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New Year’s should be ‘labor’ of love

August 25, 2016 As regular readers may remember, I have long insisted that Jan. more »»

Manafort: ‘To Russia, with love’

August 25, 2016 So much for the old accusation that the Republican Party has a “Cold War mentality.” Or if it still does, it has switched sides. more »»

State cops’ exodus raises flags

August 24, 2016 The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association has posted bright flags warning of a potentially devastating trooper retirement tsunami looming just over the horizon. more »»

Better days are here already

August 23, 2016 The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school. more »»

Black vote needs more attention

August 23, 2016 Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial issues is... more »»

Sheriff in Wisconsin speaks truth

August 22, 2016 Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrit. more »»

GOP can help escape Obamacare

August 22, 2016 “You get what you pay for,” the adage goes. Not with the Affordable Care Act. When open enrollment starts No. more »»

Poll: Future common sense gun controls

August 19, 2016 Ninety percent. That’s how many young American adults support both background checks for all gun sales and sterner penalties for breaking gun laws already on the books. Ninety percent. more »»

Past can teach us lessons

August 19, 2016 While we shouldn’t live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. more »»

Insanity once more: Clinton plan

August 19, 2016 Contrast between candidates couldn’t be more clear Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. more »»

Forgotten, manipulated voting block

August 17, 2016 Have you decided who you will vote for in the upcoming presidential election — or whether you’ll vote at all? As you ponder, realize nearly 6 million Americans will not be allowed to vote this... more »»

Boredom gives edge to Hillary

August 17, 2016 Donald Trump’s supporters complain that the media is fixated on the billionaire’s wild and crazy campaign while ignoring or at least downplaying Hillary Clinton’s gaffes, missteps and outright... more »»

Illinois best exemplifies our fiscal foolishness

August 16, 2016 CHICAGO — Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican Go. more »»

Trump: the entertainment candidate

August 16, 2016 Donald Trump is running a top-notch campaign to be a conservative media celebrit. more »»

Brighter days may be beyond Brazil’s troubles

August 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s hard to erase the “Walking Dead” stories leading up to the Summer Olympics in Brazil. more »»

The third coming of Ben-Hur

August 12, 2016 Since Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” grossed more than $600 million worldwide, Hollywood has slowly begun to look at faith-based movies as a way to fatten their bottom... more »»

Endless decline of civility

August 11, 2016 One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I’d like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people. more »»

The ransom that dare not speak

August 11, 2016 It’s funny how coincidences work. In 2010, as much as $7 million was dropped on the deck of the Maran Centaurus, an oil tanker captured by Somali pirates, and the brigands happened to free the cr. more »»

Increased cigarette tax could benefit

August 9, 2016 After World War II, when cheese and butter were still prized commodities and men would pawn their Sunday suits after wearing them to church, there was at least one commodity in Britain that was... more »»

A brief history lesson

August 9, 2016 As World War II wound down, the Allied forces advanced on Berlin from two directions. The Americans, British and French resistance advanced from the west, and Russia from the east. more »»

To floss or not? There’s no question

August 9, 2016 It’s hard to believe that in 2016 we get a media blast against flossing your teet. more »»


Open House at Boogersburg Schoolhouse August 28, 2016

Go “back to school” 19th century style at Boogersburg One Room School, built in 1877 by Moses Thompson, and open until 1952. From a wooden desk, learn using soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers will instruct you in spelling, mental math, and interactive activities, followed by recess games. more »

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