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Here we go again. It’s early summer and the state budget debate is reaching a crisis point. But before you dismiss the proceedings as political theater, consider this: The deals hashed out in … more
Pennsylvania’s pension systems are at a crisis point. Not at some point in the future. Right now. more
Political upstart Jon Ossoff just lost the most expensive U.S. House race in history to local Republican Party player Karen Handel. In the deep-red 6th District of Georgia, Democrats were hoping … more
Karl Marx didn’t get it all wrong. I know that might sound shocking coming from a conservative writer, but the father of communism wasn’t completely off the mark when it came to human anthropology. “The modern bourgeois society that … more
“A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.” – James MadisonOver the past year, Middletown residents have voiced frustration over the scant … more
The Nixle alert system is a good tool for police to warn residents of an emergency by e-mail or text messages, or to reassure them that an emergency no longer exists.Middletown’s police department has used it in the past, but didn’t on Aug. 19 … more
Pennsylvania is finally starting to thaw out from the frigid temperatures associated with Winter Storm Grayson, also dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” The severe weather system which swept through … more
I was in fifth grade when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold imprinted themselves on our national conscious by killing 12 of their classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School. I have no memory of … more
Two summers ago, I wrote a laudatory piece for the Press And Journal on Donald Trump and his then-ascendant campaign. I praised his tenacity to speak directly to the everyman, infuriating media elites who discourse in meaningless verbiage.  … more
You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old reactors won massive public subsidies — bailouts … more
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