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Poverty numbers crying shame

October 15, 2015 With no prompting, the stranger standing next to you in line will volunteer, after checking his pedometer, how many steps he has already taken today, as well as how many miles per gallon his hybrid... more »»

Memo for Paul Ryan: Don’t do it

October 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The worst job in the world, it turns out, isn’t the U.S. presidency but speaker of the House of Representatives. “It’s where you go to die,” as one veteran Hill watcher put it. more »»

Wolf’s batting average sinking

October 13, 2015 If you’re a baseball fan like I am, you love a close game. The pressure is on, and the crowd is on the edge of their seats. That was the state budget scenario last week when the House voted on Gov. more »»

Scores set new benchmarks, expectations

October 12, 2015 Critical thinking and problem-solving. Those are two key elements behind Common Core standards ... you know, those educational assessment standards and tests despised by most peopl. more »»

US, Russia are repeating the past in Syria

October 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Just about anyone who has been reading about the doom-ridden events in the Middle East this fall would know by now that the millions of American dollars provided to train a “moderate... more »»

IRS director should be impeached

October 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — “Look,” wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, “my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best. He should (have) let the (S)outh go. more »»

Fantasy sports business could aid state casinos

October 9, 2015 We have an amazing patchwork of gambling laws in this country from state to state, made only more complicated by the potential for online gaming. more »»

Gun-show loophole doesn’t exist

October 9, 2015 Hillary Clinton has a new gun agenda that is the same as the old gun agenda. more »»

Social media has role in mass murders

October 9, 2015 The first details about the mass killer at the community college in Roseburg, Ore., were that he was a young man, lonely and full of hate. Of course he was. They all are. more »»

Social media has role in mass murders

October 8, 2015 The first details about the mass killer at the community college in Roseburg, Ore., were that he was a young man, lonely and full of hate. Of course he was. They all are. more »»

A strong dose of the ugly truth

October 7, 2015 Political Washington just got a welcome dose of refreshing candor. more »»

Putin cuts president down to size

October 7, 2015 If the humiliation of the Obama administration continues at this rate, you should expect to see Secretary of State John Kerry on all fours at the United Nations soon, getting paddled by the Russian... more »»

State needs diverse procurement

October 6, 2015 For decades now, our state government has wrestled with the challenging problem of how we spend your hard-earned tax dollars. more »»

Remember wisdom of Coolidge

October 6, 2015 The White House Historical Association is promoting a Christmas ornament honoring our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. more »»

Upgrades overmatch Poland’s high-speed rail plans

October 5, 2015 “The great visionary projects, we leave for the future,” Poland’s new transportation minister announced in 2011, halting the high-speed rail plans that began in 2007. more »»

Pennsylvania needs to fix its email rules

October 5, 2015 No one in Pennsylvania’s government routinely would destroy paper correspondence about important public business just a few days after receiving it. more »»

Immigration will remain on rise

October 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Seldom, even in this wordy city, does one word dominate political life so. more »»

Local legislators challenge Wolf

October 1, 2015 Editor’s note:?The following was written by state Rep. Judy Ward, R-Hollidaysburg, state Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and state Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair. more »»

‘People’s pope’ leaves message for a lifetime

September 29, 2015 His Holiness Pope Francis left Washington, D.C., and this town was, at least momentarily, transformed with excitement, positivity, hope, even joy. more »»

‘Clock boy’ and PC tendencies

September 29, 2015 A Muslim 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed recently made national news after being detained by police for bringing a deconstructed clock to his Texas school. The clock, to inexpert eyes, looked like a bom. more »»

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