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  • Bethlehem NAACP airs charter school concerns

    The president of Bethlehem's NAACP believes Pennsylvania needs to reconsider its framework for charter schools before it becomes a system of separate and unequal schools.
  • Throw the Bums Out?

    A reader copied me the other day on a letter-to-the-editor that responded to my columns suggesting we should vote out incumbents in state government. Unfortunately, she was confused and thought I was talking about the U.S. Congress, which presents a...

    Pension Disaster

    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more...

    Don't buy pig in a poke from state legislators

    Do you know where the expression "Don't buy a pig in a poke" came from? Here's one explanation I found online. This one is from The Word Savvy Site. The "poke" refers to a burlap bag or sack, which shoppers used to take to market centuries ago. At...

    McNeill: CRIZ vote 'broke my heart'

    State Rep. Dan McNeill loves the CRIZ. The freshman state rep thinks the state designation can unleash Bethlehem’s potential in redeveloping the former Bethlehem Steel land in a way a similar incentive helped Allentown lure a hockey arena....