The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 28 Mar 2015 18:15:48 EDTSat, 28 Mar 2015 18:15:48 EDT fighting sun rising on solar panels 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.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTPetraeus puts icing on Bibi's cake't just rely on Benjamin Netanyahu's passionate advice to Congress on his way to reelection that Iran is our archenemy. Now we have the counsel of retired general David Petraeus, who gave a remarkable interview this week to the Washington Pos.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTDiplomatic revolution facing Obama socialist government in France usually doesn't have much in common with congressional Republicans, for whom both France and socialism tend to be anathema.Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTForbidden 'diversity' at NY Times 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.Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTWhat's gone wrong with democracy? Economist magazine recently published "What's gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?" The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That's a popular misconceptio.Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT