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After a productive 2017-2018 session, I’m optimistic about 2019. Last session, I advanced a host of initiatives — including the breaking of a logjam on how election lines would be … more
Pennsylvania’s state budget looks an awful lot like a bucket with a hole in the bottom—taxpayers keep filling it up, but billions of dollars keep leaking out. The latest projections … more
Last year, Californians had the opportunity to get the government out of their pockets — or, more accurately, out of their gas tanks. Not completely, but it’s a start. The Golden … more
Is there anything more cliché yet warmly fulfilling than looking back at year’s end and considering all that’s transpired over the last 12 months? Hardly, I’d think, … more
Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March: “The United … more
Commentators are calling it a “Christmas miracle.” Congressional Republicans and Democrats just cooperated to pass the FIRST STEP Act, America’s most significant federal sentencing … more
The recent French demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s gasoline tax increase may have been the first such uprising, but it probably won’t be the last — in France or … more
With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, I’m reminded of 1 Peter 4:4: “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your … more
How are you doing right now? Stressed? I bet! There’s only six days until Christmas. Imagine how I feel. As a faculty member at a university, you are rarely done with classes and grading … more
Aug. 27, 2026 I attended Donald Trump’s funeral today in a half-empty Washington Cathedral, curious to learn how the 45th president, who of course resigned in disgrace in 2019, would be … more
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