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These hardly are halcyon days for Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Its operations have been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. And there’s great uncertainty ahead, what with the discombobulated vaccination regimen and new COVID-19 mutations being reported on a regular basis.

The Trump-rally-turned-invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 provides an opportunity to examine the role of public protest in a democracy. First, it is important to recognize that incompetence and their clear lack of a coherent plan should not reduce the threat these “protesters” posed; were it …

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These hardly are halcyon days for Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Its operations have been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. And there’s great uncertainty ahead, what with the discombobulated vaccination regimen and new COVID-19 mutations being reported on a regular basis.

The Trump-rally-turned-invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 provides an opportunity to examine the role of public protest in a democracy. First, it is important to recognize that incompetence and their clear lack of a coherent plan should not reduce the threat these “protesters” posed; were it …

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Democratic strategists were wrong to assume that large numbers of voters would turn away from Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Forty eight percent of the electorate remains firmly behind the president. Trump’s brand of divisive politics and his decision to ignore the greatest health threat…

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The Observer-Reporter recently published an important story with the headline, “A Good Process.” In the article, both Democratic and Republican Party leaders from across our area praised the transparency and openness of our voting process. The story went on to show how officials from both pa…

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First, thank God the voting is over. U.S. presidential elections are too long. The problem with long election seasons is they suck up too much oxygen, and distract from governing, which should be the primary role of government. The “permanent campaign” may be good for cable news ratings, but…

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It is Friday morning following the election. I now feel confident calling Joe Biden our next president, notwithstanding the frivolous legal challenges. America was on the ballot, and we won. Citizens have voted in greater numbers than at any time in our history despite the pandemic It is tim…

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