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Knitting: It’s knot working out

on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As I was cleaning out my closet the other day, I stumbled upon my old knitting needles. I took a crafting class in high school as an elective and through that class I learned how to knit. Well, I kind of learned how to knit. When I picked up the knitting

The Gift of Gab: Pennsylvania AG abuses authority to chill Internet speech

on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas Knapp On November 8, Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro's office issued a subpoena to web host and domain registrar Epik, pursuant to “an ongoing civil investigation.” The subpoena demands “any and all documents which are related in any

Retirement planning

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018. Posted in Opinions

With company pension plans becoming less prominent and shortfalls in Social Security more likely, planning for your retirement is now more important than ever. The fear of outliving one’s retirement savings is ever present as society is faced with longer

Veterans Day

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On Veterans Day, we stop and remember our veterans who have given us so much and all those who are presently serving. John F. Kennedy once said that “as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, bu

Veterans Day

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembr

Trump ‘goes postal’. But in a good way.

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas Knapp On October 17, president Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Universal Postal Union, a 144-year-old international agreement which coordinates postal policies between 192 member nations. Trump left open the

Paula’s journey, part one - an uncommon passage down the river of life

on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Tom Poland When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sun-bleached shells? Well, some folks see art. Here we have a beautiful bust, what could be a Roman gladiator wearing ar

November 6 - It is time to vote

on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Throughout history people have fought long and hard for everyone to have the right to vote. In 1776, voting was controlled by individual state legislatures and only white men age 21 and older who owned land were allowed to cast their vote. Nearly 100 year

For better or worse, early voting is changing American elections

on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

by Thomas L. Knapp In the US, “Election Day 2018” falls on November 6 this year. But Election Day isn’t what it used to be. The New York Times reports that “millions have voted early” -- nearly a million of them by mail in the Sunshine State alone, even

Remembering Challenger

on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Tom Poland The race to the moon. Another thing today’s kids miss. Was there anything more exciting than the race to put a man on the moon? It started on a cold October night back in 1957. Mom and Dad and sister, Brenda, and I stood out on a frosty law

October - more than halfway

on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

October feels like it has been going on forever. There are five Wednesdays in October, which means that there are five editions that need to be written for the month. November has Thanksgiving and football and December is full of holidays. There doesn’t s

One Libertarian’s free, well, nearly free, college plan

on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas Knapp In 2015, president Barack Obama unveiled a proposal -- “America’s College Promise” -- to waive tuition at community colleges, allowing students to complete an associate degree (or the first half of a bachelor’s degree) at little or no cos

Some of my favorite quotes

on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.” Harvey Milk “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to und

Facebook meddles in the 2018 midterm elections

on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp On October 11, Facebook announced the removal of 559 pages and 251 accounts from its service, accusing the account holders of “spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The purged users stand accused of posting “massive amounts of co

Unlock the power of compound

on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Posted in Opinions

As simple as it may seem, compounding can play a key role as you pursue a bright financial future. Compounding, simply put, is when an investment generates earnings on reinvested earnings. In your retirement accounts, where you’ll accumulate funds over th
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