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Don’t sell nurse practitioners short

January 30, 2015 “The nurse practitioner will see you now.” It’s a common welcome for patients in offices around the country. When most people hear the word nurse, they think of comfort, trust and caring. more »»

Abortion bill: Right end, wrong means

January 29, 2015 As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual “March for Life,” the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that restricted abortions after 20... more »»

GOP can’t outbid for middle class

January 29, 2015 It’s too easy to label President Obama’s State of the Union as more tax-the-rich and redistribution. We know that. more »»

Hollywood’s ‘Sniper’ smearing

January 27, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper” dominated the box office race over the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of $103.5 million. more »»

Boehner’s dangerous gamble

January 27, 2015 Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognize... more »»

Don’t excuse nonvoting millennials

January 24, 2015 The recent economic crisis hit the American middle class hard. But for the youngest adults trying to gain a foothold in the good life, it’s been devastating. more »»

How about a restate of Union?

January 24, 2015 President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I’ve done is great! America is in a much better position. more »»

Outnumbered, Jews suffer under mob rule

January 23, 2015 In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I don’t particularly like that advic. more »»

The return of the war hero

January 23, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “American Sniper,” marks the return of the American war hero. more »»

Rioters by any other name

January 22, 2015 Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch the Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks for the... more »»

More to race than Clinton versus Bush

January 22, 2015 Charlie Cook, a veteran inside-the-beltway political analyst, recently wrote of a focus group discussing the 2016 presidential election. more »»

A new day and a new Congress

January 20, 2015 Jan. 6, 2015 marked a new day in Congress. On that day, the newly elected Congress took offic. more »»

National epidemic on self-esteem

January 20, 2015 A half-century ago, Russell Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, disclosed to his readers the existence of the mysterious kingmaker he called “The Great Mentioner,” who... more »»

Keystone pipeline a catechism

January 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

The gilded youth and their pain

January 19, 2015 A Hollywood-handsome Princeton grad recently shot his hedge-fund-founder father to death. The alleged reason: Thomas Gilbert Sr.’s plan to cut his allowance by $200 a month. more »»

Obamacare fueling irritation

January 13, 2015 As we enter 2015, the politics of the president’s health care law are little changed from last year or the year before, or any year since it was passed. more »»

Delegate authority, not responsibility

January 13, 2015 Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is that refreshing, if too rare, Washington type: a workhorse rather than a show horse. more »»

Bill Clinton and the company he keeps is different than self-betterment

January 11, 2015 It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, “A man is known by the company he keeps. more »»

Jeb Bush is smiling, but for how long?

January 11, 2015 Jeb Bush is starting the new year with a smile. Former Arkansas governor and, until last weekend, Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced he would “explore” running for president. more »»

We must trust those around us

January 10, 2015 Trust — society depends on it. For most of history, our ancestors lived in clans with other family members, or in small villages. Everyone pretty much knew who was trustworth. more »»

Hope survives attack in Paris

January 10, 2015 This terrible thing happened. Three hooded men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles seized a magazine newsroom in Paris and murdered many of the journalists meeting there. more »»


K-8 enrollment open house at Young Schol January 31, 2015

Enrollment Open House at Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School (YSCP), a no tuition public school for grades kindergarten to eighth grade for prospective parents and their students who might be interested in enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year. more »

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