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Making Environmentalism Divisive

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio

In May, Murray Energy, which sits along the old National Pike here in eastern Ohio, told nearly 1,500 workers at five of its West Virginia mines that their jobs were eliminated.

In Ohio, 249 Murray jobs were ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

Can You Trust Scientific Research?

A recent story in the Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that Michael LaCour, a UCLA graduate student, has fabricated data for another journal article. Science magazine has retracted the article, due to "the misrepresentation of survey incentives, the false sponsorship statement, and Mr. ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

Toomey: Oppose Iran Deal

Over the last several years, I have warned of the dangers that America and her allies face when it comes to the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is not a topic that is new to me.

I have long supported the strongest possible sanctions on Iran. I wish the sanctions ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

Hillary: Small Business President?

Hillary Clinton announced in May that she wanted to be "a small-business president."

She would "cut the red tape," that's tying down America's entrepreneurs and small-business owners, she declared.

Commenting ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

Conservatives Question GOP's Return on Investment

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

One of Pennsylvania's political parties is spending tens of thousands of dollars to elect a union official to a state House seat, but it's not the Democrats.

Hoping to hold onto the 161st ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

PA's Expatriate Presidential Candidates

It's a mystery!

How does a state long a political colossus in presidential politics fail so dismally, election after election to produce presidential aspirants?

Pennsylvania's first, only, and maybe last president was James Buchanan, who held the office leading up to the Civil War. ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

Scarnati on Budget Impasse

Throughout his campaign and during the first few months of his Administration, Governor Wolf consistently voiced that he was going to be a different type of Governor. He said he wanted to work with the Legislature. I was encouraged and looked forward to a good, bipartisan relationship to help ...

Posted on 3 August 2015 Keep Reading...

Budget Impasse: What's Next?

The war of words over the budget impasse continues and, for his part, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) must be getting tired of repeating the obvious, or what should be the obvious.

At a Pennsylvania Press Club briefing on Monday, Speaker Turzai ...

Posted on 31 July 2015 Keep Reading...

GOP Gets a Trump Card

'Bout time!

It's been 31 years since the Republican Party had a real, honest-to-God candidate running for president. Someone with charisma and a sense of humor, a natural communicator whose populist message resonates and transcends party lines, gender and age. ...

Posted on 31 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Does Yoko Ono Cause Heart Attacks?

How do man-made changes to the environment affect human health? That's not an easy question to answer. There are so many complicating factors, not to mention that the human body is a rather complex piece of work.

Unfortunately, this complexity opens the door for ...

Posted on 30 July 2015 Keep Reading...

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