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AS IT SEE IT: A budget that works for Pennsylvania AS IT SEE IT: A budget that works for Pennsylvania
3 weeks ago -
On June 30, I was privileged to cast my first budget vote to fund the core functions of Pennsylvania state government. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt Commentary: Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I was wrong. Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people who fell in love with Dr. Huxtable, because they couldn't see any line of demarcation between him and his alter ego. [Read More]
Commentary: Pay farmers now, not doctors later Commentary: Pay farmers now, not doctors later
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Sometimes a simple idea makes so much sense, you have to wonder: Why didn’t folks think of this sooner? [Read More]
Commentary: Greek economy a lesson for GOP Commentary: Greek economy a lesson for GOP
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Greece is a faraway country with an economy roughly the size of greater Miami, so the United States has very little direct stake in its ongoing disaster. [Read More]
Commentary: Listen to Sanders and be very afraid Commentary: Listen to Sanders and be very afraid
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Hurrah for Bernie Sanders. He is running for president, is attracting big crowds, getting major media attention, is unusually candid in articulating his beliefs, and is therefore instructing us about progressivism. [Read More]
Commentary: Cats tame people, not vice versa Commentary: Cats tame people, not vice versa
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As one who has rarely owned fewer than a half-dozen dogs and cats, people who don’t like pets make me uneasy. Often it’s about control issues. The sheer otherness of domestic animals offends their self-importance. [Read More]
Commentary: Building attention span Commentary: Building attention span
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you’re like most of us, you’re wondering what the Internet is doing to your attention span. [Read More]
Commentary: They hate us, but who cares? Commentary: They hate us, but who cares?
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In her 1985 speech after receiving the best actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me.” [Read More]
Commentary: Carter's legacy and a rabbit Commentary: Carter's legacy and a rabbit
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Quiz time: Which American president was attacked by a “killer rabbit”? It was Jimmy Carter, although the incident says more about the news media than it does about Carter. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania death penalty lingers on POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania death penalty lingers on
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Today it's pensions, liquor privatization and educational funding. These white-hot issues pervade the policy debate in Pennsylvania, sucking so much political oxygen out of the air that other issues seem virtually invisible. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore funding to treat addiction AS I SEE IT: Restore funding to treat addiction
3 weeks ago -
Last month, a report from the Pennsylvania Coroners Association showed that at least seven Pennsylvanians are dying every day from drug overdoses. The number of deaths from drug overdoses now surpasses car accident-related deaths in Pennsylvania and 35 other states. [Read More]
Commentary: Vacationing at presidential libraries Commentary: Vacationing at presidential libraries
3 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Should summer travel take you to Iowa, New York, Missouri, Kansas, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Georgia, Texas or Arkansas, why not plan a visit to a presidential library? [Read More]
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