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COMMENTARY: The incompetence dogma of right COMMENTARY: The incompetence dogma of right
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it’s going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The real question about state budget POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The real question about state budget
9 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
People are asking lots of good questions lately about Pennsylvania’s proposed 2014/2015 budget. But few are raising what may be the most urgent question of all: Why are state revenues down this year — more than a half billion dollars amid a national economic recovery? [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: State climbs to No. 7 in drug deaths
9 weeks ago -
Pennsylvania is moving into a leadership position. In fact, Pennsylvania is now in the top 10 in the nation. Just last week we learned from the newspapers that Pennsylvania moved from 14th to seventh place in drug overdose deaths. [Read More]
Commentary: Genuine courage, and a summer with abundance of it Commentary: Genuine courage, and a summer with abundance of it
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Courage has always been a relative sort of thing. We consider it, reflected through both our personal prisms of perspective and the evolving context of time. [Read More]
Commentary: The spiritual recession Commentary: The spiritual recession
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For the past few centuries, the Western world has witnessed a contest of historic visions. [Read More]
Commentary: Into the morass that is Iraq Commentary: Into the morass that is Iraq
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Remember the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush? It happened on Dec. 14, 2008, near the end of the president’s second term. Bush had traveled to Baghdad for a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuclear waste -- The French connection Commentary: Nuclear waste -- The French connection
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
MARCOULE, France — In times to come, sociologists may well puzzle on America’s attitude to nuclear energy. We love our nuclear defense capacity — its weapons, its submarines, and its aircraft carriers. [Read More]
Commentary: Marriage is what brought us here Commentary: Marriage is what brought us here
9 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“All day long, some of them tended to the dying and to their burial, countless numbers with no one to care for them. Others gathered together, from all parts of the city, a multitude of those withered from famine, and distributed bread to them all.” [Read More]
Commentary: No denying climate deniers Commentary: No denying climate deniers
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just “deniers”; we are guilty of a “nihilistic refusal” to address the issue. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama weakness or is it ours? Commentary: Obama weakness or is it ours?
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The odds are that you think President Barack Obama’s foreign policy is a failure. That’s the scathing consensus forming, with just 36 percent of Americans approving of Obama’s foreign policy in a New York Times/CBS News poll released this week. [Read More]
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