Six more weeks and counting

— Happy Groundhog Day! Here’s to the unlikely hope that the GOP-controlled (although “control” might not be the proper word) legislature will at some point get its budgetary act together. —
O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

On  June 12, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were killed. There bodies were found just after midnight on June 13 by neighbors of Nicole’s Bundy Drive condo.  Their deaths touch off a sensational trial in which Nicole’s ex-husband...

It might always be sunny in Philadelphia, but …

— A culture of back-room politics is hardly unique to NEPA and Lackawanna County, but it seems more acute than elsewhere. Contracts are negotiated, deals are cut, people are hired, and fees are collected behind a veil that shields the public from what’s...

Road to Gold: Guild work

Every Friday until the Feb. 28 Oscar telecast, Take 2 will run a series focusing on issues and subjects involving the Academy Awards. This week looks into the lack of diversity and calls of boycotting the telecast. Read all posts in the series here.   Between now...
Seeing Trump’s appeal in Pa. poll

Seeing Trump’s appeal in Pa. poll

It’s no surprise that a new Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Pennsylvania voters are disgusted by our alleged leadership in Harrisburg. The Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf have given us the longest budget impasse in 45...