| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:07 PM
In the past 10 days, analogies have been made linking Joe Paterno to Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and the Devil.
Who's next, bin Laden?
We have seen a witch hunt, and Paterno, the man who in large part made Penn State a national university, has been...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:53 AM
The economics of marijuana legalization became vividly obvious this week with Colorado's emergence as the first state to allow the regulated sale of the drug for personal recreational use.
As reported Thursday in The Morning Call, a new law, the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Everybody knows what happened to Marie Antoinette when she displayed insufficient concern for the poor of France while pursuing a dissolute life of pleasure and extravagance for herself and other plutocrats from places like Austria and Prussia.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett and his campaign team gathered in a viewing room.
Corbett said, "I know you all wanted to get together after the primary election and talk about our strategy. Winn, let's start with your assessment. Then I have a surprise for you."...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Generally, things have not gone well for America's religious right since 1692. It has been one setback after another, culminating in this week's heterodox court ruling.
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, Mass., for bewitching others, including...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett is airing a TV ad right now in which every claim about his opponent and himself is ridiculously misleading or outright false.
The state Republican Party just sent out a flier that repeats the same goofy distortions.
The use of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:44 PM
David Allard, director of the state Bureau of Radiation Protection, came down from the Mount of Olives declaring that, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall not set you free, but shall result in a demonstrable risk of physical harm to you"...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:25 PM
House Bill 1989, signed into law last month, recognizes the Piper J-3 Cub and the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official aircraft and firearm, respectively.
Why? Hey, that's what our state legislators do. There's a bill pending to name...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment).
In a tale of two...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A friend sent me the following joke last week. It's mildly risque, so stop reading if you think you'll be offended.
(I added that to ensure everyone will keep reading)
A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it.
A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...