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Our opinion: A Keystone spat

July 15, 2014 Saying there is some political disarray among the leadership of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Corbett administration is like saying that Nancy Pelosi and Ted Cruz disagree on one or two... more »»

Our opinion: Punishing complainers

July 14, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology this week. more »»

Our opinion: Playing the game

July 11, 2014 In politics — the art of keeping yourself employed by the taxpayers for as long as possible — the goal is to balance the wants and needs of different groups, while weighing the potential damage with... more »»

Our opinion: Rehabilitating a word

July 10, 2014 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Corbett don’t share Juliet Capulet’s assessment of labels. more »»

Our opinion: Shame on them

July 9, 2014 It’s not often that property crime rises to the level of revulsion, but this is one of those times. more »»

Our opinion: Dangerous ruling

July 8, 2014 National Labor Relations Board members have an opportunity to avoid making their agency look ridiculous, simple-minded and biased. They should take i. more »»

Our opinion: Celebrating equality

July 4, 2014 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit o... more »»

Our opinion: Responsible coincidence

July 2, 2014 Late Monday night the Warren County School Board and Gov. Tom Corbett were doing something very similar at the same time. They were hanging tough in the search for reasonable budgets. more »»

Our opinion: Act quickly on abuse

July 1, 2014 Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in this area tend to act immediately when they hear of children being abused. Apparently that is not the case everywhere. more »»

Our opinion: There when you need them

June 30, 2014 “Beautiful...nice people.” That was an elderly Sheffield woman’s exclamation as she climbed out of a raft manned by members of the Glade Township Volunteer Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Tea. more »»

Our opinion: Papering the hole

June 27, 2014 If you are a fan of dark humor, we direct your attention to the budget plan passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday. more »»

Our opinion: Common sense prevails

June 26, 2014 Sometimes common sense prevails. Not always, mind you, but occasionally. This is one of those times. more »»

Our opinion: The battle over radar

June 24, 2014 Once again there is an effort underway in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to allow municipal police forces to use radar to enforce speed limits. more »»

Our opinion: A giant in the forest

June 23, 2014 Nathan Welker is a giant of a man, in more ways than one. Nate — hardly anyone knows him as Nathan —is an environmental activist. more »»

Our opinion: Counterproductive regs

June 20, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort - plant more tree. more »»

Our opinion: Legislature’s parachute

June 19, 2014 Let’s hear it for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, which showed us that its members could practice frugality in the face of hard time. more »»

Our opinion: Premature alarm

June 18, 2014 An environmental group that seems to eschew the notion of multiple use that has been the keystone of management of the Allegheny National Forest for decades believes it has uncovered a smoking gun... more »»

Our opinion: Buying favor with gifts

June 16, 2014 The Pennsylvania General Assembly and the state’s legion of public officials remain among those in nine other states that are for sale. more »»

Our opinion: Kicking and picking butts

June 12, 2014 Get your butts off our sidewalk. Get them out of our garden. Get your butts out of our sight. We’re talking about cigarette butts her. more »»

Our opinion: A tough spot

June 11, 2014 As the clock ticks toward the end of the month and Pennsylvania’s budget deadline, things aren’t looking much better than they did six months ago. In fact, they are looking worse. more »»

 
 

 

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