Michael Young and Terry Madonna | One candidate could turn state on its head
Normally, primary contests for lieutenant governor are quiet affairs, given little thought by voters and not much more by party leaders. It’s not that candidates don’t lust after the nomination. Currently, six have filed petitions for the Democratic May 20 primary.
Tom Caulfield | Squeezed for funds, VCI seeks your help
Like all nonprofits, Veteran Community Initiatives Inc. (VCI), your local (no cost) veteran service provider in the Laurel Highlands since 1993, has had to tighten its belt as funding, grants and private donations become fewer, more difficult to attain, more restrictive and, more often than not, awarded to larger metropolitan areas.
Thomas Sabo | Are we placing too much emphasis on winning?
“I hate them ... well, I wouldn’t say hate them.”
Which will be the more haunting memory of the 2014 Winter Olympics: That Canada beat USA 1-0 in the game that was expected to produce the gold medal for hockey? Or American player Ryan Kesler’s attitude expressed by what he said prior to the game?
Susan Schwartz | As taxpayers, we have the right to know
It’s an election year in Pennsylvania. Like dandelions in spring, legislators and their challengers will be popping up everywhere.
Keith Rothfus | Owning up to job-destroying regulations
Would you believe that the cost of regulations is your family’s second largest expense? At more than $14,000, it amounts to almost a third of an average Pennsylvania family’s annual income, according to the Center for Regulatory Solutions.
Giving businesses choice is not legalizing discrimination
The owner of a California gay bar should be allowed to refuse service to legislators he considers "crazy, ignorant or stupid." The problem is the popular double-standard that supports his version of "discrimination" while raging against anyone who disagrees with him but wants the same freedom.
Kentucky's imperfect season shows one-and-dones have lots to learn
Despite recruiting the nation's top freshmen class, John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats fell far short of expectations this year. Their under-achieving season proves the importance of cohesion and chemistry - not just talent - in college basketball success.
Dennis Simmers | Gamesa's closing just the tip of energy blade
The U.S. electrical energy portfolio is in dire need of serious discussion, including hard questions on national security and grid stability. This is not a time for political posturing and special interest-group, drama-queen hysterics.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Western Pennsylvania may decide gubernatorial race
Is he a game changer or is his game merely over?
After the late entry of Jack Wagner, no question looms larger, at the moment, in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race.
George Hancock | Population drop could hamper local news coverage
Our population deficit has created numerous befuddling issues. A recent Tribune-Democrat editorial, “We’re losing the numbers game,” highlights one aspect of this troubling situation.
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