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After he was elected speaker on the 15th ballot, Kevin McCarthy promised that the U.S. House under Republican leadership would protect the national economy, saying that the party was committed to “stop wasteful Washington spending, to lower the price of groceries, gas, cars, housing, and sto…

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WASHINGTON — Most Americans think the economy is in bad shape, and six in 10 blame President Joe Biden. Things could soon get worse: Economists believe there is a 70% likelihood of a recession this year — more than double the share from six months earlier, a Bloomberg survey in December found.

Bravo to the Biden Administration, which on Thursday extended temporary safe haven status for another two years to Hong Kong citizens currently in the U.S. The decision will protect thousands of residents of the once autonomous city where dissent and support for democracy have been criminalized.

The arrest of Charles McGonigal, chief of the FBI counterintelligence division in New York from October 2016 until his retirement in 2018, reopens festering questions about the troubled election that put Donald Trump in the White House. Among the crimes charged against McGonigal in two lengt…

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) quickly became a global punchline when his multiple, contradictory misrepresentations of his background were revealed after he was elected in November. But there’s nothing funny about Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s refusal to call on Santos to resign, as a few other Rep…

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Gemini.

To the editor: The Electoral College has never been more important than it is in today’s anti-Constitution environment propagated by the radical left. It exists to serve as an impediment to the “tyranny of the majority.” The Founding Fathers understood the danger of popular rule and wanted a…

To the editor: “Say it ain’t so, Joe,” is a phrase attributed to a reporter speaking to Shoeless Joe Jackson about Jackson’s admission that he cheated in the 1919 World Series. It was used as a way to hope that someone had not done a wrong. Now, “Say it ain’t so, Joe” is directed at the Pres…

On a recent, mild January evening in the City of Brotherly Love, the affection of one home team NHL player was anything but mild. A firestorm of disgruntled wrath erupted upon Ivan Provorov, a Russian native and a defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers, compliments of the LGTBQ+ agenda and t…

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources recently announced that taxpayers are on the hook for $1,798,700,000 for damage previously caused by the fossil fuel industry.

Ideas that start on the progressive fringes have a way of becoming government policy these days, as President Biden’s $400 billion student loan cancellation shows. Lo, Democrats in Congress are now pressing the president to impose rent control nationwide.

Copernicus surely had no idea when he got the Scientific Revolution underway in the 16th century that an unintended effect would be empowering agenda-driven bullies and fanatics.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) is 100% right to move to kick Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and remove Reps. Adam B. Schiff (D-California) and Eric Swalwell (D-California) from the House Intelligence Committee. Omar is an ant…

Nursing shortages in Western Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the country have reached crisis proportions, disrupting and undermining the quality of the entire health care system.

If contempt truly arises from familiarity, there should be far less of it this year in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, particularly in the House.

No reasonable inquiry into the cause of Britain’s present political and economic difficulties would point the finger at trade union power. Industrial action is an issue now because of grievances amassed over many years. To respond, as the government intends, with legal curtailment of the rig…

To the editor: The purpose of this letter is to inform the public regarding the status of the Kulpmont Marion Heights Joint Sewer Authority (KMHJSA). At the Oct. 18, 2022, meeting of the KMHJSA, Kornaski, operator/manager of the authority was terminated in a 5-2 vote. Voting to terminate wer…

The state House of Representatives pleasantly surprised battle-weary Pennsylvanians recently when it raised the possibility that it would attend to business rather than political theater.

The left wants you driving an electric car and now cooking on an electric stove as they want to ban gas stoves. Richard Trumka of the Biden administration’s Consumer Product Safety Commission said gas stoves should be banned under the guise of public health.

Last summer, the Better Path Coalition and the Pennsylvania Climate Convergence Network installed the second biggest climate clock in the Americas in the Capitol building in Harrisburg. When Gov. Shapiro took the oath of office, the clock read that we have six years and 185 days to avoid the…

It will be up to the two special counsels to investigate and weigh the handling of secret documents by President Biden and former President Donald Trump. But the current questions should not obscure an enormous problem that has been festering for decades and threatens national security, demo…

To the editor: Just after Iraq voted to approve their new post-Saddam Hussein constitution in January 2005, I found myself in the relative safety of Bagdad’s Green Zone. Over a cup of Arabic coffee, two Iraqi women, a mother and her daughter, wanted to talk about the document they had just h…

An experiment in bipartisan government in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is less than a week old, and cracks are beginning to appear. If the compromise falls apart, the chamber will be plunged into chaos.

WASHINGTON — Ever since we learned that highly classified documents were found in President Biden’s former office and at his Delaware home, many in the media have been bending over backward to point out the ways in which former president Donald Trump’s mishandling of classified documents dif…

Breaking scientific news: Researchers have identified a previously unknown species in Washington, D.C. Like cicadas, this species stays underground for years at a time, typically in four- or eight-year intervals. Its members hide away until there is an auspicious change in the ecosystem. The…

Only a couple of weeks ago, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg roasted Southwest Airlines for problems that led to thousands of canceled flights. Yet Mr. Buttigieg was no model of contrition Wednesday after airlines were grounded nationwide by a mega-meltdown at the agency he oversees, …

As the Catholic Church contemplates its future direction, it would be a mistake to view Pope Benedict XVI’s death at the age of 95 as anything other than a significant moment. Though the notion of “two popes” worked better as the title of a film than as a true description of Vatican reality,…

To the editor: First off, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year. May it be a peaceful and prosperous one in material, but more importantly, in spiritual blessings.

To the editor: In the 2023 primary election, voters will select members of the community to represent them on school boards all across Pennsylvania.

For a brief respite on a Monday evening early in the new year, an NFL play took center stage from sea to shining sea. After making a routine tackle, second-year player, 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest needing immediate CPR.