Homeless man will take your breath away playing piano in the streets

A homeless man with a scruffy beard and long scraggly hair looks like a lost soul. But he has magic fingers on the piano and his talent is breathtaking.

LETTER: “Naïve and timid White House policy on the Middle East”

Re: Richard Holbrooke’s decline and fall, as told in Hillary Clinton

Nothing in it surprises me very much. Much as I like Obama otherwise, [...]

KEISLING: Inaction and doubletalk give way to early protests at state capitol

Having filled the capitol rotunda steps with placard-bearing protestors, the angry group then took off down the hall to the General Assembly wing. Protestors lined the hallway outside of GOP speaker Mike Turzai’s office. For more than an hour they filled the hallway and shouted for the Republicans to “Tax shale and fund our schools.”

Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106

But there was no comparable mass-rescue effort in Czechoslovakia. Mr. Winton created one. It involved dangers, bribes, forgery, secret contacts with the Gestapo, nine railroad trains, an avalanche of paperwork and a lot of money. Nazi agents started following him. In his Prague hotel room, he met terrified parents desperate to get their children to safety, although it meant surrendering them to strangers in a foreign land…

Two pieces of good news for Lancaster County residents

We also tip our hat to the Steinman Family and LNP who have always taken a progressive approach to harm reduction efforts pertaining to drug policy.

TSUKERMAN: Is Putin loved by Russians?

Russian President Vladimir PutinAll were willing to endure hardship: to eat just potatoes for the whole year, not to go abroad for their vacations, only if their deprivations were not in vein. But only if the result of these depravations, Europe and the United States will wash in blood and crawl on their knees to beg forgiveness, as Putin promised.

It’s bond holders who want “free pass”, not governments

Access to Chapter 9 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code should be made available to all government entities and authorities. When that occurs, bond underwriters and their counsel will need to take into consideration re-payment ability rather than just mindlessly passing along junk on the supposition that tax payers can be made to pay.

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Honoring those who challenged the Convention Center Project

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Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics

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KEISLING: PA legislature ignores responsibilities yet again

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Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

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Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

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Tsukerman on Russia

TSUKERMAN: Is Putin loved by Russians?

By Slava Tsukerman According to the polls of June 2015, Russian ...

Does the future of Russia’s Far East depend on China?

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Sometimes it only takes a few words in the right ear

Today's posting concerning an Scranton Times-Leader editorial, caused me to ...

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“Ex Machina” and “While We’re Young:” a mechanical woman and a mechanical plot

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LETTER: Lancaster General manipulates health care

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