The Altoona Mirror Commentariesen-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 23:00:09 EDTFri, 29 Apr 2016 23:00:09 EDT's clear air in Pa. on state of air quality quality has been in the news quite a bit recently, but the quality of something you take into your body every moment of every day - the air we all breathe - doesn't seem to make waves very often. Except this month every year.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTWe've become nation of thieves month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTConvicted felons get say in Virginia to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT'Settled' consensus du jour - Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit.Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTLet's break from identity politics parties sort voters by color and gender. Though there's nothing new about promoting solidarity on the basis of genetics, it can get old really fast. One sees some utility in this brand of politicking, especially for Democrat.Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT