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British are happy to be rid of EU

July 1, 2016 Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continen. more »»

The streets cannot be a home

July 1, 2016 The homeless can be scary people. They may block sidewalks, curse passers-by and aggressively demand money. Or they can be just sad. more »»

Don’t sell STEM program short

June 30, 2016 Imagine a preschool-age child walking down the stairs, proudly counting each step. “One, two, three,” that child will say. more »»

It’s always right to do right thing

June 30, 2016 Rep. John Lewis was 20 when he took his first stand. On a Tuesday in May 1960, Lewis walked into a Woolworth’s and sat down at a lunch counter for whites only. Police arrested him. more »»

The GOP’s cynical strategy

June 27, 2016 The face of America is changing very rapidly, and Republicans are reacting with a cynical and insidious attempt to hold back the future. more »»

Warning: As country, we’re overlabeled

June 27, 2016 When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: “Do not hold over people?” Must a bicycle bell be sold with the warning: “Should be installed and serviced by a professional... more »»

Obama never blamed for security

June 26, 2016 In the swing of the Donald Trump wrecking crane, President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have risen above 50 perce. more »»

Is losing election part of Trump’s plan?

June 26, 2016 What’s Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonde. more »»

Expedite strict vaccine rules

June 25, 2016 State health and education officials are right to tighten rules on vaccine requirements for public school children. Here’s the question, thoug. more »»

Logic-free zone in politics

June 25, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. more »»

Overthrow establishment, fix economy

June 25, 2016 Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that Donald “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. more »»

Trump pivots to Demascus

June 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn’t have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager. more »»

Is Trump headed for a big loss?

June 24, 2016 The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 3. more »»

Address gun violence ... but how?

June 22, 2016 Oh, the empty rhetoric that spewed from politicians in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Stop all foreign Muslims from coming to the United States. more »»

Collusion, bias in Pa. Senate

June 22, 2016 I am a survivor of child sex abuse. Last Monday, June 13, I attended a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on HB 1947, which is statute of limitation reform for child sex abuse. more »»

Home-visiting programs vital

June 20, 2016 As president and CEO of Roaring Spring Blank Book Company, we employ more than 250 employees in Blair County. more »»

Orlando helps pastor find a voice

June 20, 2016 Last Sunday started to bloom as it usually does for the Rev. Robin LaBolt, layer upon layer of her morning ritual gently unfurling. Pastor Robin, as her parishioners call her, awakened at 5:30 a.m. more »»

Tech industry shows bright future

June 20, 2016 The 2016 edition of the Bloomberg Technology Conference was, as expected, a wonderfully inspiring event. It was an opportunity to see the people and hear the ideas that are shaping our global futur. more »»

State restricting legal abortions

June 20, 2016 When is a right no longer a right? That’s a question pro-choice proponents are asking in the midst of a recent spike in never-ending efforts to dilute, undermine, chip away at and otherwise render... more »»

Economy combating malaise

June 13, 2016 Some big things continue not to jibe when it comes to the American economy. more »»

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