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The few, the foolish

December 12, 2015 As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat. more »»

Sadly, Congress OK with being weak

December 12, 2015 By LEE HAMILTON Not many people outside of Capitol Hill paid attention last month when the congressional leadership released next year’s legislative schedule. more »»

Bible digest

December 12, 2015 “Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:” (Isaiah 55:6 AKJV) Don’t take God for granted. When He speaks, listen and obey. more »»

Born to fly

December 12, 2015 There I was, minding my own business, reading The Express while I have my coffee, and my son somehow manages to get his entire breakfast all over his face while he simultaneously feeds it to the dogs. more »»

Meaning of ‘one person, one vote’ at stake at U.S. Supreme Court

December 11, 2015 By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Texas was the big winner in the 2010 census when it picked up four congressional seats, due mainly to growth in its Hispanic population. more »»

New federal rule: Truck drivers must electronically record hours

December 11, 2015 By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON — An estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers must electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule aimed at... more »»

Members of Congress need to spend more time on Capitol Hill

December 10, 2015 By LEE H. HAMILTON When Paul Ryan became House Speaker a few weeks ago, he made it clear that he has no intention of spending too much time in Washington. more »»

Study shows increase in poverty rates here

December 9, 2015 The Pennsylvania State Data Center has come out with a new study that estimates increases in poverty in both Lock Haven city and Clinton County as a whole. more »»

Why you should be thankful this holiday season

December 9, 2015 By BRITTANY THOMAS It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: going through the death of their young child. more »»

Hero police officer who died in attack put duty first

December 4, 2015 Whatever your thoughts are about Planned Parenthood, about abortion, everyone should be able to agree on this: The police officer who lost his life trying to halt the attack on the Colorado Springs... more »»

Taking hostages

December 4, 2015 Last week, local government officials across the state decided they had had it with the long budget impasse in Harrisburg. more »»

Can we please stop?

December 4, 2015 Surely, some uber-conservative political candidates will call me out on “politicizing tragedy” but I don’t care. I don’t want to pray for victims. I don’t want to seek vengeance on perpetrators. more »»

Permanently support families, not corporate tax giveaways

December 3, 2015 By LAWRENCE MISHEL Temporary lapses of judgment can be corrected. Permanent mistakes are harder to fix. Congress is poised to offer very costly permanent tax giveaways to powerful corporations. more »»

Volume of ethanol in gasoline supply boosted by EPA

December 2, 2015 By MARY JALONICK The Associated Press The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. more »»

Two atrocities: One by Pennsylvania Senate, other by media

December 1, 2015 By ROBERT FIELD If the Pennsylvania Senate succeeds in forcing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office by distorting the meaning of along dormant 19th Century law, the entire concept of three... more »»

Proposed gambling bill would leave out bars, clubs, groups

December 1, 2015 By RYAN BROWN The Altoona Mirror A proposed state law that would legalize online gambling and expand betting to new locations has earned support as it heads to the House - just not from bars, clubs... more »»

Pa. budget fight’s bottom line - taxes

November 30, 2015 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Pennsylvania is now five months into a budget impasse with taxes the main sticking point — a scenario familiar to anyone who’s tried to understand the Byzantine... more »»

Events, not governing, in control

November 30, 2015 Two items in the news recently highlighted a reality that politicians hate to admit. While they pretend to lead the nation, they are not in charge. more »»

The perils of circus politics

November 30, 2015 The next president of the United States will confront a virulent jihadist threat, mounting effects of climate change, and an economy becoming ever more unequa. more »»

Bible digest

November 30, 2015 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them. more »»



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