Welcome, Secretary DeVos

By Dick Miller   WE.CONNECT.DOTS:   When Betsy DeVos gets sworn in later this week as President Trump’s Secretary of Education, she should thank the Pennsylvania Democratic leadership. The Amway billionaire will be confirmed by a historical tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence either Monday night or Tuesday.  Two moderate Republican women senators refused to […]

Keisling: The building of the State Capitol

  EDITOR’S NOTE:  Assigned to write a book concerning corruption in Pennsylvania government over the past few decades, historian Bill Keisling could not resist at times tracing corruption back to the beginning of the last century.  Here is an excerpt from one of his almost 300 researches of  state corruption prepared to date.   Architect of […]

Changes in banking, reliance on monetary policy, and Hillary Clinton’s biggest mistake

By Robert Field Noble Award laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz writes in “the Euro, How A Common Currency Threatens The Future of Europe”: Concerning modern banks “By some accounts, their ‘real’ lending amounts to just 3 percent of their activities; by others, to some 15 percent. But by any account, bank finance has been absorbed in […]

China Moves Ballistic Missiles to Russian Border

By Slava Tsukerman Russian press informed readers that China posted a Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missiles of its own production near the Russian/Chinese border. The publications stressed that the information, including photographs of the missiles, came not from Russian intelligence, but from Chinese official sources, including Global Times, daily newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. […]

Wolf now in Corbett shoes

By Dick Miller WE.CONNECT.DOTS:   Four years ago, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, in the middle of his first term, was at the top of a list compiled by Governing Magazine.  He was labeled one of the most vulnerable governors up for re-election. Two years later, Democrat Tom Wolf defeated Corbett’s attempt for a second term.  And […]

LNP’s “CaucusPA.com” article makes important points

Unfortunately this front page article in todays Sunday LNP  is not available at www.Lancasteronline.com, which seems to often be a problem. The article breaks no new ground, but it is essential information and deserves being re-published by newspapers across the state. Here is an excerpt taking from www.LNPtoday.com .  “A stacked system: ‘This is politics’ …Despite public opinion […]

“Bully” for Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray for maintaining our values

LNP reports in “Lancaster mayor calls Trump’s immigration executive order ‘unnecessary distraction’” : Gray has previously declined to label Lancaster as a “sanctuary city.” In his statement Friday, he said local authorities cooperate with federal officers in cases that involve “serious crimes,” and they “always comply with constitutional detainer requests.” A look at Donald Trump’s […]

Russian Duma decriminalizing domestic violence

By Slava Tsukerman The above poster shows official statistics presented by Russian Ministry of Interior. According to this data every day 36,000 Russian women and 26,000 Russian children are subjected to domestic violence. Twelve-thousand women are killed annually by their partners: one woman every 40 minutes. Two thousand children annually commit suicide and 10,000 run […]

Why Russians love Donald Trump?

By Slava Tsukerman All serious professional Russian commentators agree that there is no reason to believe that Donald Trump is going to be an especially pro–Russian President of the US. Even official press-representative of President Putin Dmitri Peskov had stated: “Let’s not rush, let’s not rejoice beforehand”. Nevertheless most of representatives of the Russian media […]

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