All hat and no cattle

– Flat-tax is all the rage for Republicans this season, what with Herman Cain’s catchy (if monumentally flawed) 9-9-9 proposal. Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have their own plans, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry presented his earlier this week to much fanfare....

Hot under the collar

– With snow in the forecast for Thursday, winter is getting ready to drain the wallets of northeastern Pennsylvanians who use heating oil to warm their homes. Heating oil is a direct by-product of crude oil and, like gasoline, fluctuates in price in accordance...