MILLER: Freshman Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is jammed up like no other state chief executive.

The GOP did not re-elect Tom Corbett last year, but the second best outcome for that party may have been the election of Wolf. Using his own money, Wolf easily outdistanced three primary competitors, all with more political experience and endorsements.

Two atrocities: One by PA Senate, the other by PA Media

If the Pennsylvania Senate succeeds in forcing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office by distorting the meaning of a long dormant 19th Century law, the entire concept of three co-equal bodies – legislative, executive and judicial – will have been replaced by the ability of the Senate alone to discharge elected public officials at its whim and pleasure.

Scott Martin hits another home run with Library System reform

“If we can redirect a dollar — that currently goes to the system for some bureaucratic expense — to the libraries, there’s no reason we shouldn’t do that,’ Danz said.”

Chief justice revokes Feudale’s senior judge status

The letter also referenced Feudale’s personal relationship of former prosecutor Frank Fina, who now is in the Philadelphia district attorney’s office…

Gil Smart bids farewell and heads for the beach

Turns out, there are still papers, media companies, that really value local columnists, writers who are an identifiable face and voice in the community, someone who generates a following, who generates heat, who generates interest. And I know how to be that guy.

AG Kathleen Kane says removal attempt is ‘unconstitutional,’ plans to appoint special prosecutors

In her statement, Kane said she intends to “vigorously defend the Office of Attorney General against any and all future efforts by this committee or the Senate as a whole.”…

KEISLING: PA Attorney General’s Office must soon go to court to oppose Senate’s unconstitutional removal of Kane and her law license suspension

Both these issues — Kane’s law license suspension and the Senate’s threatened attempt to unlawfully impeach her — should now be fought vigorously in court.

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NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

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Convention Center Series

Is Marriott Hotel’s expansion throwing good tax payer money after bad?

“The math is simple. “If the Lancaster County Convention Center ...

Will AG Kane next investigate Lancaster Convention Center ‘miracle’?

The following is excerpted from the NewsLanc Convention Center Series, ...

KEISLING: In social flip, men forced to run office for a woman in state AG’s office

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Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

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Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

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Coalition forming to challenge Corbett administration’s Harrisburg bailout plans involving LCSWMA incinerator purchase

by Bill Keisling Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration's plan to ...

Tsukerman on Russia

Truck Drivers Protest in Russia

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Russian’s attitude towards ISIS

By Slava Tsukerman On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Russian ...


The value of apologies; the meaning of charity

Two articles in Thursday’s New York Times touched upon important ...

Should prostitution be taxed, regulated and controlled?

Perhaps in a second life, instead of being a pioneer ...

Santa Monica Reporter

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

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Post Mortem on Winter; Fifty Shades of Whips, Tyrants, and a Bond parody

By Dan Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Last spring we suffered through ...

LGH Series

Does U of P Health System intend to become a health insurance company like Geisinger?

By Robert Field Lancaster General Hospital refuses to provide information to ...

LETTER: Lancaster General manipulates health care

How many people in Lancaster realize that their health care ...