Valley Forge is no stranger to heroes. The area is steeped in tales of valor and sacrifice. Look for more next weekend. The occasion is the updating of the Medal of Honor Grove, the Freedoms Foundation’s 52-acre memorial park about a mile west of Valley Forge National Historical Park. The site pays tribute to the 3,457 men and one woman who have, according to the 1862 act that President Abraham Lincoln signed creating the medal, distinguished “themselves by their gallantry in action.”
Kevin Ferris: Sen. Pat Toomey is rightfully garnering praise for his efforts to work across the aisle and push colleagues to think beyond the next election cycle.
When it comes to the realities of life in journalism, no one prepared me more while I was an undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University than Bill Turpin.
Kevin Ferris: Local supporters cite three reasons for backing Mitt Romney.
It's always encouraging to see people go from newspaper work to bigger and better things, like come within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucus.
It may be the most successful public-service training ground you've never heard of.
It being the Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series. The program, now in its 10th year, is for Republican women in Pennsylvania who want to become more involved in public life, whether as party leaders, elected officials, or community activists.
Barack Obama could've done his reelection efforts a world of good if a certain U.S. senator from Pennsylvania had been by his side Wednesday in Scranton.
Last week's agreement to cut the business-privilege tax by about $70 million a year isn't just a win for the business community. It's a sign of the growing effectiveness of freshman Councilman Bill Green, who, along with colleagues such as Maria Quinones
There are plenty of reasons to criticize the Republican Party of Philadelphia, but today it deserves credit for a strong field of candidates in the at-large City Council race.
Al Schmidt is counting on the "give a damn" vote on Nov. 8.
Don't confuse this with what Philly candidates usually "give a damn" about: patronage, keeping factions within the Democratic machine happy, ensuring that fairness is the F-word of local elections - something just not said with a straight face.
There seems to be something about the job of defense secretary that attracts blunt, no-nonsense realists.
Exhibit A was on display last month at the National Constitution Center, where Robert Gates demonstrated again why Republican and Democratic presidents wanted him running the Pentagon.
Back Channels: Looking back over the last 10 years, what stands out most are the excruciatingly difficult choices people were forced to make.
I applaud the liberals out there who are helping Rick Perry become the nation's 45th president.
It isn't intentional, but they can't help themselves. They stick with their 1980s playbook, oblivious to the damage they do to their cause - and how they benefit their target.
Back in February 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder outlined the new administration's intent on an assault-weapons ban:
"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons."
About 4,000 students from around the country visit the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge every year to learn about citizenship, democracy, free enterprise, and U.S. politics.
Last month, after Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) released his plan to balance the budget, reform the tax code, and put Medicare on the path to solvency, he was invited to the White House.