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What lurks in a child’s online world?

July 2, 2014 By FROMA HARROP What is the most shocking takeaway from the story of the two 12-year-olds who repeatedly stabbed their friend - nearly to death - on the imagined orders of a fantasy character? Is it... more »»

How corruption shapes state policy

July 2, 2014 By DAVID SIROTA Creators Syndicate A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Tennessee - a state that has been called the most corrupt in the country. more »»

Farm fresh: Local foods offer tangible economic benefits in some regions

July 1, 2014 By KRISTEN DEVLIN Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.. more »»

Scientists predict increased rain, floods for state

July 1, 2014 By WALTER BRASCH Pennsylvanians will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in... more »»

A crack in the armor?

June 27, 2014 You can’t spend what you don’t have. That has been the consistent message coming out of the Republican-dominated Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Corbett since he took office. more »»

The real question about Pennsylvania’s budget

June 27, 2014 By G. TERRY MADONNA and MICHAEL L. YOUNG People are asking lots of good questions lately about Pennsylvania’s proposed 2014/2015 budget. more »»

Should Amazon just take over?

June 26, 2014 By FROMA HARROP It's the darnedest thing. Only a select few sites grace the bookmark bar topping my Web browser. Amazon.com is one. And Amazon is the only retailer to make the cut. more »»

Congress can pave way for more liquified natural gas exports

June 26, 2014 In a dramatic shift from just five years ago, the United States has the opportunity to become a major force in the international energy market. more »»

Meeting set for change of PPL nuclear plant ownership

June 25, 2014 By STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@civitasmedi. more »»

U.S. government at war with itself over civil liberties

June 24, 2014 By DAVID SIROTA Creators Syndicate Over the past year, the United States government has been in the news a lot for its efforts to undermine the Internet’s basic privacy and security protocols. more »»

A faith perspective on taxes and poverty: Calling for an Army of Angels

June 24, 2014 By RABBI MENACHEM CREDITOR Here are two related statistics, both of which may surprise you: 1) More than 1.2 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. more »»

New approach to prisons reaping benefits for Pa. taxpayers

June 24, 2014 There’s no doubt that the biggest challenge Pennsylvania’s state and county inmates face upon their release is avoiding the troubles and traps that landed them behind bars in the first place. more »»

Corbett’s fourth budget could be toughest fight yet

June 23, 2014 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s annual state budget wrangling always carries uncertainty, but that’s been particularly true this month as Gov. more »»

Strengthen early childhood education

June 23, 2014 It’s time to rally around quality early childhood education Northeast and Central Pennsylvania are famous for their work ethic and can-do spirit. By combining forces, we can accomplish anything. more »»

Iraq again; Hell never ends

June 23, 2014 Iraq — now we know where hell is. Hell is supposed to be a place of torment reserved for some people after death. Unfortunately, too many have ended up there before they die. more »»

Student debt: Government fraud

June 21, 2014 The mountebanks of fantasy economics continue to ply their deceptive trade with the latest attempt to “ease the burden” imposed by the spiraling cost of student loans. more »»

The Rodney Dangerfield Office

June 20, 2014 Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect,” was never Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home —... more »»

Lawmakers worry about drones’ impact on hunting, fishing

June 19, 2014 By ANDREW STAUB www.paindependent.com Consider it a preemptive strike. That’s how state Se. more »»

Analysis: Power plant debate prompts war of statistics

June 19, 2014 By JOSH LEDERMAN The Associated Press President Barack Obama’s new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect you... more »»

 
 

 

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