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  • John Kasich may be the right candidate at the wrong time
    John Kasich may be the right candidate at the wrong time
    It’s official, John Kasich is the 16th Republican contender for the big seat in the Oval Office in 2016, and sadly for him, he may become the classic example of being the right candidate coming in at the wrong time.Kasich was right on July...
  • Spending v. SAT Scores
    School choice: The ‘missing link’ in Texas education freedom
    The challenges Texas students face as they graduate high school, college or other post-K-12 educational pursuits once again reminds how school choice is the “missing link” when it comes to true education reform in the Lone Star State...
  • Chris Christie has a real shot at White House
    Don't be fooled, Chris Christie has a real shot at winning GOP primary
    So,Chris Christiehas now thrown his hat into the ring for the right to face off against likely Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton for the right to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.Although there are some political pundits who are quick to tell...
  • Paxton
    Texas attorney general says county clerks can refuse gay marriage licenses
    In an opinion issued Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said county clerks can refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples if they have a religious objection to gay marriage. He announced the opinion on Twitter in a series of tweets....
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    Paper to reject op-eds, letters critical of gay marriage
    On Friday, PennLive said that in light of the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, it would not not publish letters and op-eds critical of gay marriage. Initially, the paper said it "will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and...
  • Confederate flag controversy overblown
    Controversy over Confederate flag is being overblown
    The Confederate flaghas always been a symbol of the traditions of the Jim Crow South to some, and old southern heritage to others. But until the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, it was a flag that very little people outside of...
  • Rick Perry is an insult to Charleston shooting victims
    Rick Perry's Charleston comments proves he's not presidential material
    Rick Perry spent most of June 20th trying to back pedal from his Charleston church shooting comments of June 19th, when he personally insulted the entire city of Charleston, the entire state of South Carolina, and the Christian faith in general.If...
  • In gun battle, balance is needed
    Dylann Roof is the reason gun rights and gun control needs balance
    Dylann Roof was a failure in life. Dylann Roof also hated black people. Dylann Roof was also able to easily get a hold of a gun.Combine all of the above, and what you have was a massacre at a historic Charleston, South Carolina AME church that...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 12: The Birthday edition
    Monday Musings, Vol. 12: Birthday edition
    Dear Friends,Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings! You can call this one the “self-indulgent” installment, as it’s my birthday—the big 2-7 (I’m now counting my way back from 30)—and so I thought I&rsquo...
  • Pipeline
    Fervor over local pipeline continues
    There has been a lot of discussion and emotional outburst by local residents who are opposed to a pipeline planned to go through the Lehigh Valley. Most don’t want it, but all are worried about the path of it. The proposed PennEast pipeline ...
  • Baltimore Riot
    How to Intelligently Protest Using the Power of the Internet
    As I walked through Center City Philadelphia with a friend yesterday, a helicopter flew over our heads. After four more helicopters flew over our heads within a few minutes we figured it was because of the protests that have been taking place in...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 11
    Monday Musings, Vol. 11
    Dear Friends,The time has come for yet another edition of Monday Musings. (Can you handle it? Can you?)As I write this, I’m feeling a bit of pressure to keep turning those pages. As you may (or may not) know, I’m on a mission to...
  • Weed and grass killers
    Earth Day memo: Pesticide and herbicide use causing an environmental nightmare
    Millions of Americans are to blame for the serious problems that are occurring due to our obsessions with nicely manicured lawns and well-maintained golf courses. The use of chemicals on our lawns is leading to illnesses, diseases and the death of...
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    Another Earth Day
    April 22nd is the 45th anniversary of the first official Earth Day. Began in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, the day was initiated as a national “teach-in” about environmental issues. Nelson’s environmental...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 10
    Monday Musings, Vol. 10
    Dear Readers,Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings—or, as I sometimes like to think of it, the unburdening of an unabashed bookworm.Spring has arrived! (Though you might not have known it, given the snowflakes swirling around this...
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