Rainbow power

— Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence seemed genuinely surprised by the corporate and political backlash caused by his state’s newly adopted “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” otherwise known as the “Who Would Jesus Refuse To Serve...

Self-defense?

— The obstinate obliviousness of Scranton’s municipal unions — particularly the police and firefighters’ — would be funny if the stakes weren’t so high. As Scranton hurtles headlong toward insolvency, due largely to its overly...

Wall Street snack

— The pending multibillion-dollar, multinational acquisition of Kraft by Pittsburgh-based Heinz is whetting the palate of both companies’ shareholders and Wall Street, generally. Past being prologue with regard to Heinz’s current corporate owners,...

Taking out the trash

— The recent decision by U.S. Senator Bob Casey to weigh in against the planned expansion of Keystone Landfill may or may not sway local and state regulators. What it did accomplish, however, was to increase pressure on numerous elected officials to speak up....