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Obama picked TV audience for address on immigration
There were four distinct audience groups Thursday night when President Barack Obama delivered a prime-time address about immigration policy and his go-it-along program to reform it.
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It’s reasonable to consider county staff cuts altogether
Maybe it’s because we’re in the midst of budget season; maybe we’re just impatient. But there’s merit in Butler County Controller Ben Holland’s contention that a county staff-cutting plan to adjust for the sale of the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center should be comprehensive.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Marcellus facts
A recent letter to the editor from Len Schoettker is riddled with misinformation and claims that simply run contrary to the facts. Eagle readers and my neighbors in Butler County deserve accurate information, not rhetoric designed to divide this community and instill fear.
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Not so lopsided
We eligible voters are often chided — and rightly so — for failing to exercise our blood-bought freedom to choose our leaders at the polls. Only 45 percent of eligible Butler Countians participated in the recent general election.
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Missed a spot
Since Pittsburgh has recently put on a pothole filling blitz, I would like to ask PennDOT to also adjust the joints on state Route 68, Segments 110 and 120, between Harmony Junction and Minetta Springs.
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On the wrong path
I believe Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will show himself to be a tax and spend liberal who will raise the cost of living, increase taxes and diminish job growth by driving small businesses under with taxation and burdensome regulations. Time will tell.
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Fooled again
I have grown to hate the word compromise in every political sense. When either party uses the word compromise, it is applied in terms of what special interests want from the Republicans or Democrats, not what We the People need.
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Time has come for online sales tax
WASHINGTON — With Congress back for its lame duck session, there’s an issue that has been lingering for more than 20 years that needs to finally be resolved — requiring online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores.
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Why did Cosby accusers wait so long?
I know that the nuns who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it’s always good to reach out to the suffering, there are times when you have to say, “Sorry, but you waited too long. I can’t help you now.”
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The twilight of democratic capitalism?
WASHINGTON — It must be obvious by now that we are experiencing something greater than the routine frustrations of the business cycle and the normal political discontents of democracies. There is, as political scientist William Galston writes in a recent essay, a “shared fear that an epoch is coming to an end.
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