Remembering the significance of D-Day
A week after D-Day, Ernie Pyle wrote in his column, “Now that it is over it seems to me a pure miracle that we ever took the beach at all.” Rather, make that tens of thousands of miracles, all consisting of heroic young men who formed the backbone of “aroused democracies,” to use the words of Eisenhower again.
The GOP: Party in Flux
With Rick Santorum having dropped out of the race, Mitt Romney is apparently the Republican nominee for POTUS, barring a "black swan" event swooping down out of nowhere.
We must be smart when crafting the next Farm Bill
There is broad agreement that the next Farm Bill will contain substantial cuts, but there are wide disagreements on how the important legislation should be crafted.
Obama, the Russians and the missile defense
President Obama has caused quite a stir with a private comment made to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev.
Kudos to the League, 40, for taking high, civil road
In a political climate many describe as poisonous, where knee-jerk reactions and partisan sniping are the rule, we'd like to take a moment to highlight an exceptional organization that defies those trends.
U.S. has long needed a long-term energy policy
Many of the immediate and seemingly intractable problems that make headlines in America are not readily solvable by the federal government.
Tragic drowning won't be in vain, thanks to efforts
Many of us were saddened recently by the tragic story of the puppy Callahan, who drowned in the Shenango River Lake after falling through thin ice.
Voter fraud 'solution' seems designed to disenfranchise
It's pretty rare when there's anything in my inbox about state Sen. Bob Robbins, so when an email popped up last Thursday with the Salem Township Republican's name in the subject line, I was intrigued.
- Greatest president has help from obscure relative
Sorry mess: Presidential apologies and pardons
Much ink has flowed over the recent apologies from President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and General John Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, following the burning of copies of the Koran and their careless disposal. An apology may have been justified. A national mea culpa was not.
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