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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
For most of Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, the state budget process has been contentious at best and downright hostile at worst. His first three years featured months-long impasses, vetoes, … more
Ireland’s passing of a plebiscite that paves the way for legalized abortion wasn’t surprising. While the margins raised an eyebrow (66 percent in favor), Europe has been secularizing for … more
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