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  • Taxes still fund 'perpetual war footing,' at home and abroad

    WASHINGTON -- Two disparate news items caught my eye recently that demonstrate how our government can act in ways that mystify and anger the taxpayers who support it with their hard-earned money. The first was the report from the new prime minister of...
  • Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year

    Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year
    While overall violent crime is down this year, Baltimore is approaching the 200-homicide mark for the third straight year, a grim milestone pushed by surging violence in Northwest Baltimore. A man and a woman were killed this week in northwestern...
  • Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission

    Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission
    All of the Lehigh Valley’s local congressmen voted to approve a $585 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, but not before Republican Charlie Dent expressed some reservations. Dent, of Allentown, joined with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of...
  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon
    President Obama on Friday nominated former top Defense Department official Ashton B. Carter to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, describing Carter as an innovator, a reformer and “one of nation’s foremost national security...
  • Attacks in Indian Kashmir appear aimed at disrupting elections

    Attacks in Indian Kashmir appear aimed at disrupting elections
    Four coordinated attacks by heavily armed militants left 21 people dead in the India-controlled portion of Kashmir on Friday, just three days before a campaign stop planned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian news media reported. The deadly assaults...
  • Theater review: Act 1's 'Little Women' is warm and welcoming

    Theater review: Act 1's 'Little Women' is warm and welcoming
    Act 1 has staged a heartwarming musical version of Louisa May Alcott's classic book "Little Women" that makes Jo March and her family seem like familiar friends as they contend with life in Massachusetts in the 1860s. The show is adeptly directed by...
  • Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed

    Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed
    The U.S. military is delaying the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops through the first few months of 2015, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. The decision means that up to 10,800 troops, rather than 9,800, could remain in Afghanistan as the U.S....
  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • Colonial troubador values authenticity

    It's hard to imagine this country without a celebration of Christmas. But in Colonial-era New England celebrations of the holiday were not only taboo, but actually against the law in some Puritan-influenced communities. "In fact, you could land in...
  • Nation watches as the war between (blue) states rages

    Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant...
  • Sports Roundup: Gonzalez, Rebels improve to 3-1

    GIRLS’ SOCCER Flintridge Prep 3, Temple City 1: Julia Gonzalez continued her terrific start to the season with a pair of goals as the Rebels won their third straight to improve to 3-1 with Saturday’s victory in the Duarte Tournament. Jillian...