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JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

Editor's note: This is the seventh and final part in a series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
JOHN WOLF: World War II ended aboard USS Missouri

JOHN WOLF: World War II ended aboard USS Missouri

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a six-part series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

The scandal regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to escalate rapidly, providing a major ethical as well as political challenge to the Obama administration. Allegations of willful neglect and falsification of records are indeed shocking.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Another look at MLK shows greatness of his message

GUEST COMMENTARY: Another look at MLK shows greatness of his message

‘I have a dream’ is how the Rev. Martin Luther King highlighted his momentous speech in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963, and that phrase resonates strongly. His address was the centerpiece of the historic March on Washington, which involved over 200,000 people.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

"I speak … in a spirit of hope," said President John F. Kennedy, beginning a policy address to the nation on July 26, 1963. He went on to describe a major breakthrough in the Cold War. The new Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union would prohibit nuclear explosions in the atmosphere.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Buck stops squarely in Oval Office

BRIAN HOWEY: Buck stops squarely in Oval Office

Mr. President, the buck stops with you.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. still standing, pursuing S&P

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. still standing, pursuing S&P

"I am shocked, shocked to find … gambling …" This famous line of the cynical Captain Renault to night club manager Rick in the film classic "Casablanca" comes to mind in reflecting on the practices of American credit rating agencies.

February 09, 2013 11:45 am
PHIL WIELAND: Convention gives buffs an Erie (Lackawanna) feeling

PHIL WIELAND: Convention gives buffs an Erie (Lackawanna) feeling

Don't ask John Schnurlein about trains - unless you like trains. A lot.

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lake Central grad featured as dog thief in new film 'First Dog'

OFFBEAT: Lake Central grad featured as dog thief in new film 'First Dog'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 23, 2011 12:00 am
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