| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:17 AM
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright began airing his first television ad across the 17th Congressional District on Saturday, a little more than a week before Pennsylvanians will head to the polls.
The freshman Democrat, running for a second term in a district...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:02 AM
Despair over the character and behavior of each generation of students is well attested throughout history, beginning about 4,000 years ago. An Egyptian scribe lambasted his generation's schoolboys: "… thou forsakest writing! Thou givest thyself...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Is it helpful to set aside a special month for pastor appreciation? October is the month designated "Clergy Appreciation Month," but what are the possible downsides to such an occasion?
Church members are clearly taught in scripture to show appreciation...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency is continuing its crackdown on auto companies that issue inflated fuel economy claims for their vehicles, this time ordering BMW to lower the estimates for four of its 2014 Mini Cooper cars.
During an EPA audit of the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: The former boss who fired me was such a snakehead I would choke if I had to say anything good about him. Why can't I just tell the truth about why I left: "Personality conflict with my manager?" What's wrong with that? - C.J.
You jest --...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Alibis, apologies, excuses spew from the NFL and team offices.
The heavy foot of corporate sponsorship weighs in to exert influence on decisions.
The excesses are scrutinized, and the patronage of women viewers becomes the focus of the debate.
| Sep 21, 2014
GLASTONBURY — It's not uncommon at the Whole Foods Market to see a department manager unloading boxes of food and stocking a shelf.
"No member of leadership is asking anybody to do something that they've never done themselves. It's absolutely a...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:30 PM
I've been thinking about what Paul wrote to the church in Philippi: "Let each of you look not to your own interest, but to the interests of others."
If you think of yourself as a self-made person, then Paul's idea may be difficult for you to swallow....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Often the most stressful part of making a decision is the possibility of making the wrong choice. We spend hours pondering the "what ifs" and soliciting advice from confidants.
Ruth Chang, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, said we devote...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Just weeks after its Toronto preem, a film that explores life in Kenya's LGBT community was banned by that country's government on the grounds that it "promotes homosexuality."
"Stories of Our Lives," a collection of five fictional vignettes based on the...