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Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 2:46 PM

There is progress in the long-term struggle to achieve a nuclear agreement with Iran. Reliable reports indicate the United States and Iran have moved toward compromise.Current focus is on a possible accord that would strictly limit Iran’s nuclear development for a decade, to be followed by reduction of the limitations, plus easing harsh economic sanctions.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Don Landgren cartoon about the mall terror threat.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Don Landgren cartoon about Old Man Winter.

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

It’s over. The fat lady has sung — or at least is waiting in the wings to go on stage. It took awhile, but the American Revolution against dynastic monarchists has finally been routed. The Brits have won. Loyal subjects in...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Our cellar is once again safe to enter.Technically, it was safe enough anyway, but some of us aren’t thrilled about sharing our stomping grounds with creatures that should only be seen in the summer and even then should only be seen...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM

By all modern measures the recession is over. Unfortunately, some segments of our economy are still feeling the effects. Unemployment is still an issue, especially among lower-skilled jobs. And growth in the manufacturing sector lags well behind the...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund, (we all know that in fact there is no trust fund), receives 0.9 percent of the Social Security payroll taxes collected. As currently funded, the “trust fund” will be exhausted in...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Pennsylvania is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Kathleen Kane, the state’s attorney general, is currently embroiled in an ever-widening scandal.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 12:13 PM

I woke up Sunday and rushed to social media hoping to find moving tributes and birthday memorials to American hero Susan B. Anthony.When there were none, I realized the importance of a proposal to create a national holiday in her honor.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

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