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Nobody benefits when DEP’s budget is cut: Joseph Otis Minott

As I watched Patrick McDonnell’s confirmation hearing to become secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection last month, I was struck by the number of senators who were concerned … more

Verify First Act will protect our tax dollars: Lou Barletta

No business would give a refund without first verifying a receipt. Our government should be held to the same standard. Yet, under current law, the Treasury Department pays health care tax credits to … more

Step up to plate, sign pledge to end gender violence: Kevin Kulp

In the past 10 years, I’ve watched all sorts of fans come through our gates at FNB Field. Of course, we have our Senators and Washington National fans. But, as we all know, there are plenty of … more

Milestones can include cows and bells; what are yours?: Susannah Gal

What milestones have been important in your life? For me, there have been lots of them. A milestone is defined as a stone set up beside a road to mark the distance in miles to a particular place, … more

Trumpcare and its clear examples of gender bias must be stopped: Laura Finley

Although the American Health Care Act of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its shocking gender bias. But why should we be shocked that the AHCA, or “Trumpcare,” privileges … more

Fix democracy and end partisan gerrymandering: Carol Nechemias and Robert Naeye

Are you tired of endless political gridlock? Disappointed in uncontested elections? Frustrated that you can’t throw the bums out? Gerrymandering — the drawing of legislative districts to … more

Medicare isn’t broken; stop trying to fix it: Paul Downey

Tens of thousands of seniors owe their lives to Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. The program reduces mortality rates among the elderly … more

In Ecuador, don’t be on time for dinner: Ed O'Connor

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” “Who’ll Stop The Rain?” … rain! Since the beginning of February, we have been in a rainy pattern the likes of … more

O’Reilly will be missed; he bucked partisan ideology: James Miller

The King of Cable has been defenestrated. After much fanfare, Bill O’Reilly has been tipped off his throne at the cable news giant Fox News. The irascible host of the eponymous “Factor,” … more

Incivility is reason I’m leaving council: Anne Einhorn

I have tried over the last four years to be respectful of my constituents and my colleagues. I have restrained myself from commenting on many posts and Facebook discussions that I found … more
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