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The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat … more
In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that … more
“Drain the Swamp,” along with “Build the Wall” and “Lock Her Up,” were and still are the battle cry of the Donald Trump political rallies.  Use of the … more
The “luck of the Irish” is a phrase often heard around St. Patrick’s Day. What does that mean and what do you do if you’re not Irish? According to Edward T. … more
As a newspaper reader, advertiser or member of the community, your source of local, regional and national news and information is being threatened by the proposed newspaper tariffs on the import of … more
Quality research was an important goal of mine when I was advocating to bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. That’s why I was especially pleased — and strongly supported — an … more
Pennsylvanians sent me to Washington to fix the problems facing our communities. One problem I have firsthand experience with is illegal immigration. While mayor of Hazleton, I saw the … more
I am writing to follow up on what I wrote several weeks ago regarding the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and how to protect our school children. Unfortunately, another school shooting took … more
John Glenn was an American hero. We don’t have many of those anymore. In a day and age where we tear down people as quickly as we build them up, he might be one of our last. I cried a few tears Thursday when the news came that he had died, … more
  More than half of America’s nuclear power plants face a financial crisis. Collectively, these plants lose nearly $3 billion a year. They haven’t been able to compete with power … more
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