May 17, 2013
That didn’t take long. Smart money said it would have taken half of Sen. Pat Toomey’s term before the hardcore right put him in their crosshairs. Instead, it only took two years to bend him over the (gun) barrel.
May 16, 2013
What’s black and white and red all over? A blushing zebra and a newspaper. But the biggest punch line is no laughing matter. It’s what the NFL should be, but isn’t: red-faced with embarrassment over its racist mandate to interview minority candidates for coaching positions.
May 1, 2013
One. 14. Two. Zero. Here’s what those digits represent: One: Pennsylvania’s rank for states with the worst bridges. 14: Length in feet of a local bridge on a vital street, closed a year ago due to its deteriorating condition.
Apr 24, 2013
There’s good and bad news. The good: if you’re still reeling from the self-imposed trauma of watching nonstop bombing coverage from your recliner, you can make your way to the nation’s largest international sporting event — the Penn Relays in Philadelphia — where backpacks are being banned.
Apr 24, 2013
The act of terror in Boston reopened wounds in the American psyche. Unlike the 9/11 attacks, however, when we almost immediately knew the culprits, there was nothing but rampant speculation in the media.
Apr 16, 2013
Irving Stone’s famous book, “They Also Ran,” chronicles men defeated for the presidency while analyzing those races to see if the people chose wisely. Just as readers are left pondering how history may have been altered, the opposite also holds true: what if the winner had not been victorious.
Apr 12, 2013
“I don’t know . . . He’s either very smart or very dumb.” Quint’s line from “Jaws” sums up Governor Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House as they push their liquor privatization bill.
Apr 11, 2013
In 2010, Gov. Tom Corbett was elected by a wide margin in Pennsylvania, in large part because of his insistence that the state-controlled liquor system be privatized — an issue on which he was absolutely correct.