Some Simon & Schuster employees don't want the company to publish a book by former Vice President Mike Pence. The company should overrule them.
It was one year ago that COVID-19 started disrupting our lives. We're getting closer to normal, but still have some distance to travel.
The Wolf administration has unveiled the Nellie Bly Scholarship Program, which would help students enrolled in the 14 campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It would be a solid investment in our communities.
The administration of Gov. Tom Wolf has expanded the eligibility of SNAP benefits for college students, which is necessary amid the pandemic.
A legislative remedy should be offered to help victims of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania after a bureaucratic snafu has prevented a constitutional amendment from being placed on the ballot.
Pennsylvania should not elect judges by region. Instead, they should be selected through a nonpartisan commission that would make recommendations to the governor.
At the end of 1992, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed that year would not be one she would look back on "with undiluted pleasure." In fact, she proclaimed, "In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an annus horribilis."
A leader in the Ohio Tea Party has called on President Trump to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution and order a re-do of the 2020 presidential election.
The WPIAL has punished the Peters Township School District over an Oct. 30 incident where it appeared that two members of the high school marching band were in blackface. The punishment is appropriate.
The sport of baseball is just like life. Conversely, the sport of life is just like baseball. Things that happen on the “diamond” are things you will encounter in your own life. The same is true in many other sports, but to me, a nine-inning baseball game really mirrors a 24 hour day in the life of an ordinary person.
Just in time for the nationwide observance of Sunshine Week, the Pennsylvania Legislature has given us an unequivocal reminder (no irony intended, just business as usual) of why we must keep the spotlight of public scrutiny trained unrelentingly on our government.
School bells ring soon, and we are already hearing from high schoolers about their stressful lives - lives rife with bullying and, maybe most alarming of all, the demands of studying hard and getting ahead.
When Trump tweets that players should "stop disrespecting our Flag & Country," it becomes clear: In some ways, there is nothing more important than his misguided understanding of how to truly respect the flag.
Low wages, high turnover and a growing number of cases without additional help has left child welfare agencies in Pennsylvania “broken,” state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said.
Pennsylvania has two main public access laws: the Sunshine Act, which requires agencies to hold public meetings; and the Right to Know Law (RTKL), which guarantees public access to many government records.
First, the good news. Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that PennDOT plans to invest more than $2 billion in roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years through its new Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program.
Should two former Fayette County teachers accused of having child pornography and other related charges be sentenced to house arrest? And should they be allowed to serve their house arrest at a home they own in Florida?
Cutbacks in the military budget and the still-recovering economy made this Memorial Day weekend a relatively subdued affair — relative, that is, to our usual end-of-school, official-start-of-summer blowout.
No doubt there were those — either because they are philosophically opposed to gambling or simply don’t put much stock in government promises — who dismissed former Gov. Ed Rendell’s prediction that revenue from slot machines would produce a billion dollars a year in school property tax reductions.
When they head to the polls for this spring’s party primaries, Pennsylvania voters will be asked to make critical choices about whom they want to represent them in municipal government and who is best qualified to sit in judgment of their fellow citizens in state and county courts.
If you spend any amount of time speaking to an educator or local school board member about the biggest drag on their budgets, the chances are good that that the conversation will soon drift around to personnel costs or the mammoth expense of educating children with special needs.
Gov. Tom Corbett has pushed for several major initiatives in recent weeks. He aims to reform the state’s public pension systems. He wants to sell the state liquor stores. He is trying to win approval of a plan to spend more money on transportation.
Call it a rookie mistake. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane was barely six weeks into her job last week when the newly-elected Democrat dropped a bomb — some say a political bomb — on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. Calling it unconstitutional, Kane rejected the governor’s controversial effort to privatize the state Lottery.
A milestone is an event that means something has been achieved or changed. According to my records this is my 100th published article with the Greene County Messenger. It has been and continues to be a blessing for me and hopefully for any thoughtful readers. But that got me to thinking abou…