First, they came for the iPhones

March 4, 2016 The FBI tells us that its demand for a back door into the iPhone is all about fighting terrorism, and that it is essential …

‘Soul Murder’ in Altoona

March 4, 2016 Mike Reagan If you’ve seen the excellent movie “Spotlight,” you know what it takes for a newspaper to …

Medicaid will pay for shingles vaccine

March 4, 2016 Anyone who has suffered from shingles knows the pain is excruciating. “Uncomfortable” doesn’t begin to describe your plight if you come down with the …

Two words that would seal the deal for Trump

March 3, 2016 I am well aware Donald Trump isn’t a conservative. What’s more, I’ve seen no indication that he’s interested in adopting a consistent constitutionally conservative …

Christie’s face spoke volumes

March 3, 2016 The look on Chris Christie’s face said it all. Standing just a little behind and to the right of Donald Trump in …

Sprouts as disaster supplies

March 2, 2016 Fresh vegetables can be a rarity in the event of a disaster. When supply lines are disrupted, the foods we take for granted could …

Race to be next Oscar snubject

March 1, 2016 Christine Flowers Despite a few recent polls that suggest most Americans don’t really care about the Oscars, I …