The New Era editorial said it and, hard to believe, we somewhat agree

The editorial “Demagoguery and pay gap” starts off with a billious tone but eventually addresses real issues concerning the differential between what men and women are paid.

In Penn State election, let’s see more transparency and more moxie

HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS Editorial: Balloting for this year’s alumni seats on the Penn State Board of Trustees has begun, and if past results are any indication, voters will select candidates who want to revisit the Freeh Report, question NCAA football sanctions, and restore Joe Paterno to a place of honor…

CBO: Obamacare Costs Will Be Lower Than Projected

NEWSMAX: …Congress’ nonpartisan spending analysts estimated Monday that the feds will spend about $165 billion less over the next decade on subsidizing health-insurance plans for lower earners than the office projected two months ago, the Wall Street Journal reports.

LETTER:  “I could not find a single small quantity drug user in prison for that offense”

LETTER: “I could not find a single small quantity drug user in prison for that offense”

A worthy observation. To respond, we turned to David Borden, publisher of Drug War Chronicles and founder of www.DRCNet.org.

Status of governor’s race reviewed

Status of governor’s race reviewed

The last Democratic gubernatorial primary to attract almost this much star power happened in 1978. The candidates were Lt. Gov. Ernie Kline, Gov. Robert P. Casey (finally elected in 1986) and Pittsburgh Mayor Pete Flaherty.

More NCAA train wrecks

More NCAA train wrecks

The NCAA conduct is amazing. It had no jurisdiction in the Penn State case and acted with unprecedented aggression. It had jurisdiction in the UNC case and did nothing

U.S. Sentencing Commission votes to cut terms for drug crimes

U.S. Sentencing Commission votes to cut terms for drug crimes

Attorney General Eric Holder, who testified in favor of shorter sentences, said the vote “represents a milestone in our effort to reshape the criminal justice system’s approach to dealing with drug offenses.

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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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Willis Shenk: The challenge of transition

Willis Shenk: The challenge of transition

Willis Shenk deserves the many accolades that his passing has ...

Recalls how LCCCA contracts with PSP were approved

Re: Convention Center missing $600,000 a year in concession ...

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics Index

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics Index

Index of the ongoing series by Bill Keisling Six Decades of ...

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

Hidden state subsidies involve inflated parking leases, electricity purchases, fire ...

Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

by Bill Keisling Corbett Administration officials publicly say the Act 47 ...

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

China against Russia

China against Russia

By Slava Tsukerman One of the ideas subject to ongoing discussion  ...

Russian Fervent Nationalism

By Slava Tsukerman Results from latest Russian polls are amazing. Here are ...

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Arlen and me, part three:  We visit George Soros

Arlen and me, part three: We visit George Soros

I would travel to D. C. every couple of months ...

The importance of educating rural girls in Afghanistan

The following is from a report from CARE in 2013. “In ...

Santa Monica Reporter

A watery apocalypse and a spelling bee

A watery apocalypse and a spelling bee

By Dan Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Director Darren Aronofsky had a ...

Belated Oscar Commentary

By Dan Cohen, our Santa Monica Reporter Although more than two ...

LGH Series

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World

NEW YORK TIMES: …“It’s not primarily that we get ...

Health Care’s Overlooked Cost Factor (LGH take note)

NEW YORK TIMES: When the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation ...