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Borrowing a page from history, the Legislature has approved a bill that will take a significant step toward rural economic development at little cost to consumers or taxpayers.

Parishioners of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Fort Worth, Texas, know that the Rev. Jim Gigliotti does not water down Catholic teaching for the sake of his flock’s comfort. He doesn’t mince w…

My younger sister, Amy, lives in California and we tend to see each other once a year, twice if we’re lucky. We both had babies around the same time, and our kids have become close, despite gr…

China and 14 other Asian-Pacific nations have signed a massive free trade agreement — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The pact covers about 2.2 billion people in the 10 countr…

With pandemic numbers hitting new highs, it would be natural to be inclined toward negativity. But the news is not all bad. The U.S. economy had a surprisingly strong showing in October, refle…

A twisty, narrow way in the cramped heart of Vienna’s oldest quarter, a busy street in an upscale neighborhood of Tehran and remote woods in Nigeria seem unlikely to share a theme or have rele…

No one expected Donald Trump to handle a defeat in the 2020 election well.

The pandemic has devastated many businesses, both large and small. At the same time, there is another sector of our economy that is crucial to our quality of life and is experiencing drastic r…

“Are you celebrating?” The Uber driver’s question took me a little off-guard. And then he may have gotten an earful from me. He was talking about the election.

National security is a highly complex and quickly shifting operation that demands constant vigilance. Every day that President Donald Trump continues to delay the transition to the Biden presi…

The 2016 Paris Agreement represented the first collective effort by all countries to address climate change. It’s become clear, however, that only a fraction of the 197 signatories are actuall…

My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his…

Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase “defund the police”? Repeated over and over on the progressive left, it seemed pretty clear — it meant that cities should no longer fund, and…

The conniving, manipulative, hateful strategy that the Democrats put in place to “rid” the country of the best president in years sickens me. When I thought they could stoop no lower, they did.

On March 20, Pennsylvania had 20 diagnosed cases of covid-19. The state was at the very beginning of measures that Gov. Tom Wolf implemented to address the spread of the disease.

Pennsylvanians have made tough decisions amid the profound economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Pennsylvanians lost their jobs temporarily or permanently this year. Sadly, fami…

HARRISBURG (TNS) — While many of my fellow Democrats are dancing a victory jig, they have not yet realized how we really have lost Pennsylvania. President-Elect Biden, whom polls said would cr…

Like the twinkle of a Christmas light on a cold winter night, Pfizer’s announcement that a large clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine had shown it to be safe and effective offers a bit of li…

In a summer that saw the statues of such American luminaries as Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant come crashing to the ground, a new statue, and 4-acre memorial, was unveiled in Washington…

If we learned nothing else from the 2020 presidential election, we at least came to realize that our insatiable thirst for instant gratification will not be sated when it comes to vote-countin…

Case counts for COVID-19 and deaths attributed to the virus are climbing at alarming rates across our region, the state and the country.

Pennsylvania colleges are facing tough financial choices in the face of declining enrollments, catalyzed by COVID-19.

The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday during oral argument that it won’t be striking down the whole Affordable Care Act as the Trump administration has asked it to do. The swing justices did seem…