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  • Allentown School District and its low priority for libraries

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the chances of your child someday becoming a professional athlete are one in 21,322. The chances of making more than the median wage for a professional athlete? One in 42,644. And what is the median...
  • Higher speed limits may make it hard to nab contraband soap traffickers

    After the end of World War II, everybody was overjoyed and deeply disturbed at the same time, as vivid reports emerged about Adolf Hitler's atrocities. Also at that same time, people talked about one of Hitler's great accomplishments, the no-speed-limit...
  • Same-sex 'Doublethink' puts an Orwellian spin on marriage rights.

    In early American history, only seven states had the integrity to defy religious tyrants who demanded laws making it a crime to marry anyone of another race. Pennsylvania, which fancies itself as the birthplace of American liberty, was not one of...
  • Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz

    Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz
    Here's a good topic for your Christmas gathering with family and friends: What is the most annoying Christmas song ever? I'll vote for either the mawkish "Christmas Shoes" or the aggravatingly jaunty "Feliz Navidad." Others might choose "Santa Baby,"...
  • Tom Corbett may be possessed

    A Capitol policeman walked into Gov. Tom Corbett's office. "Thank heavens!" cried Corbett's secretary. "I'm sorry I called you people, but I've been so frightened!" "Calm down now. Ashley. Where's the governor?" "He's in there," she said, pointing...
  • Prison numbers still paint a dismal picture

    Statistics are a frightful bore, unless they are disturbing enough to have an obvious impact on one's financial well-being. The U.S. Department of Justice disseminated a big batch of numbers on Thursday, suggesting that things are getting better when it...
  • Kathleen Kane furor over corruption probe may be excessive

    At first glance, it looked like another damaging blunder for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She shut down a corruption investigation of fellow Democrats in Philadelphia — four current legislators and a former judge — even...
  • Fracking activist must be subdued, says drilling company

    Fracking activist must be subdued, says drilling company
    Vera Scroggins, you are hereby charged with conspiracy to commit free speech. How do you plead? That seems to be the way a Susquehanna County battle over hydraulic fracturing (usually called fracking) will play out if a Houston gas-drilling company gets...
  • Browne brownies sale seeks gas drilling moratorium

    The news from Albany this past week was unsettling, to say the least. New York State's rascally environmentalists previously managed to get a moratorium on the hydraulic fracturing gas drilling process (usually called fracking) until an environmental...
  • Benevolent gesture law means medical people can display human impulses

    The base hospital commander at Beale Air Force Base in California, a full colonel, appeared to be very upset. When I arrived at the hospital in the morning, his staff told me to go directly to his office, so I was upset, too. My wife was due to give...
  • Pennsylvania welfare rejections were justified

    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. While...