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Sometimes government is essential

October 31, 2014 Two years ago, President Barack Obama was striding the beaches of New Jersey and spearheading the federal response to the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Gov. more »»

 
 
 
GOP story everyone is missing

October 31, 2014 The vast majority of political journalists — and I include some of my conservative colleagues — are missing a very big stor. more »»

Midterms: Obamacare looms

October 30, 2014 Try as they might, Democrats can’t underestimate it Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm... more »»

Sacrifice more for Ebola medics

October 30, 2014 No, it was not OK that Dr. Craig Spencer ran around New York City upon his return from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. more »»

Postmortems can be premature

October 28, 2014 Grantland Rice, a popular American sportswriter of the first half of the 20th century, gave us an often-quoted homily to sportsmanship: “For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your... more »»

Wisconsin’s ‘John Doe’ backfiring

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The early morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on... more »»

Keystone Exams: no common sense

October 27, 2014 Do you remember a teacher who changed your life? One whose patience, encouragement and passion for learning stayed with you and made a difference in whom you are today? Now, do you remember a great... more »»

Prosecutors promoted for abusing power

October 27, 2014 A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America’s next Attorney General. more »»

Ebola fight is one that can be won

October 24, 2014 October brings with it a yearly epidemic that, depending on its severity, kills between 3,000 to 50,000 Americans. It’s called the flu. more »»

The fictitious war on women

October 24, 2014 DENVER — One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics. more »»

The secret weapon of Democrats

October 14, 2014 Bill Clinton campaigned in Arkansas last week, focusing on college campuses and urging students to support candidates like Mark Pryor, one of the most endangered Democrats in the Senate. more »»

Addressing the war on poverty

October 14, 2014 Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared “War on Poverty.” It sounded great to me. I was taught at Princeton, “We’re a rich country. more »»

Debates about war protocol hurt our efforts

October 1, 2014 Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can’t stop laughing. more »»

Two parties show they’re anti-choice

October 1, 2014 Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want. more »»

Elite too rich for my taste

September 24, 2014 “Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. more »»

Debunking myth about public schools

September 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. more »»

Education’s future tied to technology

September 23, 2014 In 21st-century America, hope and change comes from tech-inspired entrepreneurs. more »»

Ending life on your own terms

September 23, 2014 The low point of the Obamacare debate — and there was much probing of the floor — had to be the “death panel” charge. It was the creepiest in a volley of lies aimed at killing health care reform. more »»

Widow pledges to keep Lance Cpl.’s legacy alive

September 22, 2014 The first time I spoke to Crissie Carpenter, she had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy. more »»

Why do Americans hate America?

September 22, 2014 Follow Britain lead and ‘teach values’ After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is... more »»

Will Obama’s strategy succeed?

September 17, 2014 On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the horrific attacks on U.S. more »»

 
 

Ghost Hunt at Baker Mansion October 31, 2014

The Ghost Hunt/Birthday Party will be at Baker Mansion on Friday Oct 31st from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sylvester Baker (1825-1907) was born October 31, 1825; he would have been 189 this year. Come celebrate Sylvester’s birthday. more »

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