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Mitchel Olszak: Politics of marriage makes lots of money
Excitement raged across the political spectrum last week when President Obama came out in support of gay marriage. I yawned. The news didn’t strike me as particularly dramatic.
Mitchel Olszak: GOP dispute is matter for the party, not the law
John Altman is someone I would describe as a good citizen. You may not always agree with him, but he is involved and active in the community in a variety of ways. A frequent candidate for New Castle City Council, Altman has never won elected office, but he keeps trying.
Mitchel Olszak: Lavish spending reflects badly on government
Boy, those federal employees sure now how to live it up. At least that’s the impression. Recent revelations about a 2010 conference conducted by the General Services Administration have made it a symbol for government excess and arrogance. The conference cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and included such expenses as magicians and commemorative medals.
Mitchel Olszak: Take a close look at tax elimination plans
There are seemingly countless ways to tax people. And these days, there are seemingly countless proposals for dramatically altering — or even eliminating — various taxes.
Mitchel Olszak: Reshaping Legislature remains self-serving project
When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected a legislative reapportionment plan earlier this year, it created a tizzy. At least among state lawmakers. They had gone to the trouble of crafting new districts designed to aid their re-election efforts, and here were judges who demanded better.
Mitchel Olszak: Is ‘social Darwinism’ a new species of insult?
If Barack Obama wanted to insult the political right in America, he picked an unusual way to do it. And I’m pretty sure his use of the term “social Darwinism” was a deliberate insult. While such conduct doesn’t quite match the rhetoric of a man who pledged to restore civility to Washington upon taking office, it fits into the general scheme of things these days.
Mitchel Olszak: Florida shooting raises multitude of questions
“The fog of war” is a term for confusion that arises from battlefield actions. Who fired first? Who issued that command? Why was that order missed or misunderstood? Whenever there are mistakes made in combat situations, and investigations result, answers can be difficult to come by.
Mitchel Olszak: Don’t expect me to start using Facebook
If you go looking for my Facebook site, you won’t find it. That’s because I don’t have one. There are several reasons I have refused to join the Facebook rush, but mainly, it’s because I prefer to operate in the real world, rather than in a virtual one.
Mitchel Olszak: Republicans deny role in mandated coverage
In presidential primary campaigns, a common tactic is to cast your opponent as a sympathizer of the other party. You’re seeing a lot of that in this year’s Republican presidential contest as Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul attempt to define each other in Democratic terms.
Mitchel Olszak: Separating fact from fiction in oil prices
If you think gasoline is expensive today, wait until there’s a war in Iran. With prices at the pump approaching $4 per gallon around here — and $5 in some parts of the country — the cost of filling your gas tank is again becoming more painful. It’s one of those things we see when the cost of oil jumps in the marketplace.
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