‘Radical islamists? Extreme jihadists?’ or ‘extreme terrorists?’
December 6, 2015 The opening lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin's 1937 hit song go like this: "You say 'tomayto.' I say 'tomahto.' Let's call the whole thing off. more »»
State budget fight’s bottom line, as usual — taxes
December 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is now five months into a budget impasse with taxes the main sticking point — a scenario familiar to anyone who’s tried to understand the Byzantine motives that drive... more »»
Justices-Elect assess High Court’s tarnished image
November 29, 2015 HARRISBURG — The past few years have been a difficult and sometimes humiliating period for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as one headline-grabbing scandal after another has scuffed its image and... more »»
Why is funding liquor stores essential, but not child protection?
November 22, 2015 Amid all the political posturing and the hard lines drawn, there has been a complete absence of logic regarding funding for child protection in Pennsylvania during the current budget impasse. more »»