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Think About It: Learning Something New

By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

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  • Opinion

    Taxpayers deserve a fair trade with school property tax elimination

    Many local football fans have watched their favorite NFL team make numerous trades and acquisitions over the past two weeks. Some of those trades leave fans scratching their heads and wondering what the front office is doing to help the team get to the Super Bowl.

    By State Sen. David G. Argall Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Energy efficiency legislation works

    Last year was the hottest ever recorded globally, and the U.S. remains the world leader in CO2 emissions per capita.

    By Joseph Otis Minott Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Sew Many Quilts; So Little Time

    Every now and then, I like to stop by the old quilt rack hanging on an upstairs wall in the old farmhouse where we live here on the University of Valley Forge campus. The oldest part of the house was built somewhere around the mid-1800s, so an old quilt hanging on that wall fits perfectly.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Why this Catholic physician supports medical aid in dying

    Inspired by the public advocacy of terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and at least 16 other states — from California to New York — have introduced bills that would authorize the medical option of aid in dying.

    By Dr. Robert Olvera Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Trust Pennsylvanians, not government, to lead the way

    Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a budget with a spending rate clocking in at a blistering $1,000 per second. That means in the time it takes you to read this article, say three minutes, state government would spend a stunning $180,000. And the governor is looking at you to pay for it with a $4.5 billion tax increase — the largest in state history.

    By Bob Dick Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Editorials

    Gov. Tom Wolf inviting conversation: Who’s up to task?

    We’ve heard a lot of state budget addresses over the years, stretching back to Gov. Dick Thornburgh. They’ve been fairly predictable, as have been the default responses of the opposite party (one party’s “investments” are another’s “taxes” or “giveaways”).

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  • Columns

    Think About It: You Know You are Old If...

    One of hardest things to understand is what it means to be old. I am beginning to realize what Bernard Baruch meant when he said, “To me, old age is always ten years older than I am.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Addicted to Snow

    “The very fact of snow is such an amazement.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Editorials

    EDITORIAL: Pa. Legislature sitting on $161M of taxpayer money

    You have to give Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature points for chutzpah.

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  • Opinion

    Community Reinvestment Act can boost energy efficiency, funding for low-income schools

    One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation’s 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the second-largest line item in a school budget after personnel costs.

    By Kathleen Rogers Courtesy of the American Forum |

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