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  • A cheaper way to incarcerate

    A cheaper way to incarcerate
    You probably already know the jaw-dropping stats about American prisons: that the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. That we're home to 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. That more than 1 in every 10...
  • Netanyahu's tough rhetoric sparks discussion of US-Israel 'shared values'

    WASHINGTON For years, American politicians have waxed poetic about the "shared values" of the United States and Israel ideals that typically aren't spelled out but usually are taken to mean the basic tenets of Western democracy. That time-worn phrase...
  • Pentaho founder sticks to Orlando

    Pentaho founder sticks to Orlando
    When Richard Daley shopped his big data company Pentaho to investors, some venture capitalists wanted him to move the firm to Silicon Valley. But Daley, a 53-year-old lifelong Floridian, rejected those calls. "They were very specific saying, 'We won't...
  • For Rubio and others, turning ideas into law is a daunting task

    WASHINGTON Sen. Marco Rubio offered a tax-overhaul plan two weeks ago, winning plaudits for articulating the kind of vision that could be part of his possible 2016 presidential run. But turning that plan into law is going to be difficult. For evidence,...
  • Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity

    Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over...
  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem

    Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem
    Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has made a startling statement to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s- and 1960s-era racism. The statement, which comes as the city is seeing population growth for the...
  • The GOP's self-induced foreign policy disaster

    The GOP's self-induced foreign policy disaster
    It's time to step back for a second and soak in just how badly congressional Republicans have messed up on foreign policy over the past two months. There is no denying that President Barack Obama's overall foreign policy is unpopular with the American...
  • Millennials making their mark on Pennsylvania

    This year, the millennial generation will eclipse the boomers as the nation's largest living generation, totaling 75.3 million, according to U.S. Census data. They are that broad group born between 1981 and 1997, making them between the ages of 18 and...
  • GOP energy plan needs to go a step further, include energy exports

    Upon releasing their comprehensive energy policy package last month, House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., noted, "Our energy realities have changed dramatically we'...
  • Mayor Ed Pawlowski announces plans for innovation district in Allentown

    Mayor Ed Pawlowski announces plans for innovation district in Allentown
    Pledging to take Allentown to version 5.0, Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced Thursday he will be creating an innovation district in Allentown. The district, still in the planning stages, would be a downtown zone for anchor research institutions and...