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  • How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies

    How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback. Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
  • Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong

    Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong
    The rise of fact-checking websites, which aim to run the statements of politicians through the truth wringer, should be a positive development for the Republic. In theory. The problem is that these outfits claim to be faultless arbiters of truth. That's...
  • Heritage rallies from a three-touchdown deficit to beat Hampton 26-21

    NEWPORT NEWS — It’s hard to come back from a 21-point deficit without a little magic. Saturday afternoon at rainy Todd Stadium, Heritage summoned memories of Chris Davis and (for you old-timers) Franco Harris. Aided by two plays that weren&...
  • Pollster: Gov. Tom Corbett is 'dead man walking'

    Pollster: Gov. Tom Corbett is 'dead man walking'
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett — whose blitz of television commercials has done nothing to shield him from an angry electorate — may stand virtually no chance of fending off his Democratic rival Tom Wolf on election day, according to...
  • Lehigh County commissioners say Tom Muller's partisan attacks mar budget

    Lehigh County commissioners say Tom Muller's partisan attacks mar budget
    Lehigh County Commissioner Vic Mazziotti chastised an absent county executive Thursday for littering his public budget presentation with partisan "cheap shots." Mazziotti called attention to the dig — "Promises to reduce or freeze taxes are...
  • A 'fact-checking' website doubles down on its Social Security errors

    It's natural for a self-described "fact-checker" to circle the wagons when his fact-checking is called into question. So the defensive reaction of Dana Tims, the author of a "fact-check" about Social Security that we questioned earlier this week, is...
  • Donchez delivers 'menu' of options to attack $5.9M deficit

    Donchez delivers 'menu' of options to attack $5.9M deficit
    Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez on Thursday outlined how he plans to attack a projected $5.9 million budget shortfall next year: a new pension bond, refinancing old debt, new fees, 25 job cuts and a possible real estate tax hike. The plan, which will be...
  • Using a seventh sense: Recapping the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup Final

    Using a seventh sense: Recapping the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup Final
    The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding

    CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding
    Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College...
  • A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

    A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
    Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...