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Sick mentality: Riot first, ask questions later

September 29, 2016 The Charlotte rioters didn’t know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified or not, and didn’t care. more »»

 
 
 
America’s ‘real’ October drama here

September 27, 2016 Ignore, if you can, the insult marathon that passes for a national election while we turn to America’s real October drama: the final chapters of our baseball season. more »»

We can we protect from lone wolves?

September 27, 2016 Here we go again. We’ve just endured more terror attacks on American soil by radicalized Muslim young men. Their faith is not mentioned here to condemn the Muslim religio. more »»

Mirror’s joke misses the mark

September 26, 2016 Regarding your recent brimstone and vinegar editorial headline “Joke’s on Philly lawyer. more »»

Tonight’s debate could be snooze fest

September 26, 2016 Thanks to the nomination of volatile reality television star Donald Trump, the tonight’s presidential debate between Trump and the soporific Hillary Clinton is widely expected to draw record number. more »»

Don’t count Trump out just yet

September 22, 2016 If you aren’t seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you aren’t paying attention. more »»

TV, Trump overhype dangers

September 22, 2016 The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event — except on the TV news channels. No one was killed, fortunately. more »»

Needs of the people

September 19, 2016 The work of police officers involves a wide range of activities. They are called to major crime scenes such as murders, but they also are called for minor incidents such as vandalism. more »»

Hillary Clinton an everywoman

September 19, 2016 Every woman in my family, from my great-grandmother to my mother, was fond of saying, “A man works from dawn till dusk, but a woman’s work is never done. more »»

Freedom, not democracy, gives power to the people

September 19, 2016 A recent headline at Vox.com claimed a new study proved federalism is a total joke. more »»

Hillary’s health is a valid issue

September 18, 2016 One of the most amusing spectacles of this election season has been the whipsawing of the loyalists. more »»

Bad teacher protection racket

September 18, 2016 Bad teachers. We’ve all had one. A Connecticut judge is ordering the state to stop spending money on teachers who can’t or won’t teach. more »»

Fight Zika, not family planning

September 16, 2016 At least two Congressional Republicans sound ready to drop a misguided fight over Planned Parenthood in the interest of fighting the deadly Zika virus. more »»

Clinton will be fine; Trump? No

September 16, 2016 A friend 15 years older than Hillary Clinton recently came down with a case of mild pneumonia that sounds just like hers. Five days later, he was on a ladder pruning trees. more »»

Listen for sounds of history

September 16, 2016 What comes to mind when you listen to the two last names of a presidential ticket spoken as one word? For example, I always thought the winning 1980-84 combination of Republicans Ronald Reagan and... more »»

America’s heroin epidemic deepens wor

September 15, 2016 It is an opioid that’s 10,000 times more potent than morphine. A minuscule dose, no bigger than a snowflake, can kill a person on contact. more »»

Hillary would rather suffer in silence

September 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — She didn’t want to say she was sick. Hillary Clinton, that is, who recently has suffered coughing fits followed Sunday by a near collapse during New York’s 9/11 memorial ceremony. more »»

Bookends are worth investment

September 12, 2016 Almost 50 years ago, a Harvard president said “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Most of us agree, “hitting the books” is important and education has intrinsic valu. more »»

Schlafly’s death reminds conservatism still matters

September 11, 2016 Phyllis Schlafly died this past week at the age of 92. I had my disagreements with the legendary conservative activist, particularly of late. more »»

Catching a loved one up on events of past 12 years

September 11, 2016 Dear Dad: I’m always sad, and a little teary, this week of the year, remembering of course that we lost you a dozen Septembers ag. more »»

Lessons by Ross Perot for today

September 8, 2016 In “Fiddler on the Roof,” the milkman Tevye imagines what life could be like in “If I Were a Rich Man. more »»

 
 

“Mysteries of the Gettysburg Cyclorama” October 4, 2016

October 04 - Central PA Civil War Round Table: “Mysteries of the Gettysburg Cyclorama” Noted author Chris Brenneman will discuss the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting by the French artist Paul Philippoteaux depicting Pickett's Charge, the climactic Confederate attack during the Battle of Gettysburg o... more »

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  1. Trump got the best of Clinton
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  4. I’m looking forward to round two.
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