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 Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks about the Freeh Report during a news conference in Philadelphia in July 2012.
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Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks about the Freeh Report during a news conference in Philadelphia in July 2012.

Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.


Easing up: The Fed ends its controversial bond-buy program

The end of quantitative easing announced by the Federal Reserve Bank has prompted discussion of its efficacy in improving the economy.



Free Berkeley: Retro students have no tolerance for dissent

It’s no exaggeration to say that the free speech movement at American universities began at the University of California Berkeley.



 Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

So sorry: Orie Melvin can rest her case with a real apology

Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of six counts of misusing state resources in her 2003 and 2009 election campaigns.



Cold War relic: The U.S. must end the embargo on Cuba

The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last.


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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Johnson vs. Reagan / Two visions collide

Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan set the terms of debate we're still having today.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Catcalls video shows males’ ugly side

Viral video showing street harassment of a woman in New York City gives honest, unflattering depiction of many men.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: The Pittsburgh accent, like most, is beautiful

In a Gawker.com poll, the Pittsburgh accent was deemed “America’s Ugliest.” That is simply silly.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson / Swallow hard and vote

Yes, our government is dysfunctional, but you should have your say.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Obama’s Raw Deal

Oligarchs benefit as the middle class lags.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: When the racial fault-line heats up, back off

The bravest people in America, right now and for the next few months, are and will be the witnesses to the death of Michael Brown.


 

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