the resulting changes have been for the better. We are finally making it more convenient for patients to access ...

No reason to change election laws

Trump Vote Comparison 2016-2020 PDF The Pennsylvania General Assembly intends to take up legislation this month to roll back bipartisan laws that expanded access to the polls. One proposal would limit no-excuse absentee ballots in a state that already has some of the most restrictive ...