| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:18 PM
Banquet season is upon us, and if you don't make plans pretty soon, you're going to be in real danger of missing out on one of the most intriguing banquets.
Former Morning Call outdoors writer Christian Berg, now editor of Petersen's Bowhunting...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Here's the most predictable news bulletin of the day and maybe the year. It came from Reuters the day after the president and lame-duck-in-chief of the United States threw still another of his monkey wrenches into the economy, particularly investment in...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
For Democrats, looking for any good news out of the midterm election results is like the ghoulish old joke: "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" But, believe it or not, shining among the rubble are a few nuggets of good news --...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Earlier this week, police chiefs from throughout America gathered in Orlando to call for mandatory background checks on all gun sales.
The chiefs' demand was hardly radical. Most Americans want the same thing.
A recent Quinnipiac poll found that a...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
If only students who were studying for finals at an FSU library last week had been packing heat, then maybe the shooter would have been subdued more quickly.
That's the argument from a group called Students for Concealed Carry at FSU.
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:05 PM
More than two decades of activism over Pennsylvania's barbaric tradition of pigeon shoots did not end with a victory dance last Monday.
It ended with House Bill 1750, which last week won 36-12 approval in the state Senate, safely buried in the House...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Lehigh County Executive complained last week that the commissioners were guilty of some "dumb government tricks," including voting for a tax cut in a budget with a structural deficit.
Our state legislators have perfected all kinds of...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
I turned on a national newscast when I woke up, and the first thing they were talking about was Bill Cosby.
I waited a bit more, and then they talked about President Obama and immigration.
I waited some more. Finally they talked about ... the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:29 AM
The state House is scheduled to vote today on a bill that among other things would ban pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania.
House Bill 1750, which the Senate passed 36-12 last week, also would ban "hunts" involving tethered animals and raising...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Heidi Prescott and Johnna Seeton were among those who watched the state Senate finally vote late Wednesday to ban pigeon shoots and the "sport" of shooting tethered animals.
I think it's fair to say that no one was happier than they were.
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been...