Obamacare stumbles over the basics of signups
Every new program is bound to have a few glitches. But what’s happening right now with the nation’s new health insurance program and online signup efforts is disturbing. And it creates uncertainty regarding the entire concept of health care reform.
Anti-cyberbullying efforts may be having effect
Parents everywhere must be rejoicing, because a new poll suggests that cyberbullying among students seems to be decreasing.
A veteran, 90, recalls Patton, Ike, freedom
I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons. Frank published his story in a memoir, “Eleven Two: One WWII Airman’s Story of Capture, Survival and Freedom.”
California finds way to conquer partisan chaos
California has found a formula for ending the partisan warfare that once paralyzed its government: Get rid of one of the parties, in this case, the Republican. The state’s famously dysfunctional government now hums with calm efficiency.
Colorado residents document waste tsunami
As the people of Colorado are learning, it's horrendous enough to suffer the ravages of a natural disaster, but it's doubly horrific to then be faced with a more devastating unnatural disaster.
Are liberals afraid of standing up for policies?
What are liberals afraid of?
Welcome back, Rake
Many of you have missed the weekly Opinion Page personal columns of Herald Editor James A. Raykie Jr. During the past few weeks "Rake" has been recovering from a stroke suffered while vacationing in Florida.
PSU focus must be on students, not scoreboards
Should Penn State be spending $10 million on a spiffy new Beaver Stadium scoreboard in the midst of costly NCAA sanctions and while continuing to raise tuition for its students?
Uncle Sam no better boss than fast food giant
McDonald's really stepped in it this summer when the fast food empire created a budget for its underpaid employees to help them make ends meet on the low wages they bring home after flipping burgers all week.
Who wants to debate NSA spying? Not Obama
"I welcome this debate and I think it's healthy for our democracy."
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