Why the state needs to increase taxes

Pennsylvanians are justifiably angry at paying the highest gas prices in the nation. The average price per gallon is $2.65, 27 cents higher than the highest price in the other 49 states. An additional eight cent tax was added this month. More...

The icy berm of contemplation

Michelle Obama went on Oprah complaining about how the country has lost hope. Imagine Laura Bush, weeks before George W. More...

Why the media lose to Trump

The best thing that happened to Donald Trump all week is that BuzzFeed published the raw Russia dossier about him.  More...

Guest viewpoint: So, what is playing at the movies this week?

It is a question we get on a weekly basis… “What are you getting next week?” A similar question is more specific, “Are you getting (insert title here)?” We also get the dreaded, “Why are you not getting (insert title here)?” and “What is the matter w More...

Guest Opinion: Anticipated changes coming to Medicaid/ACA in 2017

Recent news coverage points to Congress likely overhauling, modifying or completely eviscerating the state insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was originally designed to allow workers without employer-provided co More...

The 2016 Rearview Awards II

Political irony of the year: Rick Perry finally remembered the name of that third federal government cabinet department he wanted to eliminate. Perry has been nominated to run it. More...

Raising questions about politics and the mass media

It’s the second week of January and the election returns are starting to trickle in. More...

Sound Off, Jan. 9, 2016

Must be If President Obama is a Muslim, then Trump is a Russian spy. The Manchurian candidate via Moscow. Going both ways Wow, imagine that, the tables turned on the hate crimes situation. It works both ways. Time’s ticking  More...

Poll

Knowing what you know now, would you have voted differently in the Nov. 8 presidential election?