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Insanity once more: Clinton plan

August 19, 2016 Contrast between candidates couldn’t be more clear Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. more »»

Forgotten, manipulated voting block

August 17, 2016 Have you decided who you will vote for in the upcoming presidential election — or whether you’ll vote at all? As you ponder, realize nearly 6 million Americans will not be allowed to vote this... more »»

Boredom gives edge to Hillary

August 17, 2016 Donald Trump’s supporters complain that the media is fixated on the billionaire’s wild and crazy campaign while ignoring or at least downplaying Hillary Clinton’s gaffes, missteps and outright... more »»

Illinois best exemplifies our fiscal foolishness

August 16, 2016 CHICAGO — Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican Go. more »»

Trump: the entertainment candidate

August 16, 2016 Donald Trump is running a top-notch campaign to be a conservative media celebrit. more »»

Brighter days may be beyond Brazil’s troubles

August 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s hard to erase the “Walking Dead” stories leading up to the Summer Olympics in Brazil. more »»

The third coming of Ben-Hur

August 12, 2016 Since Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” grossed more than $600 million worldwide, Hollywood has slowly begun to look at faith-based movies as a way to fatten their bottom... more »»

Endless decline of civility

August 11, 2016 One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I’d like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people. more »»

The ransom that dare not speak

August 11, 2016 It’s funny how coincidences work. In 2010, as much as $7 million was dropped on the deck of the Maran Centaurus, an oil tanker captured by Somali pirates, and the brigands happened to free the cr. more »»

Increased cigarette tax could benefit

August 9, 2016 After World War II, when cheese and butter were still prized commodities and men would pawn their Sunday suits after wearing them to church, there was at least one commodity in Britain that was... more »»

A brief history lesson

August 9, 2016 As World War II wound down, the Allied forces advanced on Berlin from two directions. The Americans, British and French resistance advanced from the west, and Russia from the east. more »»

To floss or not? There’s no question

August 9, 2016 It’s hard to believe that in 2016 we get a media blast against flossing your teet. more »»

Don’t allow ‘dad’ status for rapists

August 9, 2016 OK, ready to be outraged? Here’s the scenario: A woman says she has been raped. She makes a police report, undergoes the humiliating rape kit testing procedure and names the man she says attacked her. more »»

Sensible environmentalism at work

August 8, 2016 This month Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to have our voices heard regarding our state’s energy and economic security, for today and for the future. more »»

Trump only wants to win on his terms

August 8, 2016 Just about every Republican official and consultant has at some point wrestled with the question of whether or not Donald Trump really wants to be President of the United States. more »»

Is Trump the peace candidate?

August 5, 2016 With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton’s lost emails. more »»

Recruiting your child as a narc

August 5, 2016 Students often get in deep ... too deep This is the time of year parents start worrying about back-to-school things. more »»

Stay informed on reassessment

August 3, 2016 On behalf of the Allegheny Highland Association of Realtors, its board of directors want to encourage the public, particularly those looking to sell their homes, to become and remain an informed... more »»

Exactly what direction is new right?

August 2, 2016 The Republicans spent their week in Cleveland talking about terrorism and the lack of jobs around the countr. more »»

Trump too tangled with Russia

August 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump’s Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich,... more »»

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