Colin McNickle

Government pushes its improper role

The acting boss of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection sure is acting a lot like the old tossed boss. And that's nowhere near good. ...

Thoughts for a summer Sunday

The fact is, curtly curmudgeon social commentator H.L. Mencken once reminded, that "the intelligent, like the unintelligent, are responsive to propaganda." Remember that, dear post-conventioneers, ...

Democrats gather for dependence in Philadelphia

A few things to ponder as the Democrats gather in Philadelphia, the city of our independence, to promote their grand vision for an ever more ...

Of declarations, a hotel question & budget games

No matter who is elected president on Nov. 8, that person has little choice in what his or her first official act should be — ...

Cops & killers: An honest discussion about race

The heinous assassination of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of seven others leaves America in a quandary. It is one of rhetoric vs. ...

A few truths that should be self-evident

And the Award for Greatest Rationalization Employed to Save Your New Job While Creating Even More Troubling Questions goes to (the envelope, please) — new ...

Here's the foundation of the 2nd Amendment

History curriculum in America surely must be in a shambles. Otherwise, we wouldn't be having such an uniformed debate — or any debate at all ...

Happy Father's Day, Dad

Dear Dad: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," English poet Thomas Haynes Bayly wrote in 1850's "Isle of Beauty." 'Tis true. But also sadder. It's the ...

Guns, prop ups & a dead administrator walking

Sheer nonsense is the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that the constitutionally protected right to bear arms does not apply to concealed carry. ...

Translating John Quigley

Commended for your rapt reading attention is this translation of the infamous email of John Quigley, the recently kicked-to-the-curb former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department ...

Health insurance covers too much, not too little

The co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program could use a remedial lesson in what "insurance" is, if not what it must become again. ...