LANCASTER NEW ERA

Editorial “Higher costs, fewer members for some community pools” advises:
“At least two — Manheim and Leola — are experiencing rising costs and declining memberships that [...]

Penn State Board entrenchment worst option

After the badly divided board voted last week to maintain the ill-considered consent decree the university entered with the NCAA after Mr. Sandusky’s arrests, some board leaders proposed reducing the number of alumni-elected board members from nine to six…

Gas production from Marcellus shale sets record despite fewer new wells going online

EDITOR: It is long past time that the gas be taxed as it is in other states, despite Tom Corbett getting huge contributions from the industry. Allowing gas to go untaxed is an outrage.

The Ukrainian Army

The Ukrainian Army

On August 11 a Ukrainian web site news.liga.net published a sensational interview with the commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Battalion Dnepr–1 Yuri Bereza. What is the Volunteer Battalion Dnepr–1 and why an interview with its commander made such a sensation?

The Verdict on a Troublesome Carcinogen

The Verdict on a Troublesome Carcinogen

“Some companies have stopped using formaldehyde, but the chemical is still found in nail polish, shampoo, soap, fabric softeners, hair straighteners, carpets and other consumer products…”

USA TODAY / AP

USA TODAY / AP

Article “Atlantic City fears darkness after casinos close” reports: “Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.

25 years ago, the birth of a program to assist underpriviledged children

25 years ago, the birth of a program to assist underpriviledged children

I was asked to reflect on Project Forward Leap’s first Summer College in 1989 (then referred to as the residential summer institute). That was not hard to recollect. The favorite song of the first group was rap artist MC Hammer’s, “You Can’t Touch This.” It was sung and danced to by the students everywhere on campus all summer. I can still hear and see them…

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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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Convention Center Series

Convention Center Series Index

Convention Center Series Index

Chapter 1: Beginnings- Revised Chapter 2: Dream Team- Revised Chapter 3: Helping ...

Honoring those who challenged the Convention Center Project

Earlier this month, NewsLanc published “The $63.6 million convention center ...

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

The Ukrainian Army

The Ukrainian Army

By Slava Tsukerman On August 11 a Ukrainian web site news.liga.net ...

Unlike Donetsk, peace comes to Dnepropetrovsk

By Slava Tsukerman Vladimir Putin and Russian official media today use ...

Memoirs

25 years ago, the birth of a program to assist underpriviledged children

25 years ago, the birth of a program to assist underpriviledged children

Hi Robert, Below is an article I was asked to ...

New York’s Finest and Common Sense

While taking a very early walk in Central Park, an ...

Santa Monica Reporter

A Mainstream Sci-Fi, and several overlooked indies

A Mainstream Sci-Fi, and several overlooked indies

By our Santa Monica Reporter, Dan Cohen “Lucy” is a fizzy ...

A watery apocalypse and a spelling bee

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

LGH Series

The other Lancaster Rip Off:  Lancaster General Health

The other Lancaster Rip Off: Lancaster General Health

A New York Times editorial “The Risks of Hospital ...

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World

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