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  • Obama's breezy words for post-9/11 torture

    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • Ethics complaint filed against Ron Tomalis, Gov. Tom Corbett's special higher education adviser

    Ethics complaint filed against Ron Tomalis, Gov. Tom Corbett's special higher education adviser
    A Harrisburg activist is asking the state Ethics Commission to investigate whether Ron Tomalis has earned his salary of nearly $140,000 as Gov. Tom Corbett’s special adviser for higher education. In filing his ethics complaint Monday, activist...
  • Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]

    Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]
    [UPDATED with response from George Platt] The county ethics code put a damper on elected officials asking -- and coercing -- people to help out their pet charities and causes. But lobbyists can still do it, winning points with elected officials....
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • An income cap might not be so crazy

    An income cap might not be so crazy
    Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum wages. But instead of putting a floor on what people get, why not put a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Hospital's Institute Of Living To Hold Suicide Prevention Conference

    Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living (IOL) will hold a free educational seminar for clinicians on suicide prevention among older adults. This event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Hartford Hospital's ERC Building...
  • Jon Cardin says he was victim of 'most negative smear campaign'

    Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history."  In a Facebook post this week,...
  • Try vegan, and you won't be left high and dry

    When news hit that Detroit was cutting off water to thousands of residents who were behind in paying their bills, the critics, not surprisingly, came out in full force. What might surprise you is that some of those throwing stones were aiming not at...
  • Piper named head of new ethics council named

    Chris Piper, a State Board of Elections staffer who for years made sure political candidates reported campaign donations honestly and helped expand electronic filing of their reports so that the public could keep an eye on that money, will be the first...
  • The CIA vandalized American honor

     The CIA vandalized American honor
    " . . . but we tortured some folks." — President Barack Obama, Aug.1. OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks"? Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of...
  • Why do 2 Americans get the Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? Who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal Ebola virus in West Africa were given...