These are the 10 best colleges in Pennsylvania

USA TODAY: Pennsylvania is home to some of the top colleges in the country, including College Factual’s #1 ranked school in the country, the University of Pennsylvania. The state is home to many historic educational institutions, as well as newer colleges, both public and private.

“I’m not done”:  Obama swaggers his way into 2015.

“I’m not done”: Obama swaggers his way into 2015.

And as much as White House aides gloat about the recent run of good news that’s fed the sense of a turnaround — “It gets better,” was the year-end message Obama stressed as he closed up the press conference and got ready to head to Hawaii for two weeks — they admit that they’ve gotten lucky in the timing.

Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface

Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface

NEW YORK TIMES: When a retired Chinese general with impeccable Communist Party credentials recently wrote a scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of support, he exposed a roiling debate in China about how to deal with the country’s young leader, Kim Jong-un.

The language of bribery from the Philly legislative sting case

The language of bribery from the Philly legislative sting case

The informant for the Attorney General’s Office, Tyron Ali, a native of Trinidad, was smooth talking and savvy. He owned a day care center in Philly. Investigators busted him for fraud, first estimated to total nearly a half-million dollars but eventually determined to be less than $100,000.

Treating more than just addiction

Treating more than just addiction

Francesca Barnett, who runs the Portland, Ore., residential mental health and addiction treatment facility where Ayala works, says she has never seen anyone seek treatment for drug addiction who didn’t also have underlying mental health conditions.

Polar Opposites:  “Birdman” and “Foxchaser”

Polar Opposites: “Birdman” and “Foxchaser”

Two energetic and entertaining films that take on the struggle of artists to transcend their quotidian lives top the list of “must see” releases for early winter. Right now I’ll focus on “Birdman,” because it’s playing on a local screen. The second movie, “Whiplash,” a winner of two awards at this year’s Sundance festival, won’t be arriving for several days, so I’ll talk about that in the next column.

Obama Unbound

Obama Unbound

NEW YORK TIMES COLUMN: …in normalizing relations with Cuba, on a surprising climate change initiative with China, on an immigration gamble that’s working, and executive orders to protect the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery in Alaska or try to root out gender pay disparities, Obama is marching ahead of politicians fighting yesterday’s wars. In setting an aggressive agenda, he has forced opponents to defend old-century policies, and rely on an aging base to do it…

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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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