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One of Pennsylvania’s more unconventional politicians — former Braddock Mayor John Fetterman — was sworn in as lieutenant governor Tuesday. We’re taking special notice and not because this Harvard-graduate with a shaved head, tattoos and preference for gym shorts is a noticeable kind of guy.

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HARRISBURG — Today is one of the most infamous dates in modern Pennsylvania history,

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The news that the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 as to whether President Donald Trump was actually working for the Russians shouldn’t have come as a shocker.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, 17 other attorneys general, six mayors including Pittsburgh’s Bill Peduto and the U.S. Conference of Mayors won a federal court battle Tuesday.

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Thought: Looking backward not only hinders your present moving forward but it hinders your outlook and hope for the future. The longer you keep looking back the more chance it will be that history will continue to keep repeating itself in your life.

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As the 116th Congress settles in, if you believe we are entering a new era of legislative headway, think again.

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Gov. Tom Wolf waxed whimsical recently, envisioning a Super Bowl at Penn State’s massive Beaver Stadium between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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We do not have an emergency at the southern border, and so it’s good President Trump did not try to seize power by declaring a state of emergency during his national address on Tuesday night.

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One way to deter harmful recreational drug use by teenagers is to treat them like adults. Rather than simply tell them to “Just Say No” to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs, it may be more helpful to explain how these substances create unique risks for them — risks that arise due to the chan…

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The most contentious issue to emerge from the federal budgeting process is whether the government should appropriate five billion dollars to constructing a wall between Mexico and the United States to impede people from entering people illegally.

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Despite derisive comments by opponents concerning President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall — calling it a fourth-century solution — such structures have done their job well since they first appeared in Mesopotamia some 6,000 years ago. Today, supported by advanced technology, walls are …

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Today (Jan. 10) marks one year since Gov. Tom Wolf declared a public health emergency to confront the opioid epidemic, making it easier for people to get help for addiction and harder to obtain the deadly drugs.

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We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.

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Having already run the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, attorney general nominee William Barr appears more fit for the office than the fringe figures and lightweights President Trump increasingly favors. But Barr’s expansive views of presidential power are ill-suited to t…

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It seems this year’s Academy Awards will be conducted using a no-host format, now that Kevin Hart and his dossier of homophobic wisecracks have been officially ruled out.

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Thought: We always can seem to easily see everyone else’s faults, but fail to see our own.

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Pennsylvania has learned hard lessons about protecting its children in recent years, from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal to the failures of ChildLine to the Catholic Church grand jury report.

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Ten years ago, President Barack Obama traveled to Cairo to open a new dialogue with the world’s Muslims. On Thursday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Cairo to offer a rebuttal.

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Thought: If you look forward in faith to Heaven, you will think less about the things of this world.

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Streaming music has become the main way people listen to music nowadays, growing to nearly 65 percent of the market in 2017. But as other means of listening to music become passé — digital downloads, CDs, etc. — one familiar format has seen a remarkable comeback and even growth: vinyl records

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If for some strange reason you didn’t already know how much the liberal media hates President Trump, you found out this past week.

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Thought: Want to build a secure and strong shelter that your children and family can rely on in life? Above all else live a life of fearing, reverencing and serving Almighty God. Teach your children to honor and serve God as well. Don’t just talk about God, live and walk righteously before them.

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With Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s declaration that she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for president, election mania officially kicked off. It’s almost two years away, but the 2020 election, with a problematic partisan divide at the forefront of American politics, is shaping up to…

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It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of speakeasies, bathtub gin, demon rum, homebrew, bootlegging and other icons of the Roaring Twenties.

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Thought: When it comes down to it the only person you have the ability to change is you. Are you always concerned about making sure you tell the truth? Remember, honesty is always the right choice, it brings wisdom and truth to situations. Also, it brings and keeps peace alive in your own he…

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When it comes to abortion, leftists refuse to confront and address the ugly and brutal truth of their sordid convictions. In their callousness, they dismiss the innocent unborn American lives that are aborted as predestined.

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Bedford County’s Democratic commissioner said he won’t seek another term when his expires at the end of 2019.

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There wasn’t a lot of fanfare to go with it, but Pennsylvania took an important step this week toward reducing recidivism and driving down the amount that taxpayers spend on keeping their fellow citizens behind bars.

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True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis), and tells off congressional Democratic leaders by tweeting, “bye bye.” His cultists duly applaud.

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Thought: Always strive to make Your Heavenly Father proud and pleased with your life.

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Donald Trump can look like a president. He can act like a president. He can talk like a president. He proved as much in his Tuesday night TV speech on getting $5.7 billion for a more secure border, and you wanted to say to him, thank you, thank you and please never wear that clown costume again.

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Just three weeks ago, President Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself declaring victory over the Islamic State and adding that the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria are “all coming back, and they’re coming back now.”

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Is technology innovation doing us more harm than good? My family offers proof that it is.

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Ask any legislator who opposes reducing the size of the General Assembly about the need for retaining all of that inefficiency and you will receive a standard response. The Legislature must remain at 203 House seats and 50 in the Senate to preserve representative democracy; anything less tha…

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If you’ve watched any NCAA football or basketball this holiday season, you’ve consumed the trademark commercial messaging celebrating “amateur student-athletes” whose talents on the court or playing field help them earn world-class university degrees and “go pro in something other than sport…

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On New Year’s Eve, The Washington Post published a shockingly biased (even as measured in the current shoddy journalism era) op-ed piece. Titled “The Demographic Time Bomb that Could Hit America,” the commentary reflects columnist Catherine Rampell’s opinion that declining population would r…

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Thought: We may be small in our own eyes, but, when we are partnered with God we are mighty.

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Now that the Trump administration has moved to ban bump stocks, lawsuits are underway. Congress should cut them off by passing an overdue legislative ban.

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WASHINGTON — It was a perfect post-Christmas day, as I watched tourists move in concentric circles around the Jefferson Memorial at the far edge of the National Mall.

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Thought: In the midst of perilous times a Godly person stands strong with courage.

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The beginning of a new year is an artificial construct — there’s nothing significant about Jan. 1 from a geographical or astronomical point of view, nothing in the physical world to distinguish the day from any other winter day.

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Buster had spent most of his young life all alone, chained up outside, through every type of weather. The little dog’s back was covered with bald patches, and because his owner hadn’t bothered to loosen the chain that was wrapped around his neck as he grew, it had become deeply embedded into…

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What’s with Mitt Romney, the newly minted Republican senator from the great red state of Utah?