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Setting Gov. Wolf’s broken record straight: Matthew Brouillette

The 2018 gubernatorial election season is upon us! As GOP candidates seek the nomination to take on Gov. Tom Wolf next fall, the incumbent governor’s big-government allies are already … more

President Trump needs to move from politics to economy, infrastructure: Paul Heise

Donald Trump has been with us as president for a year. That is enough time for us to take the measure of the man we put in charge of our politics. Up to this point it has been all politics and … more

Thanksgiving leftovers

The turkey and stuffing are long gone. Place settings and cookers are tucked away. Family and friends are back in their routine. more

Put end to collusion between state and special interests: Jessica Barnett

Should state government help special interest groups collect political campaign donations? Most Pennsylvanians would instinctively answer “no.” In fact, using government resources for … more

"Medication-assisted treatment" can help curb opioid abuse: Mark Parrino

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

Less time spent on standardized tests good for students: Tom Mehaffie

Students and parents in the 106th District can breathe a small sigh of relief as they head back to school for the 2017-18 academic year. Thanks to a new development at the state level, students will … more

Nuclear industry provides diversity, reliability in Pennsylvania's energy portfolio: Ryan Aument

The energy industry is one of the most important sectors of Pennsylvania’s economy, and it is critical that we do all that we can to ensure a diverse set of highly reliable energy sources in … more

Travel adventures continue as we reach Romania: Ed O'Connor

As continued from my last column regarding our trip to Europe … Finally, with Madrid in the rear-view mirror, Romania was just a four-hour, 1,300-mile flight away. Oops — not … more

President Trump’s obsession with loyalty is horrible for the country: Paul Heise

Thank the Almighty that there are still a few good men and women who are loyal to the Constitution. Loyalty is serious. It is a commitment to a person, a cause or an idea even when it contradicts … more

No more vagueness on jobs

By Douglas Schoen It’s a testament to how bad the American employment market has gotten that the most recent jobs report was met with applause.The Labor Department’s July jobs figures showed that employers added 163,000 new workers last … more
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