Smothered by a Boom in Banking

Bankers, they say, act in predictable ways. They tend to lend money to projects with assets that can be pledged as collateral, such as those in real estate or construction. This is understandable — bankers want to be able to seize assets if a borrower gets into trouble on a loan, and they prefer those assets to be tangible.

As rift widens over Netanyahu visit, concerns mount

“People are upset about it,” said Rob Eshman, publisher and editor in chief of the Jewish Journal, a Los Angeles-based publication and website. “They’re obviously concerned about Iran and want a good deal and think it’s really unfortunate that Prime Minister Netanyahu is doing this — creating a conflict outside the existing conflict.”

Anna Arutunyan: Real democracy has never existed in Russia

“(Putin) is infallible. He is a priest, a god, a victim and a Christ-like figure all in one. He is a product of Russia’s history, Russia’s corruption, Russia’s culture and the country’s oligarchs.” – Anna Arutunyan, Russian journalist and author

Disclosure on First Anniversary of Maidan

Disclosure on First Anniversary of Maidan

A year has passed since the beginning of the protests on Kiev’s Independence Square (Maidan) against the Moscow-backed president, Viktor Yanukovich. The date was commemorated in Kiev by the meeting on the protest site.

Rick Gray’s EPA chickens are coming home to roost

All of this is the result of Mayor Rick Gray and City Planner Randy Patterson attempt to tip toe around a major problem by offering the state EPA palliatives rather than seriously and legitimately coming up with long term plans for substantially improving sewer treatment.

Part 3: Pennsylvania judges make million dollar pay grab

Part 3: Pennsylvania judges make million dollar pay grab

Today’s advocates of extending the retirement age of Pennsylvania judges to 75 intentionally ignore the political influence and corruption issues of the proposal, and instead try to change the conversation to medical issues.

Capitolwire: Pennsylvania has a ‘low self-esteem’ problem, Wolf says.

Capitolwire: Pennsylvania has a ‘low self-esteem’ problem, Wolf says.

“I think Pennsylvania is one of those under achieving states that could do a lot better with the resources it has and I think one of the responsibilities of leadership in Pennsylvania is to address, head-on, not only the structural issues, education, transportation, all those things, but also the psychological issues that keep us and hold us back.

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