Whoa, baby! Americans give the royal treatment
Here are some thoughts from a guy who hasn’t had much sleep lately because of the excitement over the birth of a new royal baby in Great Britain.
Stand your ground law to blame for jury verdict
PENNSYLVANIA MAY be considered an archaic state when it comes to some laws, but after seeing the results of the recent George Zimmerman trial, I’m glad for it.
Leaker Edward Snowden both hero and traitor
HERO OR TRAITOR? Like many people, I have to admit I’m torn about how I feel concerning Edward Snowden.
The most fun you can have with your clothes on
Working in a newsroom, some say, is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but I have had an inordinate amount of fun working in The Herald’s over the years.
Founding fathers were 1st hardworking Americans
WE CELEBRATED Independence Day this week, a day when many people take for granted the sacrifices our forefathers (and foremothers) made for us so that we could enjoy the freedoms we experience today.
Motorist who ran down park swans is a coward
HERE ARE SOME thoughts from a guy – who like many others – will greatly miss the swans at Buhl Park.
Court’s ruling on polls leaves public in the dark
It was an Election Day in the mid-’90s. Word reached the newsroom that the power was out at the polls in Kennard.
With nothing better to do until the results started coming in a couple of hours, I headed out to the old Grange hall that doubled as a polling place.
Swans provided insight into the art of parenting
Our resident swans at Buhl Park make it look so easy, and so loving. I wish all children being raised in the 21st Century could get as much attention, guidance and devotion from their parents as the baby swans get from their mom and dad.
Obesity problem could help Social Security woes
THERE WAS A LOT written about Medicare and Social Security recently and how both programs will be running out of money in the next couple of decades.
Supposedly, Medicare funds will be erased by 2026, while Social Security will run out by the year 2033. Naturally, this is a concern to anyone who is at, or approaching, Social Security age.
OUR VIEW: Spying on Americans outrageous, not a shock
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” Pete Townshend’s cynical assessment of political change is as true now as it ever was.
U.S. medical policies shouldn’t be overruled
Sarah Murnaghan has to die. That was a pretty harsh message for the parents of 10-year-old Sarah to hear.
Pasquale’s immigration was a far different story
Like most subjects these days being debated in Washington D.C. ad nauseum, I’m growing weary listening to and reading reports about the proposed immigration bill.
It may not be cool, but it is smart to buckle up
Here are some thoughts from a guy who got a laugh when he read about the new campaign to make seat belts cool for teens.
Ballot starts to firm up but we have to fill it out
With last Tuesday’s primary election out of the way, the stage is set for the November general election, an “off-year” event that will mean more to our quality of life than the over-hyped partisan warfare that we’re mired in day after day.
IRS could teach a class about bullying the public
BIG BROTHER is watching you. The premise of George Orwell’s “1984” novel certainly appears true today with moves by the IRS and the Justice Department seizing Associated Press files.
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