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January 26, 2015
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New Gov. Wolf has made increasing state aid to public education one of his priorities, but to do anything about it now would be putting the cart before the horse.
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January 26, 2015
Tax reform is necessary, and it’s doable
By Bart Chilton
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Charles Krauthammer

January 26, 2015
Watching Iran’s emerging empire
WASHINGTON — While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried.
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January 24, 2015
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Last September, the Pennsylvania Game Commission came up with an idea to charge non-hunters a $30 permit to use state game lands — and promptly shot it down before it had a chance to fly.
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January 24, 2015
Obama’s foreign policy still a muddle
If anyone still needed proof of President Barack Obama’s reluctance to let foreign policy distract from his domestic agenda, he provided an excess in his State of the Union address.
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Kathleen Parker

January 24, 2015
When the pope talks, the world listens
WASHINGTON — Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.
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January 23, 2015
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Last summer, a study out of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco found that nearly 700,000 Americans would be saved from obesity or Type 2 diabetes during the next decade if the federal government made just one tiny change.
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January 23, 2015
Debate: Revise or repeal Obama’s agenda?
Neither the modest new proposals President Barack Obama outlined in his State of the Union speech, nor the well-crafted, reasonably well-received speech itself, will loom large in either the history of this presidency or the course of the nation.
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January 23, 2015
Speech omitted looming entitlement crisis
Unbelievable. President Obama, among the most divisive presidents in our recent history, gives an also divisive State of the Union speech, taking credit for things he did not do, producing a laundry list of mostly bad things he plans and at the end sounding oh, so nice. This country of ours? We’re a “tight-knit family.” Republicans? He wants to get along with them.
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January 22, 2015
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As President Barack Obama strode into the House Chamber on Tuesday to present the penultimate State of the Union address of his checkered presidency, there was unsettling news around the world.
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January 22, 2015
In State of the Union, Obama goes on offense
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address didn’t contain any surprises, but it did unveil the clearest picture yet of the strategy Obama has adopted for the final two years of his presidency.
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January 21, 2015
Who should pay for ‘free’ college?
President Obama’s announcement of his proposal to provide free tuition for 9 million community college students coincides with the start of the spring semester at the community college where I’ve been teaching for 27 years.
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January 21, 2015
Let’s hope Joe Paterno hears the good news
I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind.
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January 20, 2015
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For too long, carbon dioxide has dominated the discussion of greenhouse gases; for the most part, it has been the discussion. That gas, emitted by the burning of fossil fuels, is, after all, the biggie in terms of volume. But this single-minded approach has meant that the so-called short-lived gases have been all but overlooked, and that’s a mistake.
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January 20, 2015
Displaced children are ripe ISIS for picking
While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits.
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