The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:58:37 EDTFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:58:37 EDT has reasons for optimismhttp://www.altoonamirror.com am an optimist. I believe that America's best days are still to come and today's children will live a life far better than their parents and grandparents. The vast majority of Americans are more pessimistic, and it's easy to understand why.Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTMoney won, but now what's next?http://www.altoonamirror.com's no way we didn't see this coming. Last week's 5-4 Supreme Court decision, split along partisan lines, has guaranteed that money will play an even bigger role in American politic.Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTDaughter of fallen Col.: 'My dad was important'http://www.altoonamirror.com Beth Bedgood was only 13 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. As the Twin Towers collapsed, she felt anguish for the victims and a deep sense of concern for her father, Col. Thomas Felts Sr., who had been serving in the U.S.Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTRudel: All-access launch a key stephttp://www.altoonamirror.com changes have taken place over the Mirror's 140-year history, changes that have allowed us to continue answering the bell by landing on your porch, or in a newspaper box, every single day.Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTPolitical notebook: Corbett stops, challenger dropshttp://www.altoonamirror.com after he hailed Altoona's crime-fighting efforts and stopped by the Mirror office Thursday morning, Gov. Tom Corbett appeared in Pittsburgh to cover a familiar issue: that city's status in the state's Act 47 financial-distress program.Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT