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Paranoid political hype doesn’t help

February 29, 2016 Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these... more »»

Protect tools that protect kids

February 29, 2016 To protect children from abuse, Pennsylvania needs a state-of-the-art, well-stocked toolbox. more »»

Obama breaks law to enrich insurers

February 27, 2016 The Obama administration will tell any lie and break any law to prevent the president’s signature health program from collapsing. more »»

Obama’s unending Valentine

February 27, 2016 President Barack Obama may be a lame duck, but the press never tires of celebrating him as the first black president. more »»

Our foreign problems go beyond Iraq

February 23, 2016 We get it already. The Iraq war was a mistake. Indeed, on this point pretty much everyone agrees. Jeb Bush, the brother of the president who launched the war, has said so. more »»

Some real presidential instability

February 23, 2016 Here’s a little something to keep in mind while listening to all the presidential candidates make promises about the economy. more »»

Millennials forging way into spotlight

February 21, 2016 What are millennials thinking? Every year, Beloit College offers a glimpse with its “mindset list,” which offers dozens of single-sentence declarations to reflect the current state of the familiar... more »»

History lost on plains of Afghanistan

February 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — Several days ago, I was leafing through my old columns and found myself faced with Afghanistan. more »»

Shifting south to GOP country

February 17, 2016 Neither Iowa nor New Hampshire is really Republican country. The base of the Republican Party lives in the South and West of the United States, which is where the primary now shifts. more »»

Why women in office are important

February 14, 2016 Millennial women shouted their views with their votes in New Hampshire, where almost 80 percent of them went for Bernie Sanders. more »»

The controversial Doritos ad

February 14, 2016 In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. more »»

We can’t rely on mineral imports

February 11, 2016 As poll after poll has demonstrated, consumers want to buy “Made in the USA.” In fact, it’s a fairly obvious proposition. more »»

Oscar for stunning actress ...

February 10, 2016 We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. more »»

Is responsibility too much to want?

February 10, 2016 The law says dangerous or illegal actions have consequences. Countless U.S. more »»

Sun not shining on Manheim Twp. school leaders

February 9, 2016 A leaked audio recording of a Manheim Township school board closed-door meeting held Jan. more »»

It’s boiling down to Cruz vs. Rubio

February 9, 2016 I have, since last September, written several times that I think the 2016 campaign comes down to a race between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubi. more »»

There’s more to governing than gov’t

February 9, 2016 As the absurdity of our presidential nomination process adds daily to public cynicism about politics and government, it’s encouraging to recognize that governing is not the responsibility of... more »»

Of marching bands and phys­­­ ed

February 7, 2016 The Millard Public Schools in Omaha, Neb., will not allow its students to substitute marching band for its requirement that students take three semesters of physical education. more »»

With Iran, it’s strictly business

February 4, 2016 For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or the latest instant replay of an NFL game, the four days of meetings involving Iran’s... more »»

Fed freaks about market, needlessly

February 3, 2016 Early in the new year, on Sunday, Jan. 3, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered a hawkish speech to the American Economic Association. more »»

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