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Severance tax compromise deserves Wolf’s attention
Finally, a reasonable compromise on taxing Marcellus Shale natural gas wells has been proposed.
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Voters are furious, just in time for election season
This may not come as much of a surprise, but voters in Pennsylvania are fed up with the state of the commonwealth according to a poll released last week. Next comes the hard part: channeling that frustration into productive civic engagement.
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BASD capacity data
As chairman of the Butler School District’s after action review committee, I would like to offer some clarification to the article, “Schools operate below capacity” (Jan. 27, Page 1).
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When there’s the political will, there tends to be a political way to accomplish the impossible. It appears this finally may be the case with the nation’s long-ignored epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid addiction.
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Rubio’s strategy could backfire
This should be Marco Rubio’s moment. The Florida senator achieved an impressive third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, behind Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Third place may not sound like much, but Rubio outperformed his poll numbers handily and finished only a hair behind Trump.
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This is John Kasich’s last chance
In a year when most Republican rivals have vied to match front-runner Donald Trump’s often outrageous proposals, highly personalized attacks and establishment bashing, Ohio Gov. John Kasich stands out as a voice of moderation and compromise.
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Robert Samuelson
Don’t forget the economy, stupid
In 1992, James Carville popularized the adage “It’s the economy, stupid.” If the economy is ailing, people tend to vote against the party in the White House.
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Iowa was disruptive — and perfect
That this is a year when everything is up for grabs was confirmed Monday night in Iowa, with two almost equally unacceptable outsiders — Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump — running 1 and 2 in Iowa’s Republican caucuses. The party establishment would take their own lives if one of them actually wins the nomination.
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