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What will GOP do before Wolf takes office?

November 17, 2014 By MARC LEVY Associated Press The Pennsylvania Legislature will be led by massive Republican majorities — including the biggest House GOP majority in more than 50 years — when Democratic Gov. more »»

Do Gov.-elect Wolf, GOP Legislature get Pa. voters’ message on education?

November 17, 2014 If there is one clear message from this year’s race for governor in Pennsylvania, it’s this: The way the state funds K-12 schools is neither fair nor adequate. more »»

Ferguson: Reliving or reversing a violent, self-fulfilling prophesy?

November 17, 2014 By DAVID RAGLAND It’s been about 100 days since Darren Wilson killed unarmed young African American Michael Brown and the world is watching and waiting to hear the forgone conclusion of white office... more »»

Cell phones while driving: Should we let the state government decide?

November 15, 2014 By DR. GARY WELTON According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all driver. more »»

Following you when you drive

November 14, 2014 By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. more »»

Drone sightings soaring

November 14, 2014 By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports... more »»

What did Nov. 4 mean for 2016?

November 13, 2014 The dramatic, across-the-board victory engineered by Republicans in Tuesday’s elections would seem to bode well for the party’s chance to capture the White House in 201. more »»

Brrr ... three steps to energy savings this winter season

November 13, 2014 Last winter, many PPL Electric Utilities customers on variable rate plans for their generation supply faced high bills resulting from a combination of high usage during the prolonged cold weather an... more »»

Newly elected leaders must separate fact from fiction on charter schools

November 13, 2014 By KARA KERWIN Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. more »»

The People’s Climate March: A milestone event for the environmental movement

November 12, 2014 By MD. KHALEQUZZAMAN The People’s Climate March (PCM) took place in Manhattan, N.Y., on Sept. 21, on the eve of United Nations’ Climate Summit called for by the U.N. more »»

Goal for health law sign-ups dialed back

November 12, 2014 By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR The Associated Press With sign-up season launching this coming weekend, officials sharply dialed down expectations for the second year of President Barack Obama’s health... more »»

Not just one day, but a lasting commitment

November 11, 2014 By SUSAN SHAER and KAREN CAMPER Let us be first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. more »»

Dropping in on the Veteran down the street

November 11, 2014 By Dr. PAUL KENGOR A few weeks ago, I dropped in on Russ Post, an 89-year-old war veteran who happens to live on my street. more »»

On Veterans Day, ‘Find the Cost of Freedom’

November 11, 2014 Daylight again, following me to bed I think about a hundred years ago, how my fathers bled I think I see a valley, covered with bones in blue All the brave soldiers that cannot get older been askin’... more »»

Education matters to Pa. voters

November 10, 2014 By SHARON WARD Conventional wisdom may hold that Gov. Tom Corbett fell short in his reelection bid because voters, and his own party leaders, didn’t much like him. more »»

Seniors played big role in the GOP congressional sweep

November 10, 2014 “We need to use that political clout to compel focus on issues of importance to voters of all ages. more »»

Medicare Part B premium won’t rise in 2015

November 10, 2014 By CAROLE FLECK www.aarp.org Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7 percent starting in January, the Social Security Administration recently announced. That’s a tad higher than this year’s 1. more »»

Change ... and hurting America

November 10, 2014 By GLENN MOLLETTE Average America doesn’t feel better off today. More of us are feeling the pain of the new government healthcare laws. My personal medical insurance premium will increase in January. more »»

Bible digest

November 10, 2014 “He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.” (Psalms 147:3 AKJV) Give your burdens to the Lord. He will take care of you. more »»

Survivalism that isn’t

November 8, 2014 The media has called Eric Frein a “survivalist.” If he is, he isn’t very good at it. The police arrested him just before Halloween. more »»

 
 
 

 

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