Casino closing may be good for Atlantic City… but a warning to Lancaster

Three major casinos have or will close in Atlantic city over a one month period: The Showboat, the Revel, and the Trump Plaza. They follow the closing earlier in the year of the Atlantic Club. This reflects a third of the Atlantic City gambling industry and thousands of job losses.

Corbett could not have had worse week

WE.CONNECT.DOTS: No candidate – even running against the disorganized and incompetent Pennsylvania Democrat Party – could survive the hits Tom Corbett has taken in this last week of August 2014.

Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground

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EDITOR: Often young people, children and grandchildren, have a much greater aversion to death than do the elderly who accept the inevitable and, because of ongoing illness and loss of control of their own lives, are ready to move on.

PA Charters still an issue

….The [Center for Rural Pennsylvania] study found that more than 80 percent of the students who leave a traditional public school to attend a charter school enroll in one whose performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests is inferior to the school they left. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good charters in Pennsylvania; it means the good ones aren’t being replicated enough.

Corbett team rails at F & M pollster

The poll takes into account the 12.7 percent registration edge Democrats have in the state, [Corbett Campaign manager Mike] Barley said, an edge unlikely to be reflected in turnout on Election Day.

Canada’s Marc Emery is a Man on a Mission

DRUG WAR CHRONICLE: Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned home after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet. From his base in Vancouver, BC, Emery parlayed his pot seed profits into a pro-marijuana legalization political juggernaut.

Can Israeli and Palestinian Teens Bond at Camp While Conflict Rages?

..[T]the well-funded summer camp, which plucks an elite group of teenagers out of the cauldron of the Middle East and sets them down in the wilds of Northern Maine each year, is taking place this August in the immediate aftermath of the third, and bloodiest, Israeli military incursion into Gaza since 2008…

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Credo

"....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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Honoring those who challenged the Convention Center Project

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Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics

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

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Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

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Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

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

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Tsukerman on Russia

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In Moscow, even ‘Jam Day’ has patriotic nuances

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25 years ago, the birth of a program to assist underpriviledged children

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While taking a very early walk in Central Park, an ...

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The other Lancaster Rip Off: Lancaster General Health

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