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Pursue Historic Trail status for Washington Trail 1753
The first world war started here in Butler County, Pennsylvania. At least one prominent historian makes the case that it did.
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End the Senate’s useless judicial obstructionism
Three hundred and thirty-six days — 11 months exactly. That’s how long Butler County Court of Common Pleas Judge Marilyn Horan has been waiting to take a seat on the federal bench in Pittsburgh.
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Bad business
After reading the June 15 story “Dispute could delay Dollar General,” I was struck by what I see as a growing problem not just in Slippery Rock, but in small town America as a whole.
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Scamming drivers
There is a cancer in Harrisburg. It is the nickel-and-diming taxation of drivers in Pennsylvania. The symptoms are Senate Bills 535, 559, 840, and 1267. These bills give RADAR and LIDAR to local municipalities, extend red light cameras for 10 years, and add speed cameras in the Commonwealth.
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A settlement announced early Tuesday over Volkswagen’s rigging of vehicle emissions tests — as clear a case of fraud as you can find — will be good for consumers who, based on VW’s lies, bought diesel cars that secretly spewed unlawfully high levels of pollutants and climate-warming gases.
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Stop criminalizing our politics
The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term’s most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have to criminalize politics.
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Warren too risky as Clinton’s VP
Wasn’t it cute? Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren looked like twins the other day in Cincinnati: Same blond bob haircut, bright blue blazers, white-hot rhetoric and matching grins when they excoriated Donald Trump.
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Fear is driving Europe’s populism
DRESDEN, Germany — About 2,000 Germans gathered in the market square in this elegant old town to denounce Angela Merkel as a traitor — and to cheer Britain on for deciding to leave the European Union.
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