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Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's not February. And it's not Groundhog Day. Yet we here at Capitol Ideas World HQ can't help feel like we'll be trooping into familiar territory as we make the trek over to Commonwealth Court......
There are certain newspaper traditions I love and one of them is drawing editorial cartoons during the Christmas season. There's an abundance of metaphors to use even when the news is bad, and that's almost all the time in Editorial Cartoonland. ...
Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
Joe Tout took nothing for granted during last week's preparation. He was glad his players didn't, either. Northern Lehigh needed to beat winless Palmerton to secure a District 11 Class 2A playoff berth for a fourth consecutive season. Understanding...
Victor Davis HansonBarack Obama won a moderately close victory over Mitt Romney on Tuesday. But oddly, nothing much has changed. The country is still split nearly 50/50. There is still a Democratic president, and an almost identically Democratic Senate at war with an...
Tags: Libya, Joe Biden, Terrorism, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney
There’s something very wrong about nicknaming a hurricane “Frankenstorm,” then having it cancel Halloween. In a bittersweet message for New Haven children on Tuesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. declared the Wednesday the 31st would be a...
Since 1899, the Coast Guard's shipyard at Curtis Bay has added years to the life of the sea-battered fleet, repairing and upgrading hundreds of cutters before sending them back on patrol. So in 2002 when shipyard officials looked at the future and saw...
Fox59.com ContributorThe final race of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season turned out to be a "Dream Sequence." For the series champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay, he never gave up on his dream of not only competing against but beating the best drivers in the world as he became the...
Tribune reporterOn the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared on "Meet the Press" today to make the pitch for electing President Barack Obama to a second term. Emanuel is set to deliver a speech on Tuesday that he says will "testify" to...
I've had this "Groundhog Day" feeling lately. I keep running into new restaurants — Tavernita, Nellcote — in which generally intelligent and well-executed food is presented in a cocktails-driven, loud and pulsating nightclub atmosphere. I...
Tags: Salads, Pasta, Gelato, Foods and Beverages, Bars and Clubs
Not long ago, an astute reader noted that it has been nearly two years since I wrote in a column that "most experts now estimate that Iran needs about 18 months to complete a nuclear device and a missile to carry it." His point — that those...
Who would have thought it would be so hard to give people money? Late last year when it became clear Harford County was in a reasonably stable financial situation, Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced plans to give county employees —...
Sep 25, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Dec 7, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Nov 9, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Tribune Media Services
Oct 30, 2012 |Story| WTXX-LTV
Jul 20, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Sep 16, 2012 |Story| WXIN-LTV
Sep 2, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
May 3, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 1, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Feb 7, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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