Reviving Clemency, Serving Justice

NEW YORK TIMES Editorial: …On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced what would be the most sweeping reinvigoration of the clemency power in nearly four decades. This time, the purpose is to deal with the aftermath of the war on drugs, whose casualties are the thousands of people sentenced under harsh and outdated laws…

Mayor Gray and Planner Patterson:  When will Lancaster offer Bike Sharing?

Mayor Gray and Planner Patterson: When will Lancaster offer Bike Sharing?

Lancaster City offers relative level terrain. Those who use Amtrak witness young and early middle age visitors traveling with folding bicycles. Cycling throughout Lancaster City and County is a splendid way to spend a day or a vacation.

Schwartz slams Democratic foes for being ‘vague’ about a law they all publicly support

Schwartz slams Democratic foes for being ‘vague’ about a law they all publicly support

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS: ….”Particularly, I think Tom Wolf has been evasive about expressing support for the law,” said [Congresswoman Alison] Schwartz, who this week started running a campaign ad on television, touting her role in helping to craft and pass the legislation.

Eastern Europe Frets About NATO’s Ability to Curb Russia

Eastern Europe Frets About NATO’s Ability to Curb Russia

NEW YORK TIMES: …Today’s NATO, hollowed out by years of European military cuts and deployed mostly to help fight far-off battles in places like Afghanistan and Libya, is no longer as prepared to counter a newly assertive Kremlin, its own leaders acknowledge…

Alumni lead charge for JoePa statue

Alumni lead charge for JoePa statue

Two alumni already have received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture downtown, about two miles from the original site. And they’re hoping the statue, which will feature Paterno sitting on a bench reading Virgil’s “Aeneid,” will be installed by fall of next year.

LETTER:  “Opioids should be legalized before marijuana.”

LETTER: “Opioids should be legalized before marijuana.”

The most alarming trend is the suggestion that marijuana works better than opiods for pain. This just isn’t true and there has been research showing that marijuana can make pain worse for people.

Senate GOP leaders optimistic about advancing new liquor privatization plan

Senate GOP leaders optimistic about advancing new liquor privatization plan

The leading proposal under discussion by Senate leadership would expand beer and wine sales into grocery stores, gas stations, beer distributors and other private retailers, while keeping hard liquor in state-run stores.

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"....I have never made it a consideration whether the subject was popular or unpopular, but whether it was right or wrong; for that which is right will become popular, and that which is wrong, though by mistake it may obtain the cry or fashion of the day, will soon lose the power of delusion, and sink into disesteem." Thomas Paine, Common Sense, on "Financing the War", March 5, 1782

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Convention Center Series

Willis Shenk: The challenge of transition

Willis Shenk: The challenge of transition

Willis Shenk deserves the many accolades that his passing has ...

Recalls how LCCCA contracts with PSP were approved

Re: Convention Center missing $600,000 a year in concession ...

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics Index

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics Index

Index of the ongoing series by Bill Keisling Six Decades of ...

How the Corbett Administration is diverting state funds to bail out Harrisburg

Hidden state subsidies involve inflated parking leases, electricity purchases, fire ...

Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

by Bill Keisling Corbett Administration officials publicly say the Act 47 ...

Coalition forming to challenge Corbett administration’s Harrisburg bailout plans involving LCSWMA incinerator purchase

by Bill Keisling Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration's plan to ...

Tsukerman on Russia

China against Russia

China against Russia

By Slava Tsukerman One of the ideas subject to ongoing discussion  ...

Russian Fervent Nationalism

By Slava Tsukerman Results from latest Russian polls are amazing. Here are ...

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Seen on the back of a tee shirt

Seen on the back of a tee shirt

See it. Own it. Solve it. Do it.

Human Error Suspected as Hope Fades in Korean Ferry Sinking

NEW YORK TIMES: JINDO, South Korea — The captain was ...

Santa Monica Reporter

A watery apocalypse and a spelling bee

A watery apocalypse and a spelling bee

By Dan Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Director Darren Aronofsky had a ...

Belated Oscar Commentary

By Dan Cohen, our Santa Monica Reporter Although more than two ...

LGH Series

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World

NEW YORK TIMES: …“It’s not primarily that we get ...

Health Care’s Overlooked Cost Factor (LGH take note)

NEW YORK TIMES: When the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation ...