| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
President Obama is not only correct to take executive action to sidestep Congress, but he also should have done it long ago. He is a patient man, and he appears to have held out hope for cooperation long past the point where most of us could see it was...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:31 PM
While running for president in 2008, Obama touted the fact that he taught constitutional law. The Constitution does not give the president the authority to take matters into his own hands if Congress cannot agree (unless national security is at stake)....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Q: Regarding your past columns on towing charges, I once filed an unsuccessful civil case contesting a towing bill, and still wonder why I didn't prevail. Unlike your Kmart stories in which 'parking for customers only' signs were clearly posted, my car...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Q: My question is about the bluish colored headlights, and the fog lights and parking lights that many drivers have on at night. I thought there were laws regulating the number and brightness of the lights on the front of the car. In many cases the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Dash of Death Promenade extends 32 feet or so from the curb next to The Morning Call's main entrance to the curb by Allentown's Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority bus terminal.
People have odd reactions when I step off the curb onto...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Q: As you know, the 10-over-the-speed-limit allowance is an unwritten rule permitted in Pennsylvania and in many other states. Is it likely to continue when the 70 mph law goes into effect?
— Manny Kokolis, South Whitehall Township
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
One hundred years from now, when historians look back at the most significant events of 2013, they will probably conclude it was the "Year of the Milk Jug."
Just think about all the clever uses we shared this year for something ordinarily tossed in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:59 PM
HARRISBURG — In an east Allentown industrial zone on Quebec Street north of Union Boulevard, 23 tanks rise high into the sky, the pipes that connect them running deep underground.
This is a Petroleum Products Corp. fuel pipeline terminal. For a...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:02 PM
It's that special time of year when we need your help deciding who will be this year's King or Queen of Cheap and join the Lehigh Valley's unofficial royal family.
It's a rather distinct group, including folks who save the salt from the bottom of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:50 AM
There, on the front page of The Morning Call last Saturday, was Uncle Wilson's 1952 Cadillac, or an exact replica thereof.
When he visited from Delaware, neighbors were impressed by the sight of a new Caddy in the gravel driveway next to our house,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Snake Pit, Dorney Park's proposed seven-story complex of water slides, is one step closer to wet and wild reality, after the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission recommended preliminary final approval on the project Thursday. "It's another...