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Sun not shining on Manheim Twp. school leaders

February 9, 2016 A leaked audio recording of a Manheim Township school board closed-door meeting held Jan. more »»

It’s boiling down to Cruz vs. Rubio

February 9, 2016 I have, since last September, written several times that I think the 2016 campaign comes down to a race between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubi. more »»

There’s more to governing than gov’t

February 9, 2016 As the absurdity of our presidential nomination process adds daily to public cynicism about politics and government, it’s encouraging to recognize that governing is not the responsibility of... more »»

Of marching bands and phys­­­ ed

February 7, 2016 The Millard Public Schools in Omaha, Neb., will not allow its students to substitute marching band for its requirement that students take three semesters of physical education. more »»

With Iran, it’s strictly business

February 4, 2016 For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or the latest instant replay of an NFL game, the four days of meetings involving Iran’s... more »»

Fed freaks about market, needlessly

February 3, 2016 Early in the new year, on Sunday, Jan. 3, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered a hawkish speech to the American Economic Association. more »»

Juveniles and the justice system

February 3, 2016 Everyone knows youngsters aren’t mentally or emotionally equipped to make good decisions. That’s why most parents watch their teenagers like hawks. more »»

Gas guidelines a good example

February 1, 2016 There are any number of quality-of-life items Pennsylvania— midstate in particular —could brag about. Air quality ain’t one of them. So Go. more »»

Hillary enabled by CNN

February 1, 2016 Just a couple of weeks after CNN happily acquiesced to a quickly improvised “town hall” meeting for President Barack Obama to promote gun control, they once again agreed with the Democrats to... more »»

CDC dropping the ball on Zika

February 1, 2016 If you’re pregnant or planning to be, rethink your vacation plans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against travel to Puerto Rico, the U.. more »»

Cheap oil isn’t bad for environment

January 31, 2016 It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive. That would dampen the public’s craving to install solar panels and build wind turbines. more »»

BG poised to embrace digital age

January 31, 2016 In my new role as president of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, I hope to help our next generation be well prepared to succeed. more »»

More workers need a 401(k)

January 30, 2016 With the old-fashioned company pension now an endangered species, what besides Social Security will support Americans in retirement? For many, the answer is a 401(k). more »»

Give new electric cars a chance

January 30, 2016 If you live in the Mirror coverage area, chances are your knowledge of electric cars is limited. more »»

Four New Yorkers for president?

January 30, 2016 Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline. Then the place got cleaned up, and after the heroism (and stoicism) of Sept. more »»

Lesson in education insanity

January 30, 2016 Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results. more »»

Court verdict could alter presidency

January 27, 2016 It will be a monumental decision either way: One that has the potential to shape national politics and public policy for decades to come. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just about U.S. more »»

Without war, ISIS will not be destroyed

January 27, 2016 Speaker Paul Ryan’s statesmanship may just get the job don. more »»

Super (bowl) lessons for next prez

January 26, 2016 America’s attention will soon be consumed by the 50th Super Bowl. more »»

Trump’s superiority complex

January 26, 2016 There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, searing paragraph: “I have said before: It... more »»

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