| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:08 PM
While the delivery was different the message from speakers at the annual Somerset County Democratic spring banquet was the same: Democrats need to be voted into office to turn the country around.
The event was held Thursday evening in the Berlin...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:48 PM
It's time to follow up on some past columns and other items.
First, let's get "What Is It?" out of the way. I run these mystery items every other Wednesday on my blog at themorningcall.com. When they also appear in the Sunday paper's Best of the Blogs...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 3:09 PM
A Maryland financier who helped privatize the Seagirt Marine Terminal in 2009 is trying to sell Congress on an ambitious, $250 billion plan he says would modernize the nation's crumbling infrastructure while creating millions of jobs.
Christopher H. Lee,...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 5:29 PM
With 2011 drawing to a close, The Herald-Mail took a look back at some of the stories the newspaper published during the year. We will follow up on some of those stories each day through Saturday to provide a glimpse of what happened next.
| Jan 3, 2012
I'm a little groggy after reading all those year-end lists, so you'll have to forgive me if my own look back at 2011's top events veers in and out of reality.
January: In a heartwarming "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" type moment, new Bucks County...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Regarding Alana Diehl's letter to the editor on Sept. 18.
Alana Diehl seems to believe that if you are not for President Obama it is because he is black. Could it be that we do not agree with his politics. When Lynn Swan ran against Ed Rendell for...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:19 AM
When the Chesapeake Bay restoration program began in earnest in 1983, with the signing of the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, it was hailed as the beginning of a new era of interjurisdictional partnering to save a national treasure. And so it was.
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a dying breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced.
Specter died of...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday, could be a polarizing figure, but he spoke to the point and often elicited laughs with his quips.
Specter represented Pennsylvania in the Senate for three decades. He lost a re-election bid after switching...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:52 AM
On the heels of its super PAC doing the same, Mitt Romney's campaign is buying up air time in Pennsylvania for the final few days of the race. It will be the first time Romney has made an ad buy in the state after canceling a major purchase ahead of the...