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The plight of ‘real victim’ Jihadi John

March 7, 2015 Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. more »»

The plight of ‘real victim’ Jihadi John

March 7, 2015 Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. more »»

Internet survives weird politics

March 7, 2015 Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn’t supposed to happen. Republicans indignantly opposed regulating Internet service, currently dominated by a few cable giants. more »»

Ready or not, it’s prime time for Walker

March 6, 2015 Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin Gov. more »»

The lighter side of the crime beat

March 6, 2015 When you’re in the business of writing about crime, sometimes you need to take a break, shake your head at the human foibles that bring people to the attention of police or to the courthouse steps. more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

Pension crisis crippling state

March 4, 2015 We hear that this is the year to do pension reform in Pennsylvania. And time, as Poor Richard said, is money. more »»

Walker’s secret weapon

February 26, 2015 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has emerged as a serious contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. more »»

Silly denials of Islamic terrorism

February 26, 2015 “Could this argument be any dumber?” That’s how I began a column over a month ago in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. more »»

Vaccinations shouldn’t be optional

February 23, 2015 Vaccination is the hot topic right now. Everyone, qualified or not, is weighing in on the vaccination debate — professional organizations, physician experts, TV personalities and even politicia. more »»

Fuel for schools to climb the ladder

February 21, 2015 With Pennsylvania’s support for schools submerged at a disgraceful 45th in the nation, the commonwealth has no choice but to increase education funding. Voters said as much in November. more »»

There are no gatekeepers on Wikipedia

February 21, 2015 For years, people assumed encyclopedias had to be created by professionals. Then Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales attempted to create an encyclopedia without central planners. more »»

Time for Hillary to hit the road

February 21, 2015 In my wildest dreams, I would never suggest campaign strategy to Hillary Clinton, but in my wakeful hours, my temples pulse with ideas. more »»

Simon’s sudden death hits home

February 19, 2015 I heard the tragic news last week — on Feb. 12 — that my friend, Bob Simon, CBS News correspondent, was killed in a two-car accident on the west side of New York City. more »»

Our 911 system needs help

February 19, 2015 Each day across this country, lives are saved because a dedicated 911 operator dispatched emergency personnel to help a panicked person. more »»

Olympic pose of Vox Obama

February 18, 2015 The world will little note, nor long remember, the interview the liberal “explanatory” news site Vox conducted with President Barack Obama. more »»

Federal budget goes on autopilot

February 12, 2015 President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2016 envisions never-ending growth of federal spending. more »»

Grandma scamming industry

February 12, 2015 Ruth is a retired schoolteacher living in Indianapolis. She’s led an exciting and rewarding life as a wife and mother. more »»

Mixed Papel blessing

February 11, 2015 When the Gallup poll last asked, Pope Francis was rated favorably by 76 percent of Americans (including 78 percent of Protestants and 73 percent of those with no religious affiliation) and... more »»

‘Sniper’ makes a logical argument

February 11, 2015 Where is Chris Kyle when you need him? The late hero of the movie “American Sniper” made no apology for killing as many members of al-Qaida in Iraq, the precursor of ISIS, as he could get in his... more »»

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