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September 2, 2015 Imagine if there were a way to save taxpayer money, fulfill an important role of government with far greater accuracy and efficiency and bring about increased participation in our democrac. more »»

For Catholic education, a new era

September 1, 2015 A new era is dawning for Catholic education in the Altoona area. more »»

Heroin epidemic needs focus

September 1, 2015 Steve was guest-hosting “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR recently, and the topic was the nationwide upsurge in heroin addiction. The first caller was Stacy from New Albany, Indiana. more »»

Diocese must prioritize education

August 31, 2015 Over the past year, the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has put families, students, teachers and staff at their Blair County Catholic schools through an emotional and spiritual ringer over the pending... more »»

Carter’s spirituality brings peace

August 27, 2015 When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well. more »»

On immigration, pander to Trump

August 27, 2015 Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration. more »»

Don’t dismiss ‘outsider’ candidate

August 26, 2015 “There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear” said Buffalo Springfield GOP. In my view, it already has happened in local state Senate and House elections. more »»

Artists of courtroom earn kudos

August 26, 2015 In the wake of “Deflategate” (or whatever they’re calling the controversy surrounding New England quarterback Tom Brady these days) and then “Sketchgate,” I think it’s time to speak up for courtroom... more »»

Honoring Ike with monstrosity

August 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — We could wearily shrug, say “Oh, well,” and economize waste and annoyance by just building the proposed $142 million Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. more »»

New Orleans still fighting over the education of its students

August 23, 2015 Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans — Cokie’s hometown — breaking the levees and damaging or destroying almost all of the city’s already dilapidated and disgraceful public... more »»

It’s been summer of discontent

August 21, 2015 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going righ. more »»

Example of tackling entitlement

August 21, 2015 NFL quarterbacks fear Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harriso. more »»

Big tax increases not good for PA

August 20, 2015 With the 2015-16 fiscal year underway without a state spending plan in place, Pennsylvania is reverting back to the old days of budget impasses and standoffs. more »»

Will computer take fall for Hillary?

August 19, 2015 It happened sooner than even the doomsayers predicted. The era of artificial intelligence is here. A computer has become self-aware, a moral agent responsible for its own actions. more »»

Voter suppression hides in gray

August 18, 2015 The students at Miami Central Senior High frustrated me, and I frustrated them. more »»

It’s always conservatives vs. ‘real world’

August 18, 2015 As she runs to hold on to her base against an openly declared socialist in the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton is declaring she intends to go even further than President Obama and his radica... more »»

Bombastic Trump missing Nixon savvy

August 13, 2015 John P. Sears, before he was manager of Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, had spent the years from 1965 through 1970 working as a top political aide to Richard M. Nixon. more »»

State’s nursing homes effective

August 11, 2015 For Pennsylvania nursing homes, no good deed goes unpunished. more »»

Liberal debaters no match for Levin

August 10, 2015 Arrogant liberal journalists naturally assume that conservative talk radio only succeeds in making Americans dumber. They reach this conclusion by avoiding conservative talk radio entirely. more »»

Ethical hunters still stung

August 10, 2015 BOZEMAN, Mont. — That picture of Cecil the lion’s corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastly. more »»

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