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On Inauguration Day, campaign rhetoric meets governing reality for Wolf

By Matthew J. Brouillette Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |


  • Opinion

    Paid Family Leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers as well

    The holiday season can be a time of great joy. But for many working parents, the holidays are also a stark reminder of how tenuous their employment and benefits are.

    By Amy Hall Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: A Cup of Christmas Tea

    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Columns

    From ashes of firebird vandalism, Phoenixville provides example to other communities

    Last Saturday, I woke up to a phone call at 7:30 in the morning from photographer and Phoenixville area staple Barry Taglieber.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@21st-century @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Opinion

    Zogby: Time for Wolf to end the ‘blame game’ and govern

    No amount of feigned astonishment at a pending $1.9 billion budget deficit will erase the fact that this situation has existed for years and will only worsen without needed reforms.

    By Charles Zogby Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    DIY Fame: Phoenixville should invest in its burgeoning music scene

    I’ve been hanging around Phoenixville for over 10 years and living here for a month, and if there’s one thing that defines the town, it’s music.

    By Christopher Dissin Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Good Old Days

    “We get so soon old and so late smart.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Reporter Frank Otto sums up life in the news business

    Journalism is the only life I’ve known as an adult. I started at the Delaware County Daily Times as a full-time intern when I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2011. Just a few months after that summertime internship ended, I found myself at 24 N. Hanover St., sitting in the newsroom desk closest to the door.

    By Frank Otto @fottojourno on Twitter |

  • Opinion

    Teachers’ Unions: The common roadblock to reform

    From Philadelphia to York to the Pittsburgh suburbs, parents and taxpayers are looking to improve public education without breaking the bank. But there’s a common roadblock standing in their way: Teachers’ unions are consigning students to some of the worst-performing schools in the state — all to retain their iron grip on power.

    By James Paul Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Voters call for clarity: IRS should listen

    Nonprofit political activity is at a crossroads. Nonprofits have come under criticism from some on the left for spending too much dark money to influence politics, while some on the right critique the IRS for subjecting certain groups applying for nonprofit status to increased scrutiny based on their names.

    By Bill Schambra and Lisa Gilbert Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Celebrating Christmas Traditions

    “Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought the first one was.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

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