U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrive to a meeting with governors visiting from states around the country in the East Room of the White House on February 10, 2023 in Washington, DC. This weekend President Biden is hosting governors that are attending the annual National Governors Association Winter Meeting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

What to do about the problem that is Medicare Advantage? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 23, 2023

Medicare Advantage plans are offerings by private insurers which replace standard Medicare coverage.


PPL’s problem proves it, electricity shopping isn’t in consumers’ best interest | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 26, 2023

Pennsylvania’s electric deregulation law has again let down consumers. Here's how.


If the GOP is looking for someone to blame on debt ceiling, look in the mirror | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 22, 2023

This is all is about a last-gasp Republican effort to thwart the will of the majority of Americans and seize political power


Here’s how the Shapiro administration can best help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 8, 2023

A new beginning in the executive and legislative branches provides an opportunity for a dramatic shift in focus.


The real losers in the fight over the Pa. House are the voters | Ray E. Landis

BY: - December 18, 2022

Democrats don't have a majority because the math doesn't work. But it might yet.


How old is too old to run for president? The answer isn’t cut and dried | Ray Landis

BY: - December 4, 2022

That decision should be based on how best to move the United States forward – not on the date on a birth certificate.


Shapiro, Senate Republicans will have to work together. Can they do it? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 21, 2022

Both say they want to move Pa. forward. Their methods and policies inevitably will differ.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

If we want better from our politics, it starts with us | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 6, 2022

It seems many people get their greatest joy from attacking those they disagree with. The loudest sports fans are those who scream insults at visiting players. Internet trolls revel in posting unflattering and often untruthful information about people with opposing viewpoints. Many people treat anyone who has a different skin tone, religious affiliation, or ethnic […]

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

That giant Social Security cost-of-living bump underlines the need to fix it | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 23, 2022

If the opponents of Social Security insist on labeling it an entitlement, let’s take a small step in that direction.


Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: The mail still matters in our digital age | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 9, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service is part of the public good. We need to protect it from those who would profit by its demise.


One nation, under outrage | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 25, 2022

We're seeing a repeat of revolutionary anger. How we deal with it will determine the future of the nation.


Why can’t we get a handle on scams targeting the elderly? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 11, 2022

Older adults, who are more used to face-to-face interactions, are particularly vulnerable.