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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday.

Divisive speech: The fallout on Netanyahu will come soon enough

The more significant returns will come in shortly, with the Israeli elections and the fate of the draft Iranian accord later this month.


Backward step: The Senate’s better open records plan needs a fix

The Legislature is poised to make improvements to the law and must not undercut openness by using careless and imprecise language.



Credit safeguard: Visa’s tracking app is no invasion of privacy

With cybercrime growing as cash transactions decline, brave new security measures are necessary.



 Gov. Tom Wolf arrives to delivers his budget address Tuesday in Harrisburg as House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, left, and Lt. Gov. Michael Stack look on.

Wolf’s call: His unrealistic budget will undermine cooperation

Mr. Wolf’s proposed increases and cuts are so closely intertwined that they suggest a “take it or leave it” stance that is self-defeating.



Clinton’s emails: Her State Department messages belong to the public

Hillary Clinton was wrong to have used a personal email account, instead of the Department of State system, to conduct government business.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Barry Goldwater, a conservative icon cast in bronze

Principled but willing to listen, he returns to a Capitol where rivals no longer are respected.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Best sight for travelers is the grandkids

As some gray-haired readers will recognize, the loneliness of the long-distance grandparent is rooted in a sad fact.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: What’s in a stray word? A needless distraction

Last week, I referred to “the lunatic left,” which some interpreted as the entire left-wing, rather than those who persist in angry slander.


 

Diana Nelson Jones



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topic in Pittsburgh

Relationships between the police and African-American communities need to go beyond conversations and marches.


 

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