State representative says professor went too far in criticizing education plan
Everyone is entitled to express their opinion, but it crosses the line when they misrepresent what another person stated.
Is the NCAA a sinking ship?
The daily flow of bad news chronicling the NCAA seems to fall somewhere between damaging and defeated. By comparison, the NCAA’s myriad problems make the Obama Administration’s roll out of the Affordable Care Act look smooth.
Gun regulation columnist fails to grasp key history behind Second Amendment
“... the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms” is “the palladium of the liberties of a republic ...”
— Justice Joseph Story
EDITORIALS: School lunch lessons; D.C. focuses on box scores
Instead of refusing a now-nutritious National School Lunch Program, schools, parents and students should embrace the healthier standards / A box-score mentality - with too much emphasis on winners, losers, scores and assists - afflicts Washington with little concern for those who buy the tickets.
Allegheny professor defends teachers' workloads; claims Republican state Rep. Brad Roae is motivated by hatred of unions in questioning teacher pay and work schedules
Pennsylvania state Rep. Brad Roae would like you to believe that he has the solution to the rising cost of higher education, and that he understands what should be done to avoid the impending retrenchments (firings) of college faculty at many of our state-owned universities. Of course, the culprits he accuses of inflating tuition are the professors who work within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). To him, they earn six-figure salaries for working 12-hour weeks, and if we can just lower their salaries and increase their workloads, all will be well.
Let's stop 'shaming' each other
While shaming is often used to point out legitimately horrible behavior — especially against women — it is becoming so common that its meaning has begun to leach away.
Who had the worst week in Washington? John Boehner
"I got overrun, that's what happened."
That was House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, explaining to President Barack Obama how he wound up at the head of a party that pushed the government into a two-week-plus shutdown amid an ideological scuffle over the Affordable Care Act, according to a behind-the-scenes report in Politico.
Oil export cutoff anniversary is worth recalling
We are about to mark an anniversary — one we’d all be smart to remember before joining the Flat Earth Society that is right now debating whether or not to blow up the state’s economy.
Pennsylvania: Welcome to the state of disrepair
The state House veterans and emergency preparedness committee unanimously passed a resolution urging the president to reopen all federally-maintained veterans monuments earlier this week.
The most insufferable fans in sports live in St. Louis
The Cardinals are a very good baseball team. Their fans have every right to be happy. You can't blame the rest of us for not sharing their joy, though.
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