I can’t get my head around using our tax money to pay reparations to the descendants of people who were held as slaves prior to the end of the Civil War — 154 years ago.

Those out there in my age group probably remember a television show called “The Life of Riley.” That’s where this month’s title comes from, as it was a saying Chester Riley, played by William Bendix, used a lot. In these times, he would find many opportunities to make use of it. Let’s look at some.

Recently I was reading a social thread on Facebook that featured products being sold by a business. In the comments section below, there was the usual accumulation of enthused complementary remarks followed rather abruptly by a series of photos planted by someone else entirely who was trying…

Pennsylvania has more than 500 school districts, although it has just 67 counties and just 63 cities. But we have 959 boroughs and a whopping 1,546 townships, dating back to the 1800s when people got to local government offices by walking or using horses.

Sally had been hurrying her parents ever since church ended. She seemed impatient with even the few short greetings they exchanged with the pastor and several others. They knew she loved going to Grandma’s house, but she had never before seemed to be in such a hurry to get there. Maybe it wa…

Imagine if you will, having a private club that collects its own members. Now think about a rival club that has its own members. What would you say if someone from outside the clubs wanted an opportunity to vote for new members?

As a small child, I couldn’t help paying attention to radio news. Television news was still in its infancy in many ways, and our old Emerson set tended to blow its tubes. When I was four or so, a week or two seemed like a long time until Dad found a replacement tube or took it somewhere to b…

It’s official. After stating his report was his final word on the Trump Russia witch hunt, Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before the Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee on July 17, 2019.