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Writing headlines that are short, attractive and accurate for a news story is seldom easy, but there are occasional happenings that write their own headlines. Most recent example was the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge as our negotiator at the Paris Peace talks. The headline:

In my lifetime our country, and indeed much of the western world, has not been as polarized over partisan politics. Even the tumultuous 1960s and ‘70s, when Vietnam, civil rights and the Nixon impeachment divided the country, did not appear as divisive as today’s social media-fueled politica…

Politico Magazine (Sept. 8) recently set off a firestorm of discussion when it highlighted an academic paper presented by the renowned political scientist, Shawn Rosenberg. Rosenberg concluded that “democracy is devouring itself – and it won’t last.” His premise is that social media has dilu…

Media coverage of possible presidential impeachment dominates the news today as few issues in recent memory. Yet, the constitutional framework which controls impeachment (scattered throughout Articles I, II, and III), is little understood by even normally informed Americans.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce was recently joined by Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober as well as State Sen. Camera Bartolotta, state Rep. Jason Ortitay and several of Washington County’s municipal leaders at an event to highlight t…

We recently attended a wedding in Pittsburgh, organized by and populated with millennials. Nothing about the ceremony or reception was traditional. The few baby boomers in attendance could not help scratching their heads at the audacity of young people changing the rules of getting married. …

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In my lifetime our country, and indeed much of the western world, has not been as polarized over partisan politics. Even the tumultuous 1960s and ‘70s, when Vietnam, civil rights and the Nixon impeachment divided the country, did not appear as divisive as today’s social media-fueled politica…

Politico Magazine (Sept. 8) recently set off a firestorm of discussion when it highlighted an academic paper presented by the renowned political scientist, Shawn Rosenberg. Rosenberg concluded that “democracy is devouring itself – and it won’t last.” His premise is that social media has dilu…

Media coverage of possible presidential impeachment dominates the news today as few issues in recent memory. Yet, the constitutional framework which controls impeachment (scattered throughout Articles I, II, and III), is little understood by even normally informed Americans.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce was recently joined by Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober as well as State Sen. Camera Bartolotta, state Rep. Jason Ortitay and several of Washington County’s municipal leaders at an event to highlight t…

We recently attended a wedding in Pittsburgh, organized by and populated with millennials. Nothing about the ceremony or reception was traditional. The few baby boomers in attendance could not help scratching their heads at the audacity of young people changing the rules of getting married. …

It is time for the Democrats in the House to initiate the impeachment process. The Democratic leadership fears that impeachment, while justified, is a losing proposition politically because as long as the Republicans control the Senate, they will stop the process, which will allow Trump to c…

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