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  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • For Rubio and others, turning ideas into law is a daunting task

    WASHINGTON Sen. Marco Rubio offered a tax-overhaul plan two weeks ago, winning plaudits for articulating the kind of vision that could be part of his possible 2016 presidential run. But turning that plan into law is going to be difficult. For evidence,...
  • The GOP's self-induced foreign policy disaster

    The GOP's self-induced foreign policy disaster
    It's time to step back for a second and soak in just how badly congressional Republicans have messed up on foreign policy over the past two months. There is no denying that President Barack Obama's overall foreign policy is unpopular with the American...
  • Millennials making their mark on Pennsylvania

    This year, the millennial generation will eclipse the boomers as the nation's largest living generation, totaling 75.3 million, according to U.S. Census data. They are that broad group born between 1981 and 1997, making them between the ages of 18 and...
  • GOP energy plan needs to go a step further, include energy exports

    Upon releasing their comprehensive energy policy package last month, House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., noted, "Our energy realities have changed dramatically we'...
  • Mayor Ed Pawlowski announces plans for innovation district in Allentown

    Mayor Ed Pawlowski announces plans for innovation district in Allentown
    Pledging to take Allentown to version 5.0, Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced Thursday he will be creating an innovation district in Allentown. The district, still in the planning stages, would be a downtown zone for anchor research institutions and...
  • Brenda Wenning: When economic beliefs clash

    In today's economy, the theory of cognitive dissonance gets put into practice regularly. That's where you must hold two opposing beliefs in your mind. Obviously, the result is bad. When applied to our economy, it's really bad. Social psychologist Leon...
  • A Hogan decision to kill Red Line or Purple Line would be highly unusual

    A Hogan decision to kill Red Line or Purple Line would be highly unusual
    A decision by Gov. Larry Hogan to scuttle either the Red Line or the Purple Line, the long-planned light rail projects in Baltimore and the Washington suburbs, would be highly unusual because it would involve turning down nearly $2 billion in federal...
  • Officials call for hearing on Baltimore accountability agency

    Officials call for hearing on Baltimore accountability agency
    Several elected officials are calling for closer scrutiny of CitiStat, the data-driven city agency that has been faltering in its mission to monitor the performance of the government's work. "I'm concerned," said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who...
  • As questions mount, Clinton strategy is to remain mum

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton remained silent when questions arose about potential conflicts of interest over her foundation's decision to accept foreign donations. She waited days to respond and then only by Twitter after it was revealed that Clinton also...
  • Proposed GOP alternatives to Obamacare subsidies are bad medicine

    Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...