Mon, March 02, 2015
Should Congress Give Obama Military Powers in Mid-East?
America's 44th president, Barack Obama, has asked Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State–ISIS. The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham ...
Thu, September 18, 2014
Long Live the United Kingdom?
Before 1995 few people outside of the United Kingdom had ever heard the name of William Wallace. Mel Gibson, an accomplished Australian film actor and director with a sketchy and haphazard knowledge ...
Thu, January 26, 2012
Another Look at Downsizing the State Legislature
In our form of democracy, good ideas are discussed over and over across the
years with little evidence of progress. Hearings to reduce the size of the
state legislature were held before ...
Thu, July 08, 2010
A Compromise Before the Storm
The basic law that forms the foundation for the study of politics and economics is quite simple--human desires are infinite, but societal resources are finite. This understanding illuminates human ...
Thu, November 12, 2009
Steps for a Better Budget Process in PA
In October, 101 days after the deadline, Governor Ed Rendell finally signed a state budget for Pennsylvania . For over a decade, this writer has advanced several ideas on the state budget process in ...
Mon, July 20, 2009
Making PA Graduates Ready for the 21st Century Workforce
The political process in Harrisburg worked. That's something you do not hear every day.
But it is true in the case of finding a compromise for statewide graduation ...
Thu, May 14, 2009
Words to Remember from Oliver Cromwell
On April 20, 1653, English soldier and statesman, Oliver Cromwell walked into the British Parliament and dissolved it. The words that he spoke that day still ring familiar to us today. This is true ...