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  • How Washington can improve the lives of ordinary Americans

    Obstruction is easy; governing is hard. This may become the watchword of the new Republican majority in Congress in 2015, as the House and Senate try to work with President Obama to confront numerous economic issues that either can't be put off or on...
  • U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished

    WASHINGTON -- In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. Bush administration figures involved in authorship of the...
  • Common Core could jeopardize Jeb's joyful bid for president

    Common Core could jeopardize Jeb's joyful bid for president
    In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about "the politics of joy." This was...
  • President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds

    President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds
    It's arguably his most well-worn joke. President Obama loves to thank supporters who knew him when his hair was more pepper than salt. His driver's license photo is the evidence, he joked at a polling booth this fall. Sometimes he blames his daughters....
  • Rep. Charlie Dent: Congress poised to work together in 2015

    As we close the book on the year and prepare for the opening of the 114th Congress, I am cautiously optimistic. I believe that 2015 holds the potential to be a great year for America, in terms of a better economy, more jobs and increased security —...
  • We applaud standout letter writers for 2014

    We applaud standout letter writers for 2014
    No matter what happens in the world — or just next door — we can count on our readers to have an opinion about it, and to share it. This year they've commented on everything from turmoil in the West Bank to bears invading their neighborhoods....
  • Dave Barry 2014 year in review

    It was a year of mysteries. To list some of the more baffling ones: A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN. Millions of Americans...
  • What can Allentown expect from Tom Wolf?

    What can Allentown expect from Tom Wolf?
    Political endorsements are inherently dangerous. Pick the right candidate and you've curried favor with the powers that be. But back the wrong horse and you've shot yourself in the foot before anyone takes the oath of office. In the spring, Allentown'...
  • Feds crack down on patent trolling

    Feds crack down on patent trolling
    I'd never heard of a "patent troll" until an Allentown architecture firm contacted me last year about a letter it had received. The letter alleged the firm "likely" was infringing on patents by using computer scanning equipment and said a license may be...
  • Mary Nichols has 'rock star' influence as top air quality regulator

    A meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and Chevron executives was ending when an oil company official turned to Mary Nichols, California's top regulator for air pollution. There was only so much Chevron could do to meet the state's rules, he told her. "I...
  • Young Iranian American Jews look to make a difference in civic life

     Young Iranian American Jews look to make a difference in civic life
    The wide veranda of the Beverly Hills mansion was packed with more than 300 people, the bar was bustling and the caterers were hustling to keep the young, dressed-up crowd supplied with fresh sushi. But this was not just a party. There were...