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Our Opinion | July 6, 2015
Turkey plays key role in possible global unrest
Keep your eye on Turkey. The moderate Islamic democracy is surrounded by global mayhem and its long-standing friendship with the United States is fraying. A quick look at a map of the Middle East confirms Turkey’s geographic position in the eye of a perfect geopolitical storm.

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Our Opinion | July 4, 2015
Cheers & Jeers ...
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Our Opinion | July 3, 2015
Contracts, state law shoulddictate comp time policy
It’s a good thing the Butler County commissioners backed away from their intention to eliminate compensatory time off for employees working overtime.

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Our Opinion | July 3, 2015
Churches need to consider their security shortcomings
It was a senseless, evil act June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Nine people in a prayer service were shot and killed, including the senior pastor, state Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney. A 10th victim survived.

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Our Opinion | July 2, 2015
Ruling on redistricting could improve elections
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions on ObamaCare and same-sex marriage got nearly all the media and public attention. But the court decided other issues, supporting the use of lethal injection when states impose the death penalty and curbing the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to limit emissions from power plants.

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Our Opinion | July 1, 2015
Budget pledges delayed are still not yet denied
Four months ago when Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a comprehensive state budget, he said it would fulfill his campaign pledge for a fresh start toward a different kind of Pennsylvania — a state that features jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works.

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Our Opinion | June 30, 2015
GOP governors diverge on gay marriage ruling
Conservatives seeking guidance about last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry, can turn to the political leadership in Texas, and keep fighting. Or they can go with the Ohio brand of conservatism and abide by what the governor there calls “the law of the land.”

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