The Altoona Mirror Commentariesen-usWed, 24 Aug 2016 17:11:19 EDTWed, 24 Aug 2016 17:11:19 EDT days are here already annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTBlack vote needs more attention would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial issues is sufficiently rare that it must be welcomed, from...Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTSheriff in Wisconsin speaks truth up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against bank robbers, cattle rustlers and horse thieves all trying to disrupt the peace.Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTGOP can help escape Obamacare"You get what you pay for," the adage goes. Not with the Affordable Care Act. When open enrollment starts Nov. 1, the public will see they're going to be paying lots more for health insurance in 2017 and getting less.Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTPoll: Future common sense gun controls percent. That's how many young American adults support both background checks for all gun sales and sterner penalties for breaking gun laws already on the books. Ninety percen.Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT