Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

A Better Future

When we see a problem in society, we want to fix it. Often the theoretical solution appears as a large government program, administered and funded through Washington, D.C. It is intellectually appealing and provides that ability to gather large amounts of funds to be applied to the problem. While the theory of taxing individuals and corporations and administering programs nationally might be appealing, the outcome is often vastly different.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

A Learning Experience From PA-18's Special Election

Republicans have a chance to learn and grow. The question is whether they will take this opportunity to do that. I am writing this column on the morning after the special election for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district, and the race is too close to call. In a district that Donald Trump won by almost 20 percentage points in 2016, too close to call is a surprise to many -- especially to Republicans.

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 00:00

With Malice Toward None, With Charity for All

To make progress as a nation, we must have free and open debate. This can be done only by approaching topics with the belief in others' rights to have and to state their opinions and for us to take no offense from them. We can disagree, yes; argue, yes; shut down and turn away? No.

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:00

Relative Political Vision

Republicans need to more clearly articulate their relative political vision.

In our current two party system, the decision is often based on which option is disliked the least. The winner, after winning, determines that they earned the votes they received, rather than understanding that they were voted for because they were the lesser of two evils at the time, the relatively better choice.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Make it Work

Make our current systems work first -- then figure out if additional changes are needed. This past week, 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by a single shooter. As a mother of two teenagers, I cannot image the heartbreak of the friends and families of the victims. A tragedy.

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