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For 40 years, the federal and local governments have been trying to reduce nutrients flowing through our streams, marshes and wetlands surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Excess nitrogen has created dead zones in the bay that should concern … more
Advocates of Big Government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the Superstorm had passed, they had boasted that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. more
By Sheldon Richman   President Barack Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have at least one thing in common when it comes to Iran: All are guilty of flagrant … more
By Dave Hickernell It is now widely known that the original cost of $940 billion for the first 10 years for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, was grossly inaccurate. more
According to dictionary.com, a popular definition of sequestration is removal or separation. Although the term sequestration is being bandied about in relation to massive defense cuts that threaten our nation’s military readiness, I prefer the … more
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney will need to carefully consider how they approach the issue of Medicare in the coming weeks. more
Sticks and stones!Few people would consider denigrating any religion or person to be a reasonable, mature and decent way to behave. more
There were few fireworks at the most recent Middletown Borough Authority, despite the potential political clash set up by a Borough Council vote last month to replace the authority’s chairman. more
Pennsylvania’s pension systems are at a crisis point. Not at some point in the future. Right now. 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
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