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    As a business person, there is one economics lesson I learn over and over again:

    By Mitch Rofsky Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Improving chemical safety: A baby step in the right direction

    In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of facilities that house dangerous chemicals. In response, President Obama tasked an interagency working group with developing new guidelines for improving chemical facility safety and ensuring that some federal agency has responsibility for...

    By Sean Moulton and Ronald White Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Improve FOIA to give everyday Americans better access to documents

    Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune’s Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screenings. To hide this information, the VA used the “pre-decisional” exemption, simply stating that the requested documents were “preliminary” communications and could thus be withheld.

    By Nate Jones Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Venus discovered

    Venus is more than a celestial body. Venus is one of the most popular Classical figures in the history of art.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    It’s time to give college graduates a future with real freedom - freedom from debt

    The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rates. The motion to debate the “Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act” (S. 2432) garnered a 56-38 majority but fell short of the 60 votes needed to open debate.

    By LeeAnn Hall Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Letters

    Paycheck protection would establish fairness for taxpayers

    Most people would agree that tax dollars should not be used to collect the political money of private organizations, effectively forcing taxpayers to subsidize organizations that don’t share their values.

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  • Columns

    A look back at the Spring-Ford Class of 2014

    Having been a Spring-Ford student all of my life, it feels surreal to ‘suddenly’ be considered an alum.

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  • Opinion

    Pension crisis could hurt other vital programs and industries

    As lawmakers in Harrisburg get serious about crafting a new state budget with a June 30 deadline approaching, they have an opportunity to also take action to address the top financial problem facing the Commonwealth — the escalating state pension crisis.

    By Carl T. Shaffer Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Getting Out of Town, Part 2

    “To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Anderson

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Riding Shotgun - Wells Fargo memorabilia

    When a youngster runs toward his Mom’s car and calls out “I’m riding shotgun” to his little brother, everybody knows they are calling dibs on the passenger seat. But, in fact, that child is referencing the longstanding history of one of America’s best known brands and companies associated with the taming of the Wild West.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

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