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Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming

In September, 2012, I became a regular conservative voice on the PennLive/Patriot-News Opinion page. If readers' validations are writers' rewards, in two years, I've become wealthy indeed.

Positive feedback is gratifying, but so can be emails from civil critics, ...

Posted on 15 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Corbett Takes on Common Core

On September 9th, Governor Corbett took a strong stand against the implementation of Common Core in Pennsylvania. In addition to being a federal takeover of the state education system, there is scant evidence showing that the adoption of the Common Core standards has any positive impact on ...

Posted on 12 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Unfinished Business

Let's imagine you were instructed by your employer to accomplish a task. I know this isn't very hard to do. Many of us have been there. We were hired for a purpose because of specific skills and abilities to get the job, whatever it is, done. If you had a specific time period in which to do ...

Posted on 12 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Do We Have a Strategy for ISIS?

President Obama in his September 10 speech did not deliver a viable war-fighting strategy against ISIS. In fact, the president doesn't seem to understand that ISIS is at war with the U.S.

The 18th century Prussian strategist General Carl von Clausewitz defined war ...

Posted on 12 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Quinnipiac: Wolf Sprints to 24% Lead

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Posted on 11 September 2014 Keep Reading...

The EPA's Unchecked Agenda

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the leading bad actor in what American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Scholar, Benjamin Zycher, calls the "metastasis of the executive branch."

Zycher, and other policy experts, say that the agency is accelerating ...

Posted on 10 September 2014 Keep Reading...

A Tale of Two Men and Two Elections

He had never held an elective office; yet, he won the Democratic primary against formidable opposition, even though he was not endorsed by his own political party.

A successful millionaire businessman, he pumped millions into his own campaign--a campaign noteworthy for its extraordinarily ...

Posted on 10 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Designing History: The Identity of the 21st Century



Our primary focus in December of 1999 was Y2K. Would the computer systems handle the millennial change? Might we suffer from serious computer snafus? In the midst of the Y2K hype, we knew, though sometimes forgot, that the year 2000 was, in actuality, ...

Posted on 10 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Is ISIS Worth Getting Re-involved in Iraq?

You can tell it's a slow news cycle when the big media story is about an insurgency in Iraq being waged by two-bit clowns.

And brutal as they may be, that's exactly what they are.

Yet American soldiers are being sent back to ...

Posted on 10 September 2014 Keep Reading...

A Recollection of 9-11

We all have memories of where we were, what we were doing, when a seminal event occurred, some piece of history that has shaped our lives. For me a vivid memory endures of a nondescript morning that would shake America to its foundations.

It was a September day ...

Posted on 10 September 2014 Keep Reading...

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