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    “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

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    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 |

  • 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.

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  • Columns

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    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

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    When it comes to learning how to spot a treasure, the first thing you have to learn is where to look.

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  • Columns

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    “There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Budget shields taxpayers, but challenges remain

    A contentious budget season has officially ended after Governor Corbett signed a $29 billion appropriations bill into law. But is it fiscally responsible? And what’s holding up reforms on the major issues, like pension reform, facing taxpayers across the state?

    By Bob Dick Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Columns

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