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by | Nov 1, 2018

Across the nation, including my home state of Pennsylvania, socialism is growing in popularity. Political activists styling themselves as “democratic socialists” are swinging and even winning primary elections. Candidates tout socialized medicine, free housing and college, and even universal income. Polls…

by | Aug 23, 2018

It’s taken a week to absorb the horror of the magnitude of the desolation caused by the corrupted Catholic priesthood. One doesn’t have to be Catholic to be struck dumb at the evil snaking through the clergy while the laity…

by | May 3, 2018

Pittsburgh I was just beginning to write this column when eight people in nearby Brentwood Towne Square in suburban Pittsburgh  were being rushed to the hospital after a man, 58, plowed his Dodge Charger through BoRics salon at around 7…

by | Sep 13, 2017

Oh, Pennsylvania. You are wonderful in so many ways. Philadelphia has architectural marvels. Pittsburgh has the endlessly victorious Steelers and Penguins. The Allegheny and Poconos offer gorgeous vistas, and parks like Nockamixon are beatific places to hike and fish. And…

by | Feb 26, 2017

When government bureaucrats tamper with the laws of supply and demand, the results are usually predictable and often unpleasant. Such is the case with Philadelphia’s recently enacted tax on sodas. Though only in effect for a short period of time,…

by | Dec 1, 2016

From celebration to soul-searching, post-election analysis is everywhere. While top-of-the-ballot results dominate headlines and your news feed, don’t miss the dramatic shift that occurred election night in Pennsylvania. Republicans achieved historic majorities in both chambers. In the state House, Republicans will…

by | Nov 29, 2016

The CNN story has it right. The headline: Pennsylvania political operative to be considered as RNC chair, sources say The story by ace reporters Dana Bash, Mark Preston, and Daniella Diaz says, in part, this: Washington (CNN) — President-elect Donald…

by | Sep 29, 2016

As this commentary is being written, the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania between incumbent Pat Toomey and Democratic rival Katie McGinty may be too close to call. Depending on whether one consults Real Clear Politics or the latest Muhlenberg College…

by | Aug 8, 2016

The Stanley Cup isn’t likely to go on display in living rooms across Pennsylvania, but state taxpayers deserve a piece of the trophy. After all, they subsidized this year’s final. The NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins had faced the San Jose…

by | Aug 3, 2016

One rally filled a high school gym with thousands, with thousands more waiting — unsuccessfully — to get in. Another rally a few days earlier — a mere handful of miles away — was reported this way: HARRISBURG, Pa. —…

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