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Bragging is winning in today’s Twitter world

July 12, 2015 “So, Mom, did you tweet that you were going on ‘Meet the Press’?” No. “Did you tweet that you were going on ‘Hardball’?” No. more »»

Marriage ruling is not Roe v. Wade

July 8, 2015 After the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, some conservatives compared the issue to abortion. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council told Fox: “This is not going to go away. Just as Roe v. more »»

Sorry, but Trump has a point

July 8, 2015 You are hardly a name-brand company if you haven’t dumped Donald Trump during the past seven day. more »»

Urgency needed on Pa. codes

July 6, 2015 The state board that oversees building code regulations met at the end of May to do exactly what Harrisburg has done the past six years: nothing. more »»

Court, media and slippery sex slope

July 5, 2015 Back in 2003, the Associated Press gave serious aid and comfort to a vicious campaign against Sen. Rick Santorum over an interview he granted them dealing with the gay rights issue. more »»

Obama traveling on an awfully lonely road

July 5, 2015 Americans were perilously close to losing their right to health care when the Supreme Court offered a reprieve. more »»

Ruling unfair to Pa. farmers

July 4, 2015 Farmers across Pennsylvania were disappointed, but not at all surprised by the final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army... more »»

Michelle Obama’s evolution

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from th... more »»

Defining heroes vs. villains

July 4, 2015 Have you seen the new Jurassic Park movie, “Jurassic World?” It had the biggest opening of any movie in history. more »»

Both need to work together if system is to succeed

June 30, 2015 Let’s start by acknowledging that while there are some good landlords and some good tenants in the city of Altoona, they appear to be in the minority. more »»

Roberts’ doctrine damaging

June 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Although conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and... more »»

Local food is growing roots

June 29, 2015 With 304, Pennsylvania ranks among the top 10 states across the country for farmers market. more »»

Confederate flag should come down

June 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse ground. more »»

Providing (more) answers on reassessment why now, its impact, cost

June 28, 2015 Some people still ask why the county is doing a reassessment now and what its impact will be. more »»

Charleston needs time to grieve

June 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we’ve heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston,... more »»

Public can’t be in dark about TPA

June 21, 2015 After the colonists broke away from a tyrannical British monarch, the founding fathers of our country stitched together a constitution whose basic fabric was based upon a system of checks and... more »»

Best ‘present’ on Father’s Day? Be present

June 21, 2015 Sadly, too many Americans are growing up without the presence of a father. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 24 million children live in biological-absent father homes. more »»

Added gambling can’t be included in budget deal

June 20, 2015 With the June 30 state budget deadline approaching, the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf are scrambling to fill a $2.3 billion shortfall between Wolf’s proposed budget and expected revenues. more »»

China’s big hack attack

June 20, 2015 Upon hearing of the massive data breach of employee information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) — allegedly by hackers working for the Chinese government — Kay Cole James, the former... more »»

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