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Good intentions don’t make ‘Silencing Act’ a good idea
Two wrongs don’t make a right, especially when they pertain to a convicted cop-killer and the Pennsylvania Legislature.
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Mayor revisits suggestion to reassign desk sergeant
There’s a hint of déjà vu in the suggestion that the Butler Police Department should eliminate its desk sergeant position and free up another officer for routine patrols. But that’s not to say this old idea is a bad one.
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Letters to the Editor

Correction
A story in Monday’s Eagle on fundraising by St. Killian Parish did not mention that some of the $20.4 million would pay off construction debt on the parish center and construction debt on the parish school.
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Prayer support
Middlesex Township supervisors Mike Spreng, Donald P. Marshall and James “Hap” Evans were elected to serve as our leaders. Over the past 24 months I have witnessed them having to make some of the most controversial decisions in the township’s history.
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OPEC’s gambit
I am not sure our people and especially our government see the big picture of what is going on with OPEC in general and Saudi Arabia specifically. Their continued high-volume oil production has driven oil prices down and had deleterious effects on Russia and Venezuela and helped to temporarily lower America’s gasoline costs.
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Albert Einstein famously said “God doesn't play dice” with the universe: Everything is by design.
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Syria: A conspicuous U.S. failure
In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama.
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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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Tax reform is necessary, and it’s doable
By Bart Chilton
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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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