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Fed should let middle class prosper

January 13, 2016 The Dow Jones lost over 1,000 points this week. It’s down 9 percent over the past year. The broader S&P 500 also got clobbered, and is down 7 percent in the past yea. more »»

Ruth J. Edwards-Weaver

January 13, 2016 Ruth J. Edwards-Weaver, 97, Huntingdon, formerly of Saxton and Georgia, died Sunday. She was born in Bakers Summit, daughter of Daniel Asberry and Cecelia (Mock) Snyder. more »»

Is showtime finally over?

January 13, 2016 “Establishment Presidential Candidates Battle to End Flirtation With Outsiders.” That Wall Street Journal headline sums up the race for the Republican nomination less a month before the Iowa caucuses. more »»

F. Louise Fornwalt

January 13, 2016 Fredda Louise Fornwalt, 89, a resident of West Haven Manor, Apollo, formerly of Spring Church and Williamsburg, passed away Monday morning at West Haven Mano. more »»

Ethel M. Wisler

January 13, 2016 Ethel M. Wisler, 85, Martinsburg, died unexpectedly Monday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove following an extended illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late William and S. more »»

Herman L. ‘Herm’ Marine

January 13, 2016 Herman Leroy “Herm” Marine, 78, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona with his loving family by his side. He was born in Rasor, Tenn., son of the late Edgar and Pearl (Reagan) Marine. more »»

Kathleen E. Stock

January 13, 2016 Kathleen E. Stock, 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a brief illness. more »»

Robert Louis Weiss Sr.

January 13, 2016 Robert Louis Weiss Sr., 92, Duncansville, died Sunday The Winds at Mattern Orchard. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Edward and Margaret (Butt) Weiss. more »»

Tessie Lynn Weibley

January 13, 2016 Tessie Lynn Weibley, 34, Duncansville, died Monday evening at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Annapolis, Md., daughter of Thomas and Kathy Lynn (Beck) Weibley. more »»

David B. Smith

January 13, 2016 David B. Smith, 94, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning Jan. 12, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. A complete obituary will appear at a later edition of the Mirror. more »»

Teresa M. ‘Marie’ Thalhauser

January 13, 2016 Teresa M. “Marie” Thalhauser, 90, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Alma (Quinn) Hertzog. more »»

Home-grown terror requires local response

January 12, 2016 Three cases of home-grown terrorism in the past month — including one in Harrisburg — point to the need for street-level vigilance. more »»

Bettors know better than pundits

January 12, 2016 Want to know who the next president will be? Don’t trust polls or pundits. Betting odds at are the best predictor of who will win any election. more »»

There’s danger of ‘right’ to live on the streets

January 12, 2016 Across the United States, temperatures are plunging, making it deadly for the homeless who refuse to go into shelters. Each year, hundreds of these vagrants die from exposure on the streets. more »»

Media selective in reporting polls

January 10, 2016 Network news outlets conduct their own polls. They also bury the poll results when they don’t like them. On PBS on Jan. 1, liberal pundit Mark Shields brought some very bad news for the left. more »»

Obama’s ‘emotional blackmail’

January 10, 2016 The tyrant cries. more »»

Proxy voting has pitfalls in Pennsylvania

January 8, 2016 As if Pennsylvania’s long-overdue budget weren’t controversial enough, now two “ghost votes” for the stopgap spending plan have come under fire. Rightly so. more »»

Money flow not problem for Carson

January 8, 2016 As it has for months, Ben Carson’s campaign is raising a lot of money. more »»

Term ‘neocon’ has run its course

January 8, 2016 In interviews and on the stump, Sen. more »»

Will Mideast allies drag us into war?

January 6, 2016 The New Year’s execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation. more »»

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