| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:32 PM
From July 1-11, 40 young Jewish adults from 22-26 from Broward and South Palm Beach county will be exploring Israel on a free 10-day community bus, courtesy of the Taglit-Birthright Israel organization and the Jewish Federations of Broward County and...
| Dec 26, 2014
Clerk Cynthia Biedenkopf has worked for Bethlehem for 31 years, starting in the midst of the fiery debate over an incinerator. Nanette Snyder has been with the city for 22 years, coming in time to witness the debate over selling the city landfill. Between...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 10:55 AM
Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states like Illinois have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
The donors, in interviews with The...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 2:22 PM
The gravy train that is Las Vegas Sands Corp. hit the brakes in the fourth quarter of 2014, as its net revenues for the quarter fell 6.6 percent to $3.42 billion, compared to $3.66 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The down quarter did not stop the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:01 AM
When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behavior of people who were so cocky that they did really dumb things — "He's so smart, he's stupid."
I thought of this expression when I heard House Speaker John Boehner...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 8:25 AM
WATCH THIS: Get your income tax refund from your nearest Wal-Mart. FirstEnergy Corp. names Edward L. Shuttleworth new regional president of its Metropolitan Edison Co. subsidiary. One report pegs the Lehigh Valley economy as a bit slouchy on a global...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:26 PM
The corporate owner of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has named a new leader for its operations in China.
It's Sheldon Adelson, the outspoken, 81-year-old billionaire and Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman and chief executive, who will add the CEO title to...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:08 PM
It's now been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on campaign spending by organizations. While companies and individuals can now give unlimited amounts to political candidates and groups, the real effects of the Citizens United case and...
| Jan 16, 2015
I saw Selma this week. It's a powerful movie about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's worth seeing, and certainly deserves better than what it got this week from that star-chamber Oscar nominating process of the Academy of Motion...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority.
They spent a lot of...