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Go away, Bernie bullies

May 26, 2016 In early August 1968, just weeks after Bobby Kennedy was killed, my father and I took a walk through the fields of my great-grandmother’s house and plotted my career. We didn’t know that the. more »»

Several errors lead to wreck

May 22, 2016 Brandon Bostian was by all accounts the sort of conscientious engineer any passenger would want in the locomotive, his professionalism and lifelong love of trains evident in earnest online posts... more »»

Bernie Sanders and racism lite

May 22, 2016 In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. more »»

Lessons from Hamilton, musical

May 22, 2016 The popularity of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolific Founding Fathers — while we wait in line for tickets. more »»

How the Clintons cashed in

May 22, 2016 When Bill and Hillary Clinton moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were “dead broke,” said Hillary Clinton. Today, they’re worth up to $150 million. more »»

We face some grim choices

May 20, 2016 We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. more »»

Taking losses without any gains

May 20, 2016 ‘If you won’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. more »»

Ken Burns, poster boy for liberalism

May 17, 2016 "Like the amputated limb felt long after it has been cut off, I miss Trayvon Martin,” the famous orator said. more »»

Donna Brazile

May 17, 2016 Remember those Road Runner cartoons, where no matter what dirty tricks Wile E. more »»

Case exposes Capitol flaws

May 16, 2016 Regardless of whether an FBI sting against state lobbyists and legislators results in more criminal charges, it casts light on the miserable business of government as practiced at the Capitol. John H. more »»

Girls don’t need help with inner critics

May 16, 2016 The magazine Discovery Girls pitches itself as a publication that aims to help empower girls from ages 8 to 12. Much of the time, judging by its website, it manages to do just that. more »»

The rules are for breaking

May 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals. more »»

Can consent of governed be saved?

May 13, 2016 Isaiah Berlin, one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers, believed that “the central question of politics [is] the question of obedience and coercion. more »»

Case exposes Capitol flaws

May 13, 2016 Regardless of whether an FBI sting against state lobbyists and legislators results in more criminal charges, it casts light on the miserable business of government as practiced at the Capitol. John H. more »»

London mayor is voice of reason

May 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — While Donald Trump and his court were further trying to explain how they would keep every Muslim away from American borders, an important event occurred across the waters that may chang... more »»

Fighting over grandma’s estate

May 11, 2016 Would you hire someone to manage your personal affairs and finances who charged $50,599 in just three months? What if they charged $1,560 to make two phone calls to your son to discuss “dates for... more »»

Republicans owe apology to Bill Clinton

May 11, 2016 Upon arrival in Washington, DC in January of 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton found themselves in a never-ending independent counsel investigation. more »»

State’s great cover-ups continue

May 10, 2016 Did Joe know? News accounts indicate a Penn State insurer claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s head coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky. more »»

Shadow cabinet for Trump

May 10, 2016 Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more?... more »»

Pandering top Senate priority

May 7, 2016 If pandering to narrow interests could be transferred into energy, the Pennsylvania Senate majority would be a powerhouse. After Gov. more »»

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