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Every day, approximately 170 Americans die from an opioid overdose. The opioid crisis has been building for 30 years. It started with physicians over-prescribing painkillers and has now morphed … more
I saw with joy the sign across Main Street at North Union — “Welcome Back Students.” What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of the new term at Penn State Harrisburg … more
Irish-born political thinker and British statesman Edmund Burke said: “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” King George III should have listened to Mr. Burke, … more
A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the … more
It took five weeks and a total of 16,130 miles for our round trip from Cuenca, Ecuador, to Romania. Traveling would be great if Scotty could just “beam us up.” As it is, going vast … more
America spends twice as much on health care as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s the … more
I’ve searched both the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions and I can’t find it. Where is it written government must grow each and every year? Why isn’t government expected to live … more
“At present, near-record high annual growth in the broadest U.S. money measure M3 is suggesting a significant inflation problem in the year ahead.” So proclaimed the oracles of the … more
Two environmentalist groups just released a scathing report which concluded that “fracking” — a technique for extracting oil and natural gas from underground shale rock formations … more
How much of the world’s energy costs come from our buildings? Any guesses? It’s more than 70 percent. Amazing. Thus, if we want to reduce our trajectory of using our finite energy … more
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