The C.I.A.’s Reckless Breach of Trust

On Thursday, the Central Intelligence Agency admitted that it did, indeed, use a fake online identity to break into the Senate’s computers, where documents connected to a secret report on the agency’s detention and torture program were being stored. Mr. Brennan apologized privately to Ms. Feinstein and to Senator Saxby Chambliss, the vice chairman of the intelligence committee, and promised to set up an accountability board to determine who did the hacking and whether and how they should be punished…

What Science Says About Marijuana

What Science Says About Marijuana

But, on balance, its downsides are not reasons to impose criminal penalties on its possession, particularly not in a society that permits nicotine use and celebrates drinking.

Lawmakers, universities can’t let the dream of an affordable higher education slip away

Lawmakers, universities can’t let the dream of an affordable higher education slip away

In 1985, a student attending one of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, earning minimum wage, would have had to work 23 weeks to cover his or her tuition.

Sizzling tech economy is fueling urban renaissance (but Lancaster / Amtrak  sleeps)

Sizzling tech economy is fueling urban renaissance (but Lancaster / Amtrak sleeps)

The fact that so much tech growth now is happening in cities reflects the evolution of the Internet. The rise of social networking, online media and digital commerce is putting a premium on design and creativity, making workers at Internet companies more like the artists, writers and media professionals who have always gravitated to cities.

Internet poll shows Corbett-Wolf race tightening

Internet poll shows Corbett-Wolf race tightening

The poll, conducted for CBS and the New York Times by the Internet polling firm YouGov, shows Mr. Wolf leading the incumbent, 52 percent to 39 percent, including respondents who said they were leaning toward one candidate or the other.

U.S. sues Pa. State Police, saying physical fitness test discriminates against women

U.S. sues Pa. State Police, saying physical fitness test discriminates against women

The lawsuit said the use of the tests to screen and select the applicants for the entry-level positions amounted to a pattern of employment discrimination. Much greater percentages of male applicants than female applicants passed the physical fitness tests going back to 2003, it said.

Should the East Ukrainian rebels be called separatists?

Should the East Ukrainian rebels be called separatists?

The rebels supported by Putin, had created the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in the southeast Ukraine. The world media usually calls them “separatists”.

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

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Should the East Ukrainian rebels be called separatists?

Should the East Ukrainian rebels be called separatists?

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The other Lancaster Rip Off: Lancaster General Health

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