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The word “decadence” is bandied about often these days, and with just cause. It is well accepted that we live in decadent times. Those on the left fret about income inequality, as it, … more
The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the … more
How do you end generational poverty? In Pennsylvania, this question isn’t just central to the well-being of tens of thousands of families, it’s also key to restoring Rust Belt … more
The energy industry is one of the most important sectors of Pennsylvania’s economy, and it is critical that we do all that we can to ensure a diverse set of highly reliable energy sources in … more
Donald Trump has been with us as president for a year. That is enough time for us to take the measure of the man we put in charge of our politics. Up to this point it has been all politics and … more
I have been serving the residents of the 106th District for a year now, and so often I hear, “Why can’t you just get things done in Harrisburg.” While it may seem like historically … more
Pennsylvania journalists are no strangers to exposing political corruption. From the midnight pay raise to porngate, sadly our state has given members of the media ample opportunity to serve as … more
Dec. 12 was the fifth anniversary of our extended vacation in Cuenca, Ecuador, South America. After returning from a three-week October visit to Olga’s former home of Chisinau, Moldova, in … more
In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the New York Sun: “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?” The reply was, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
Some Christmas presents are a wonderful surprise, others a big disappointment. We try to be polite about the clunkers, figuring it’s the thought that counts. But the new Republican tax law … more
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