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The fine print on pipelines isn’t scary: Robert Bradley

Have you heard? Transporting oil through pipelines is a threat to humanity! The many accidents highlighted in the press speak for themselves. Except that pipeline accidents are rare — and many … more

Designing a solution to our productivity crisis: Dick Resch

America is mired in a productivity crisis. According to the most recent government data, American workers’ productivity over the last decade has grown at less than half the annual rate it did … more

Stupid Americans don’t know Fourth of July history: Ed O'Connor

A belated Happy July 4th holiday! Of course, all you history buffs know the reason for the celebration and day off, right? Well, I will not let the cat out of the bag in case you are a little fuzzy … more

Raising minimum wage is a strong tool for economic revitalization: John Traynor

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is stuck in the past and that’s bad for business. Set at $7.25 an hour since 2009, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is lower than all six of our neighboring … more

Democrats play Charlie Brown to GOP’s Lucy: James Miller

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

Learn from last year’s Pennsylvania budget mistakes: Bob Dick

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

Legislators trying to keep police video from public: Melissa Melewsky

In case you missed it, there was good public access news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently, when the court affirmed the public’s right to access videos gathered by police on the job. … more

Which legacy of U.S. will we choose to bequeath to our children?: Hector Garcia

Most Americans would agree that the great achievements that validated the claim to the American century, must continue. Most might agree that, if the United States had a formula to produce such … more

On school property taxes, we are long past the conversation phase: Mike Folmer

I’m proud to support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes because no tax should have the power to leave you homeless. Opponents want a “conversation” on … more

Under the microscope — science the source of solutions: Harry Campbell

As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time. As I observed the fish and habitat … more
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