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By Lisa Mitchell Managing Editor |


  • Opinion

    PSEA must restore rights of religious objectors

    Jane Ladley knew in high school that she had a passion to help children learn to read. Her passion turned into her profession, and for 25 years Jane taught in Pennsylvania public schools, working with children with learning and behavioral difficulties. Jane, a Chester County resident, explains, “To see the light bulb go on and see them be able to read — it’s just really thrilling.”

    By Nate Bohlander Courtesy of the Fairness Center |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Life Lessons from Thomas Jefferson

    “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • 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 |

  • Columns

    Think About it: Watching Trees Grow

    “There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • 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 |

  • Letters

    An open letter to Rep. Milne: Expedite Rapps Dam Road bridge repair

    Dear Mr. Milne, In light of your recent touting of the transportation bill and what it has done for our region, I would like to call your attention to an urgent local matter that has impacted much of your constituency but has not gotten much attention from Harrisburg.


  • Columns

    Think About It: The Responsibility of Knowledge

    “Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • 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 |

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