Why the secrecy regarding Holder's personal flights?
April 8, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights that were taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»
Trial lawyers try to influence politics everywhere
April 4, 2014 Trial lawyers — the people who make fortunes through lawsuits that result in awards far beyond the real damage suffered by plaintiffs — may have become the top special interest group controlling U.. more »»
It’s easy to make a villain of natural gas industry
April 2, 2014 The state's Independent Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office of the state Legislature, recently reported that Pennsylvania's taxes on the natural gas drilling boom are among the lowest in the nation. more »»
Give thanks for those who fought blaze in ‘Terrace’
March 29, 2014 A police and fire scanner sits in our newsroom, as it does in just about every daily newspaper in the country. That scanner is an important news-gathering tool. more »»
J-3 Cub deserves to be Pennsylvania's 'Official Aircraft'
March 27, 2014 The iconic, yellow Piper J-3 Cub deserves the status as Pennsylvania’s “Official State Aircraft of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. more »»
We could be leading the world in drone aircraft Not for thee
March 21, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»
Let Sunshine Law in: Many issues are creating clouds
March 18, 2014 This is National Sunshine Week, a celebration of open government and the people's right to know what their public servants are doing in their name. more »»
When will society address mentally ill before they kill?
March 15, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being “just a normal little weird kid,” in his father’s words, to someone who “couldn’t get any more evil”? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his son... more »»
Closer eye must be kept on students who are guests here
March 14, 2014 Islamic terrorists hoping for another opening to massacre Americans must wonder sometimes whether we can even see the “dots,” much less connect them. After the Sept. more »»
Some drugs seem to be much more 'illegal' than others
March 13, 2014 Apparently neither Attorney General Eric Holder nor his boss, President Barack Obama, are familiar with the concept of sending mixed messages. more »»