| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.
They're demanding that Congress use upcoming...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that ''encouraged our enemies'' around the world.
Elsewhere in Washington, and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:53 PM
One of my regular correspondents sent me a video the other day that featured Ronald Reagan predicting that the United States was on the dire path to socialized medicine.
The video clip actually comes from the Michael Moore movie "Sicko," but the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON — It was not surprising that Texas held out.
For years, Texas was among a handful of states that required every resident seeking help with grocery bills to first be fingerprinted, an exercise typically associated with criminals....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:27 PM
While Gettysburg, Pa., attracted thousands of tourists during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg last week, Chambersburg has several Civil War-related activities, too.
Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield, will...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Imagine a major Christian leader citing Scripture while writing about marriage, abortion, divorce or sexual abstinence in a commentary published by a mainstream newspaper.
Imagine him encouraging reforms that "reflect biblical principles," noting that...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Left-wing historian Howard Zinn -- author of the perennially popular “A People’s History of the United States” -- has long been criticized by other historians on the left, a number of whom have publicly challenged both his facts and...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:35 PM
The American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation are two well-established, politically-conservative Washington, D. C., think tanks.
How conservative are they?
Let’s just say that if the Environmental Working Group and the Center...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The worldwide terror alert will be discussed on the Sunday morning chat programs. Here's the guest list:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.C., talks to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. Another guest will be football referee Sarah Thomas, a...
| Aug 25, 2013
The make-believe crusade by publicity hound Republicans to somehow stop Obamacare is one of the most cynical political exercises we've seen in many years. And that, my friends, is saying something.
Charlatans are peddling the fantasy that somehow they...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
With the reopening of Beltzville State Park following a recent drowning, remember to stay safe. If you plan to boat or fish, wear an appropriate U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation device.
Bad news also was reported at Leaser Lake this past week....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON -- Future illegal immigration to the U.S. could be cut in half by the Senate-approved bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, according to a new analysis Wednesday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.