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Take a walk in the shoes of minimum wage workers

By Roger Smith Courtesy of the American Forum |


  • Opinion

    Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

    Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on its head.

    By Amy Bennett Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Clean water is good for business and Pennsylvania’s economy

    It doesn’t matter what industry you’re talking about, businesses rely on clean water to produce safe, high-quality products.

    By William Barton and Jamie Gauthier Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Without Fed’s flexibilitly, Commonwealth should walk away from Healthy PA

    The Commonwealth Foundation commends Gov. Corbett for refusing to take the politically expedient route of putting more people into Medicaid without first reforming it. Simply giving more people “coverage” is not the same as giving them “care.”

    Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    What the CIA is trying to hide

    Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after Sept. 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt,

    By Katherine Hawkins Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The sneeze that caused an uproar

    “Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of demons.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Falling through the cracks in Obamacare

    Mark Ferkler is a Delaware County resident in his mid-thirties. He’s healthy, gainfully employed and now, thanks to Obamacare, is newly uninsured. Yes, you read that right — uninsured.

    By Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    We need housing finance reform now

    Across the political spectrum, there is near unanimous agreement that the current housing finance system, in which Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other agencies are guaranteeing or insuring nearly 90 percent of all home loans, is unsustainable.

    By Kevin Coutts Pennsylvania Builders Association |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Technology changing the antiques world

    Technology has helped many people get the information they need in short order. When it comes to learning the value of antiques and obtaining appraisals, more and more people are finding that expert advice by searching online. At my office, we have seen a significant increase in clients who are using our mobile app to send me a picture of an object that they want to bid on during an auction, buy at a yard sale or quickly get appraised so they can negotiate with an antiques dealer. Online...

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Culture of Whatever

    “The mystery of human existence is not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Open Government Initiative: Litmus test for Obama on whistleblowers

    Whistleblowers, often revered and feared by the Obama administration, have received a special place since the 2011 initiation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global transparency campaign. Their prominence is justified. The OGP will become a magnet for cynicism unless there is safe cover for those who will make it work or fail – whistleblowers on the front lines of fraud, waste and abuse currently sustained through secrecy and enforced by repression.

    By Tom and Shanna Devine Courtesy of the American Forum |

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