Protecting reporters and the right to know
If it had been solely up to government officials at the time, how much do you think Americans would have learned about the Watergate break-in and the White House cover-up that followed? Maybe nothing.
Dispute over meetings warrants public attention
Something funny is going on in Pulaski Township.
Mister Rogers vs. the Unity Tree
I was walking by Stanwix Street and Penn Avenue last week when struck by our city’s “Unity Tree.” It’s a curious thing about the Unity Tree: it only comes out at Christmas time — yes, Christmas.
Drilling anywhere in PA has implications for all
If you drink water, read this.
Sudden snow sometimes creates idiots on roads
Spring in December seemed to have sprung last Saturday when the sun was shining and the mercury rose above 40 degrees. The prediction of freezing rain for Sunday appeared way off the mark.
Online gambling study ordered for Pennsylvania
Coming on the heels of a report noting that total revenue from Pennsylvania slot machines for November was down 1.3 percent from last November, the state Senate recently passed a resolution, calling for a study of gambling in Pennsylvania, including the possibility of legalizing online gambling.
Obamacare stumbles over the basics of signups
Every new program is bound to have a few glitches. But what’s happening right now with the nation’s new health insurance program and online signup efforts is disturbing. And it creates uncertainty regarding the entire concept of health care reform.
Anti-cyberbullying efforts may be having effect
Parents everywhere must be rejoicing, because a new poll suggests that cyberbullying among students seems to be decreasing.
A veteran, 90, recalls Patton, Ike, freedom
I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons. Frank published his story in a memoir, “Eleven Two: One WWII Airman’s Story of Capture, Survival and Freedom.”
California finds way to conquer partisan chaos
California has found a formula for ending the partisan warfare that once paralyzed its government: Get rid of one of the parties, in this case, the Republican. The state’s famously dysfunctional government now hums with calm efficiency.
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