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Proposed Pa. pension reform bill strikes a responsible balance

May 20, 2015 Pennsylvania faces a monumental state pension crisis. more »»

When cheap laughs cost too much

May 20, 2015 By CLARENCE PAGE Some people unfortunately think that the best way to respond to the intolerance of Muslim fanatics is to insult all Muslims. more »»

Nike and America’s wage problem

May 19, 2015 By Robert B. Reich On May 8, President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. It was an odd choice of venue. more »»

The way forward for Congress

May 19, 2015 By LEE H. HAMILTON There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. more »»

Politicians must be able to take a stance

May 18, 2015 When a local politician comes calling for your vote, here’s a question to ask: If you’re elected to office, will you speak up for me? While every candidate will say yes, voters should listen... more »»

Education funding is crime-fighting, too

May 18, 2015 Debate in Harrisburg has begun in earnest to adopt a state budget for fiscal year 2015-16, and education funding is front and center. Among the proposals being sought by Gov. more »»

Sen. Toomey at the gate

May 18, 2015 Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) is running for his first reelection since his victory in 2010 probably against Joe Sestak (D). It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. more »»

Bible digest

May 18, 2015 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8 AKJV) We set aside one day a week to remember what life is all about and who gave it to us. Take time to be holy. more »»

Deflategate vs. Jackie Robinson West: Pros take softer hit for rule-breaking

May 16, 2015 By JOHN KASS I'm not much of a Tom Brady hater or a New England Patriots detester, but it's clear the haters have lined up to vent their spleens. more »»

Bible digest

May 16, 2015 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbor’. more »»

Painting the town

May 16, 2015 By LAKESHIA KNARR As the year chugs on, so do events at The Station Gallery, home of the Clinton County Arts Counci. more »»

The 4-H Program needs everyone’s support

May 16, 2015 The 4-H program in Clinton County needs YOUR help. “How?” you might be asking, and “Why?” I’ll get to that in a moment. more »»

With apologies to Glen Union

May 16, 2015 It’s really no surprise to anyone that I get a little smart-alecky in my columns sometime. more »»

Freedom of speech with no ‘buts’ attached

May 15, 2015 By RAHN FORNEY www.ldnews.com I take my freedom of speech straight up — no mixers; no chasers; not shaken; not stirred. more »»

Reduce Legislature’s size

May 14, 2015 California has nearly 39 million people, making it the nation’s most populous state by a fat 12 million. It has 120 members in its legislature. Texas is No. more »»

Pa. lawmakers say legislation would save parents from child-care benefits ‘cliff’

May 14, 2015 By ANDREW STAUB www.PAIndependent.com Most working parents with children in day care would welcome a raise. more »»

Taxpayers can now track expenses

May 14, 2015 By RACHEL MARTIN www.Watchdog.org Transparency has gotten more clickable, as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that his cabinet officials’ expenses are now online. more »»

Retirement? Dream on

May 13, 2015 By JOHN GRIMALDI America’s workers are too busy looking for jobs to think much about the prospects of retiring. more »»

Vote ... for all our sakes

May 12, 2015 Voter turnout has been increasingly suppressed for several reasons, but first among them is our having to put up with the continual negative political ads in our daily lives. more »»

 
 
 

 

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