| Jan 9, 2014
Since the death of communism in most of the places where it once prevailed, North Korea and Cuba function mainly as educational exhibits for an irrelevant and unsuccessful ideology. When it comes to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Many people start off the New Year with resolutions.
Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Welcome back to school, America!
Summer was but a brief break from the kind of news story that has become all too normal. An elementary school in Georgia, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, was the latest to be visited by a mentally ill man...
| Aug 27, 2013
State Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong, and state Sen. Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, have fired the first salvo, and for sportsmen and sportswomen, it should be "the shot heard 'round the Commonwealth."
Much as the NRA likes to preach that the federal government...
| Mar 3, 2013
OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester."
Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...
| Apr 3, 2013
President Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December's schoolhouse shootings in Connecticut and tighten the nation's gun laws. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. "Don't get squishy."
But four months after the...
| Jan 1, 2013
Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
| Dec 30, 2012
Lynn Goodloe saw her son's grades begin to fall as he developed a knack for getting into mischief at a private Westside high school. Was it a phase, drugs or something more troubling?
Harold Turner didn't know what to make of his daughter's disorganized...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Last month, I received emails from two people I know but who don't know each other: one a close friend and Second Amendment supporter, and the other a regular reader who sends me news items she believes the "liberal media" are willfully suppressing....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Newtown did not change everything in Connecticut public life. The slaughter of 26 innocents at the Sandy Hook School has not caused Democratic and Working Families Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to shed his expensive addiction to corporate welfare. Last week,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:19 AM
I've long thought myself a gun guy. With four locked in the basement safe and another on loan, I'm well-armed.
Turns out, however, I'm more likely a "Fudd," at least according to the definition of same in Dan Baum's "Gun Guys."