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Both my country and I lost a great friend and freedom fighter this week: Herb Meyer, an unsung hero of the Cold War. He received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal for his November 1983 memo predicting a Soviet collapse and victory for the United States. “If present trends…

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College students have racked up $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. These students take on staggering debt and blindly head off to college, hoping for the best. For many college students, this is a formula for disaster. These leaders of tomorrow have been abandoned to fend for themselves. Th…

One of the major Supreme Court decisions we’ll soon hear about is the Bladensburg cross case. This is the case in which secularists are demanding the removal of a large cross that memorializes veterans in the town of Bladensburg, Maryland because the cross resides on public property.

This past weekend I found myself in the middle of a social media frenzy. It started when Dr. Phil gave an interview to People.com regarding the current college admissions scandal. In explaining his take on the situation, Dr. Phil opined that the accused parents weren’t really shopping for an…

The news media are taking quite a bruising these days. Politicians, including the current occupant of the White House, revel in bashing reporters, newspapers, television and cable networks, Internet news outlets and just about anyone else who dares to shed light or comment on the workings of…

 In 1989, a duo consisting of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus achieved a historic first, hitting the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with three different songs from their first album. It sold 7 million copies in the United States, vaulted them to worldwide fame and won them a Grammy.

On Christmas Eve, 1968, three humans in the cramped Apollo 8 command module slingshot around the moon. They were the first human beings ever to be in the gravitational sphere of influence of another celestial body. While in lunar orbit, the astronauts recited the first 10 verses of Genesis 1…

In a recent article titled “Spending More on Debt than Defense,” author Mark Hendrickson highlights the interest payments on our rapidly growing national debt in relation to defense spending. By 2023, Hendrickson points out, interest payments on the national debt will exceed the amount spent…

The financial health of the federal government has been deteriorating for decades. Unable to break free from our bipartisan addiction to deficit spending, the national debt has continued to rise relentlessly.

WHILE visiting a breathtaking butterfly exhibit in the south, we saw two large rare butterflies, apparently mating. The interpreter, however, indicated that at this stage of their late adult lives, they were no longer fertile.

Predictably, the start of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court was an embarrassing fiasco for almost everyone involved. The Republican chair of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley, had barely begun his opening remarks before Democratic Senator Kamala Harris…

All that’s been said about U.S. Sen. John McCain since his death last Saturday should cause Americans to reflect deeply and in an open-minded way on the great service to this country that was the hallmark of his life.

Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of the long-running PBS children’s show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The only reason I went to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” the documentary about Mr. Rogers and his show, was because we were visiting friends who very much wanted to see …

They danced. They sang. They shouted and cried for joy. Had their team won the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup? Had they won a giant Powerball lottery? No, but their lives had been transformed. A well had been dug in their village, and now they would have a clean, reliable source of water and …

The history of liberty in America features an endless battle over the rights of individuals versus the powers of police. The Constitution was written with the intent of protecting citizens and controlling cops. But that's not quite in keeping with the preferences of Brett Kavanaugh.

Are President Trump's threats and insults against our allies just an obnoxious negotiating tactic? It hardly matters, because they haven't worked. And it's worse than not working. Trump has turned "made in America" into consumer poison around the globe.

The U.S. created conditions in Central America that families are desperate to flee — even if they risk being separated.

The ceasefire in Afghanistan came to an unmistakable end Wednesday when 30 Afghan government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in a western province. You may not have noticed the end of the ceasefire because you may not have noticed the start of the ceasefire, just a few days earlier.

The president says he wants to lower drug prices, but Big Pharma isn’t fooled.

The tweet that caused an uproar that led to the cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s ABC sitcom was a reminder of the most illuminating and depressing reality of our time: the stubborn centrality of race and racism in our national life.

Appearing before foreign service officers and other employees at the State Department on Wednesday, Donald Trump commended them for faithfully performing their most important task – applauding him.

Politicians have made a mess of things for American workers, but a new Poor People's Campaign is rising to set things right.

Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, Oct. 28, 1818; the other was Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was 92 years old.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is used to being surrounded by diplomats representing murderous regimes, has found out the most dangerous place for her to be: between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

AT A TIME WHEN WE are surrounded by news of the disgusting lack of morals among so many government and NCAA figures, along comes Sister Jean.

Dairy farmers across Pennsylvania are facing financial challenges that are threatening their ability to stay in business. A massive oversupply of milk has substantially reduced the price farmers receive for the milk they produce.

As a child growing up in Maine during the 1950s, I was put to bed by my parents every Sunday evening after services at my dad’s small Baptist church. I can recall lying in bed with the radio tuned into “The Hour of Decision” and listening to the voice of Billy Graham. Every Sunday at the end…

Obituaries

Aaron Matthew, 46, of Grove City. Service: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (7-21-19) at the Church of the Beloved Disciple in the Faith Foundation Room. The church is located one mile west of Grove City on Route 208.

Melissa Sue, 50, of Grove City. Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (7-15-19) at the JAMISON McKINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday (7-16-19) at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 520 N. Center St., Grove City, with Pastor Sue Kuehne offici…