Nothing about school construction happens quickly
With summer approaching, students across the commonwealth are scurrying to finish year-end projects. The state Department of Education had a big project due in May, too. But officials are quietly asking for an extension because they didn’t get the job done.
Latest tragedy involves individual having death drives instead of life values
News recently focused on the latest incident of indiscriminate killing by a mentally ill person. Actually, every such act of violence has a mental illness dimension.
All money spent by government comes from taxpayers — we must use it prudently
While serving in Afghanistan I worked in a dusty tent with a floor made of wood pallets covered with plywood. My desk was made of crates and lumber, and under the circumstances I found it to be more than adequate.
Deep research finds water fluoridation is safe, effective
I am a pediatrician who emigrated from Hong Kong more than 20 years ago.
Be sure to act ‘F.A.S.T’ when it comes to strokes
Living in America, we are inundated with medical journalism. Most periodicals are published with information about arthritis, cholesterol and blood pressure. You will not hear a news broadcast without catching a reference to obesity, a new pill or cancer.
Outside the Box: When it comes to U.S. war veterans, ‘nobody outranks anybody in death’
When I was in graduate school in Ohio, I was working on a documentary project on military families and I decided to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day.
Voters pay for primaries but don’t get a say
Independent voters in Pennsylvania are closely watching a federal lawsuit that challenges the legality of New Jersey’s closed primaries.
College is the place to dare — not worry about every grade
I hate grading.
Hope of raising minimum wage and everyone keeping their job is unlikely
The issue of the minimum wage is a complex topic which involves economic and political considerations.
When it comes to government, listen with your eyes wide open
The McClatchy Washington Bureau recently reported that a new investor report by S&P Capital IQ, a division of McGraw Hill Financial, predicts the Standard & Poors 500 companies could shift 90 percent of their workforce from job-based health insurance coverage to individual insurance coverage sold on the nation’s marketplace by 2020. If health care inflation continues as it does, currently 7.5 percent, savings for S&P 500 companies could top $800 billion. If all companies with 50 or more employees followed suit, they could collectively save $3.25 trillion through 2025, according to the report. Based upon companies’ goal of increasing profits, there is, I submit, little doubt that since this shift reportedly could take place it will take place.
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