Will instant replay settle baseball's furies?
Baseball is slow to move away from tradition, and its long-awaited instant replay could eliminate some of the game's most exciting spectacles - on-field showdowns between managers and umpires.
NFL is right to ban N-word, other slurs, from the playing field
NFL players must adhere to all types of rules regarding on-field safety. It's time for them to work under one addressing the use of inappropriate language in the workplace.
Benefits of hiking minimum wage are an illusion
The president's latest economic fantasy says raising the minimum wage will incentivize work, lower unemployment, juice the economy and may even lower taxes. All while businesses swallow billions of dollars more in labor costs.
Little League teaches fundamentals of very important life lessons
“What is it with kids these days?” Has every single generation before us said that exact same thing about their own kids? I’m wondering because I find myself saying that very thing now.
Outside the Box: Celebrate your body in this pursuit to wellness
When I was a college student, I would often leave my apartment and go for a 12-mile run for fun, to unwind after a tough class or a long week. I would swim two hours nearly every evening, conjugating French verbs or writing a story in my head as I ticked off laps like a metronome.
Commissioners’ parking concern in wake of courthouse changes is baffling
When I heard on the radio recently that the Crawford County commissioners were discussing their concern about of a lack of parking in downtown Meadville, I became incensed. After all, there is abundant parking in various parking garages in town. I think everyone is aware that the parking garage on Market Street has ample space available.
Limiting college football's offense creates clear winners and losers
The rules of college football could soon change to limit teams from snapping the ball until 29 seconds or less remain on the play clock. The rule would handicap quick offenses and benefit teams with deep defenses. What does it mean for fans? That depends on what kind of football you like to watch.
This winter’s feast of cold is equally fortunate
In late December, as we braced for winter’s first real blast, I reported on the benefits of a healthy snow cover. Given temperature readings since, it seems appropriate to follow up with a discussion of how it’s equally fortunate that this winter is dishing out such a feast of cold.
Winter Olympics mystify American sports fans
What's a halfpipe and why would somebody want to slide down one? How do judges score figure skating? Unless you live next to a ski resort, the Winter Olympics sure are hard to love.
Budget speaks to Pennsylvania’s prosperous economic future
The main message in the state budget I presented last week is that Pennsylvania has turned a corner in its journey to prosperity and is now ready to hit full economic stride.
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