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Everyone knows an Amy Klobuchar. Perhaps she is your neighbor, cousin, sister, or pseudo Facebook bestie. You certainly are acquainted with a co-worker like her; the one who will praise you in public, but as soon as you leave the room, she flays you quicker than a freshly caught fish. 

The current Democratic front-runners in the 2020 presidential race, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg, each hold common ground on one particular policy: raising the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Although this utopian idea of increased hourl…

The news goes up and down and turns hot and cold. The news about immigrant families imprisoned at our southern border and the children who died there in captivity was on front pages everywhere last fall, but has turned ice cold today.

For any problem within the American political landscape, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a solution – albeit a costly one.  Warren’s plan to eliminate student loan debt, while liquidating the middle class was certainly foremost when she was recently questioned by a dad…

I was under the impression that caucuses — as they were run Monday, Feb. 3, in Iowa — had been around forever. However, a note in Wikipedia indicated the Iowa caucuses were relatively new. Iowa held its first Democratic caucuses in 1972. In 1976, it added the Republican caucuses.

As the hours dragged on after the misfiring of the Iowa caucuses last week, the expert panels on cable news had nothing to do. The results they wanted were not there all night, and would not be there even when the sun rose again; and all the commentators could do was fill, yada, yada, yada. …

Within less than a week, America endured for only the third time in our storied history, the impeachment and acquittal of a president while witnessing for the first time a senator from the president’s own political party voting to convict him.

The date 02-02-2020 is not just a palindrome, it’s an amazing one. First, it has eight characters which is unusual since a palindrome has to make the same word when read both forward and backwards. Also, apparently, we won’t be treated to another eight-digit date for 900 years. Woah, impress…

I grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley, one of the world’s largest producers of anthracite coal. Until a disaster flooded the mines and permanently stopped work up and down the Wyoming Valley in the late 1950s, men deep underground dug out literally millions of tons of coal …

Wake up America! We are slowly relinquishing too much power to the President as he assumes he is the supreme power, and can do pretty much what he wants.

I don’t know if it’s still common or not, but when I was young, grown ups routinely asked children, “Who do you want to be like when you grow up? Who is your hero?”

Let’s set the stage, imagine if you will, a post apocalyptic scene. The Statue of Liberty is broken in half and countless zombies roam the wasteland that was once our great nation. You hear a low rumble in the distance and are pretty sure you can see what can only be described as an epic bon…

From the NFL’s earliest vestiges, Pennsylvania’s storied Coal Region has been part of its celebrated narrative. Ask any resident of Schuylkill County who won the 1925 NFL championship and they will quickly inform you how the Pottsville Maroons had their title unceremoniously stripped by the …

The Democratic race is shaping up as most of the candidates expected at the outset, with the campaign appealing to the most fervent progressive wing of the party showing formidable strength.

President Trump was impeached and is now on trial in the U.S. Senate. Why are we having this trial? Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats know full well that two-thirds of the U.S. Senate are not going to vote to demand that the president be removed from office.

A long time ago, when I was in my early teens, I began a practice that I didn’t understand and even now I can’t explain: on Jan. 31 each year I reflected. I thought about the day, looked back on the previous year, and mused about what I thought might lie ahead. It wasn’t something that I pla…

Forget impeachment, and who will be the Democratic presidential nominee, or more importantly, who will be the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.  Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, of Sussex, England have left the royal titles behind and “will work to be financially independent.”

It’s easy to forget what the Senate impeachment trial is supposed to be about.

Thoughtless words, unintentional slights, we’ve all had moments when we spoke words that were hurtful. Words just slip out sometimes.

For 50 years, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has been serving the legal needs of journalists around the country. For all those years, it has been doing that work from its offices in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday morning, with generous support from the Knight Foundation, the R…

Last Oct. 9, federal agents at Dulles International Airport arrested two burly men who had one-way airline tickets out of the country. The two, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, might have been foreign-born mobsters — Parnas with a Napoleanic comb-over and Fruman with hard eyes and a set jaw.