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A Conservative View of America, the Comical

Perhaps my sense of irony is a bit overdeveloped, but some things just make me laugh:

Is it even remotely possible that the same thing — more taxation -- is the solution to every problem?

It's amusing that carbon-based life ...

Posted on 25 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Is Pittsburgh Airport Traffic Taking Off?

(November 25, 2014)--Recently Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) shared news with the media regarding passenger counts and flights. The headline was that for the fifth consecutive month in 2014 (May through September), passenger counts were better than they were for the same month in 2013. It ...

Posted on 25 November 2014 Keep Reading...

It' Still About the Economy

"Job Growth, but No Raises" was the editorial headline in The New York Times on November 8, four days after the midterm elections.

For many voters, "No Raises" was a good enough reason to take President Obama down a peg and give Republicans ...

Posted on 24 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

Behind the Headlines
Now airing on all Comcast Systems in Pennsylvania
For the weeks of November 24 and December 1, 2014

Federal and State Hospital Issues and Small Business Concerns

Laura Stevens Kent and Scott Bishop from The Hospital ...

Posted on 24 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Faith-Based Voters and the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future.

The most obvious piece of ...

Posted on 24 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Child Mental Heath Care Woefully Lacking

Mental health care in the United States has been fragmented and disjointed for decades. The homeless problems in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the school shootings by distressed children across the nation, and increasing incidence of mental health related events throughout our nation point to a failed ...

Posted on 21 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Gay Marriage Back Before Supreme Court

A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the ...

Posted on 21 November 2014 Keep Reading...

More Nonsense about School Funding and Academics

(November 21, 2014)--A recent newspaper story about the recently released School Performance Profiles contains the following quote from the acting superintendent of the Wilkinsburg School District: "You didn't even need to look at the scores….All you need to look at is the market value ...

Posted on 21 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Chewing the Fat on Obesity

Let's face it. Smoking is cool.

Yet as the last minority with no rights, smokers get kicked in the butt: high taxes make cigarettes expensive, and society hammers them for their lifestyle choice. Enough already! It's time we stop shaming smokers for just doing ...

Posted on 20 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Top Wolf Donors Government Unions

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill
(856) 607-4208

Four Top Donors to Wolf Campaign Were Gov. Unions
Spent a Total of Nearly $9 Million to Choose their Negotiating Partners

November ...

Posted on 19 November 2014 Keep Reading...

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