Lame warning: Public safety demands that alert systems be tested

Wireless Emergency Alert systems must be reliably tested for real-time use.

Arabian turmoil: The peninsula must cope with two emergencies

The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the collapse of the government in Yemen have raised the level of uncertainty in the region.

Feline feat: Americans can save untold cats from euthanasia

Two veterinarians have launched the “Million Cat Challenge” to dramatically reduce the number of healthy cats euthanized in shelters.

Nasty start: Gov. Wolf picks a fight that was unnecessary

The new governor fired the Office of Open Records head and recalled other executive nominations made by Gov. Tom Corbett in his 11th hour.

Save the Ex-Im Bank: A frugal Congress must keep a revenue generator

Critics call it “the Bank of Boeing,” but the U.S. Export-Import Bank is also the Bank of Chuck -- Chuck’s Salsa of Baden.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Mitt Romney’s non-campaign

The former governor’s team is ready to roll, but can he become the voice of GOP populism?


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Facts don’t support no-go zone fears

It’s hard to find real no-go zones, but don’t tell that to some in GOP.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Australia’s full of changes ... and snakes

Australia’s a place where things never change, except for the many things that do.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: Freedom vs. security in the face of Islamist extremists

Western nations face citizens who might turn battlefield skills against them.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Liberals exploit race and gender

When People magazine asked Michelle Obama about her “personal experience” with racism, she cited a 2011 visit to a Target store in Virginia.


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