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Gary Olson
King's demand for justice still strong in 2011

October 24, 2011
Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about the things that matter. 
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Gary Olson
What did we learn from 9/11?

September 9, 2011
... painful as it was to write or read, 9/11 was "blowback" for a long trail of abuses perpetrated by the United States in pursuit of a misguided notion of "national security." Read more...

Christopher Thomforde
Be clear on state's higher education plan

August 29, 2011
"Pennsylvania is blessed with a diversity of high-quality colleges and universities. But I believe we need to be clearer about mission and funding." Read more...

Christopher Thomforde
Draw up best education plan, fund it

May 15, 2011
"What is our plan, as citizens of Pennsylvania, for the education of our youth?"

Gary Olson
Killing bin Laden leads to questions of government, ourselves

May 4, 2011
It may be too early to draw absolute lessons from the U.S. military's assassination of Osama bin Laden, but here are a few observations and questions. Read more...

Christopher Thomforde
Corbett budget cuts foundation

April 25, 2011
"The Foundation of Every State is the Education of Its Youth"

Gary Olson
Awakening from Obama's seduction

April 18, 2011
President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, expected to cost more than $1 billion, is under way. Given incumbency and likely opponents, he'll probably win. Read more...

Gary Olson
Wisconsin's union showdown a symbol of 'class warfare'

February 23, 2011
Describing what's happening in Madison, Wisc., as class warfare is neither an exaggeration nor meant to be inflammatory. It's simply a fact. Read more...

Christie Gilson
Language matters for a community to be disability friendly

December 2, 2010
The language we use to interact with others matters because it reflects our inner ways of thinking about one another. Read more...

Gary Kaskowitz
Obama has strayed from campaign message

July 26, 2010
Is America experiencing buyer's remorse? To Barack Obama, it sure might seem like this. Read more...

Bob Brill
Resiliency is the Palpable Ingredient in USA Soccer’s Success: Should We Pay Attention?

June 26, 2010
The story of the USA Soccer team is something special.

Gary Olson
Terrorism discussion should address Washington's policy in Middle East, South Asia

January 7, 2010
Why isn't this prickly but crucial issue ever addressed? 

Gary Olson
Moravian students will see politics of climate change firsthand

December 4, 2009
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our times.

Gary Olson
Change We Can Believe In?

November 29, 2009
Afghanistan, the “Graveyard of Empires,” is this administration’s most egregious failing and is now fated to define Obama’s legacy. Read more...

Gary Olson
U.S. involvement in Afghanistan all about oil

September 13, 2009
Just as the U.S. war on Iraq had nothing to do with the stated reasons, so is it the case with U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. Read more...

Jim West
Time to get back to economic basics

September 2, 2009
As a longtime professor of economics, I support increased economic education, but fear this task will not be easy. Read more...