Like millions of Americans, I watched the Oct. 15 Democratic presidential debate. And, like millions of Americans, I was disappointed. Rather than pragmatically addressing the concerns my constituents worry about every day, the majority of the candidates pushed for radical and unrealistic po…

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When I was a teenager I serviced my father’s car at a local garage where the owner favored the grimy walls with pin-up posters of exotic beauties. Beside them, I remember, he also had a red-lettered sign that declared: “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.”

The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields by Iran not only spooked the Saudi’s and temporarily spiked oil prices, but its ramifications will extend well into the future.  How so?  The drones and missiles used in the attack escaped radar detection because they were flying so low to the ground. …

I mentioned in a recent column that Donald Trump is forcing the corrupt culture of his lies onto the people who touch him in any way, and deep, deep into the federal government. The accelerating events of the past week have underscored and inscribed a trenchant emphasis upon those words.

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Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for over 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the internet, to smartphone applications and social media outlets, no other industry is as firmly rooted in the f…

Disasters have been with us even before the unsettled days of Chicken Little, who was so convinced that the sky was falling; she refused to believe any other explanation was even possible.  Unable to locate the portion of “sky” that wacked Little upside the head, she continued chirping her o…

The last week of September the news was even more obsessed than usual by the possibility of impending impeachment.

As difficult it is for Republicans who support Donald Trump to comprehend, Trump will be impeached by the House of Representatives for evidence that he provided and continues to provide. Investigations and revelations are happening so rapidly that it is difficult to predict, but clairvoyance…

Polls, surveys and studies have their purpose and can, at times, be misleading, revealing, and disclose certain anomalies within society.  One recent WSJ/NBC poll illuminated a cultural divide hidden in plain sight that has been percolating for over a generation. 

The Global Climate Change Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, was remarkable.

Those who oppose Pennsylvania Public Cyber Charter Schools have been quoting the recent Stanford University CREDO Report that states that Public Cyber Charter Schools in Pennsylvania are a dismal failure. Why is it then that 36,000 students have chosen to leave their traditional home distric…

The Trump administration is sitting on tens of billions of dollars in unspent money meant to help Americans recover from disasters.

I am writing regarding Corey Lewandowski’s recent appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Unfortunately for the country it was not Congress’ finest moment — the Democrats were not well prepared for a hostile witness and the disgraceful antics of the Republicans.

Despite collecting record tax revenues, the federal government cannot withstand its present spending levels without serious repercussions.  As the record-breaking federal debt continues unabated, it undermines the very foundation of our nation’s economic health.  

Hurricane Dorian flattened the Bahamas over Labor Day. Looking at scenes from the islands, I flashed back to old photographs of bombed-out towns from World War II. They looked strikingly similar.

Parental rights are unprotected in PA state law. Religious freedom, free speech, freedom from unreasonable searches are among the rights listed in the Bill of Rights, But parental rights are understood by the courts only as implied rights, thus they are subject to personal inference and reas…

President Trump has now told more than 12,000 public lies, according to counters at the Washington Post and the Pulitzer Prize-winning website Politifact; and, more and more, he is forcing the corrupt culture of his lies onto the people who touch him in any way and deep, deep into the federa…

Move-in day for the collegiate class of 2023 is now a memory, but lingering like a rash that just won’t quit is the constant inflammation of the student-loan debacle that for many in this freshman class will cast a long and dubious shadow upon their finances – perhaps for decades. 

In the “fire and fury” phase of Donald Trump’s presidency, everyone worried that he’d impulsively start a war with North Korea.

Instead of standing out as horrific events, mass shootings are becoming more commonplace. Those events compel us to ask, are we on the edge of mass shootings infiltrating our daily lives?

Ronald Reagan said we are never more than one generation away from losing our freedom. Now it seems we are never more than one election away.  If you are unconvinced, then watching the astonishing six-minute testimony of Harvard researcher Dr. Robert Epstein is an absolute must (www.c-span.o…

Our President is all about getting ahead of the game. As the G7 Summit for 2019, in France, wrapped up, Monday, Aug. 26, President Trump told the attendees that he had found the perfect site for 2020 G7 Summit.

When I was young my parents took me to Gettysburg. Now my son has taken his children there too.

Out of all the talking points, disputes and debates that color the political spectrum, the argument for not just increasing, but doubling the minimum wage has become the bellwether in a cross-section of partisan circles.  

Emmanuel Macron may not technically be a celebrity, but he tweets like one.

When it was reported that large plumes of charcoal-colored smoke were floating upward from Brazil and could be seen from outer space, I thought, “Oh, that’s too bad. I didn’t know that the Amazon rainforest suffered the same plight that California and some of our western states suffer.”