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Endorsing need for naloxone

April 7, 2015 In too many areas of our state, the disease of addiction has devastating impacts that reverberate across community health, public safety and quality of life in Pennsylvania neighborhoods. more »»

America’s corporate bootleggers

April 7, 2015 I recently highlighted an important book that describes how politics really works. more »»

We need to start heeding Reagan

April 7, 2015 It was not a pretty sight. more »»

Retiring custodian piled up goodwill

April 5, 2015 The Mirror has been blessed — how’s that for an appropriate verb today? — with wonderful staff continuity since our inception in 1874. more »»

Cleaning up East Liberty is a good step

April 4, 2015 Can a real estate company be as effective as the police at controlling crime in a blighted community? The transformation of East Liberty suggests so. more »»

Monica Lewinsky lectures America

April 4, 2015 TED Talks are a hot liberal video series. The 20-minute talks, usually taped in Vancouver, have become such a viral force on the Internet that NPR now has a weekly “TED Radio Hour. more »»

Act 89 is a good bill, but ...

April 2, 2015 Having spent a worklife in the highway construction business, I was pleased with the initiative of the Pennsylvania Legislature to pass Act 89, The Transportation Funding Bill of 2013. more »»

Too many liberals trash liberal arts

April 2, 2015 An op-ed piece titled “Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts” appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. more »»

Security vs. privacy: how debate changes

April 2, 2015 The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors’ notes found at his home. more »»

Spock would have made good prez

March 31, 2015 The death of Leonard Nimoy saddened millions of Trekkies around the world (including me). But it wasn’t just Trekkies who mourned. In the past month, it has become clear that Mr. more »»

Pilots should not be villains

March 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do. more »»

Protect kids from lead poisoning

March 30, 2015 Lancaster County has the youngest population per capita in Pennsylvania. Lancaster city has one of the highest rates of children with elevated blood lead levels in the state. more »»

Remembrance of Clinton’s past

March 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclea. more »»

Finally some good news, maybe

March 30, 2015 We should have seen this coming, I suppose. We are, after all, the can-do country. more »»

No fighting sun rising on solar panels

March 27, 2015 On the average sunny day, Germany’s huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun. Guess what happened one recent morning when the sun went into eclipse. Nothing. Or close to nothing. more »»

Petraeus puts icing on Bibi’s cake

March 27, 2015 Don’t just rely on Benjamin Netanyahu’s passionate advice to Congress on his way to reelection that Iran is our archenemy. more »»

Diplomatic revolution facing Obama

March 26, 2015 The socialist government in France usually doesn’t have much in common with congressional Republicans, for whom both France and socialism tend to be anathema. more »»

Forbidden ‘diversity’ at NY Times

March 26, 2015 Sound the trumpets. The New York Times announced on March 18 that it is bringing in 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections. more »»

What’s gone wrong with democracy?

March 25, 2015 The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy ... more »»

Laughter still good medicine

March 25, 2015 “There are three things which are real,” said John F. Kennedy, “God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension, so we must do what we can with the third. more »»

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