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America needs help and it’s time to start some place

March 13, 2015 nact a flat tax immediately. Make Americans’ lives simpler. Throw out the tax code. Let poor families pay zero. more »»

Suicide: Basic right or tragic illness

March 13, 2015 By Dr. JAMES F. DRANE Death is one of the most complex and most sensitive of all topics. more »»

Herd is the word

March 12, 2015 (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of occasional articles focusing around the “Herd Mentality.” Future pieces will talk about various aspects of “The Herd” ... so stay tuned. more »»

Rape culture an exaggeration

March 12, 2015 A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand new rules to “curb campus sexual assaults. more »»

Rape culture an exaggeration

March 12, 2015 A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand new rules to “curb campus sexual assaults. more »»

Herd is the word

March 12, 2015 (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of occasional articles focusing around the “Herd Mentality.” Future pieces will talk about various aspects of “The Herd” ... so stay tuned. more »»

No Child Left Behind up for re-authorization

March 11, 2015 By HAROLD PEASE No Child left Behind (NCLB), the signature legislation of the George W. Bush Administration is now up for re-authorization. U.S. Sen. more »»

1.5M at risk in Pa. for crude oil derailment

March 11, 2015 By NATASHA KHAN And ALEXANDRA KANIK www.PublicSource.org In Pennsylvania, nearly 1. more »»

State finds troubles with local utility

March 10, 2015 (Editor’s Note:?West Penn Power serves approximately 3,010 customers in Clinton County, according to the parent company, First Energy Corp.) By DANIEL MOORE Pittsburgh Post-Gazette www.post-gazette. more »»

Health officials perplexed by those skeptical of vaccinations

March 10, 2015 By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. more »»

A free and open-regulated internet

March 9, 2015 By SHELLY PALMER www.shellypalmer. more »»

Learning to be a citizen

March 7, 2015 By LEE H. HAMILTON The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. more »»

N.Y. towns consider seceding to Pa.

March 7, 2015 By MICHAEL HILL The Associated Press CONKLIN, N.Y. — Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania. more »»

Wolf budget: The rising price of a civilized society

March 6, 2015 Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. more »»

The Icy Susquehanna

March 6, 2015 As told by J. more »»

U.S. running reportedly out of room to store oil and gas

March 6, 2015 By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. more »»

Studying ‘The Herd’

March 5, 2015 (Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of occasional articles focusing around the “Herd Mentality.” Future pieces will talk about various aspects of “The Herd” ... so stay tuned. more »»

Welfare, lottery do not mix

March 4, 2015 There are understandable mixed opinions about whether Pennsylvania welfare recipients should lose benefits if they win a significant lottery prize. more »»

Worried about your retirement savings? Proposal sets up fight with Wall Street

March 4, 2015 By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama is calling for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change... more »»

What testing cannot fix

March 3, 2015 Since at least 1983, when the federal report “A Nation at Risk” painted a picture of failing public schools churning out undereducated and unprepared graduates, lawmakers and educational reformers... more »»

 
 
 

 

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