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Trade policy is front and center in world politics but that won’t stop a trade war. The World Economic Forum met recently in Davos, Switzerland. The United States has just invoked the WTO … more
I hope you have enjoyed the start of your year. It’s a new year, one filled with promise and opportunities. It’s a new page in each person’s book of our time on Earth. I … more
An ongoing debate in our nation is the question of whether our rule of law is a “living Constitution” or one that should be taken literally. The former says the Constitution was … more
The state Department of Environmental Protection recently halted work on Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project, which cuts through Dauphin County. Based on timelines included in the DEP … more
Three Mile Island Generating Station will close in 2019 unless lawmakers in Harrisburg pass legislation that enables this crucial energy source to remain open. If TMI goes away, with it goes its tax … more
Legal scholars and progressives have long expressed doubt about the utility of courts in advancing social justice. They argue that judges are inherently conservative, that victories often prompt … more
There are countless ways that Pennsylvania residents interact with their county governments every day, probably without even realizing it — everything from services for those with mental … more
The word “decadence” is bandied about often these days, and with just cause. It is well accepted that we live in decadent times. Those on the left fret about income inequality, as it, … more
The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the … more
How do you end generational poverty? In Pennsylvania, this question isn’t just central to the well-being of tens of thousands of families, it’s also key to restoring Rust Belt … more
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