Light chasing dark

Light chasing dark

Pennsylvania’s junior GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is one of the 13 older, white, male supposed health-care “experts” currently crafting Mitch McConnell’s replacement to Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act — otherwise referred to as...
The thimble brigade

The thimble brigade

After several days of struggling behind closed doors, the legislature and governor have managed to accomplish … not much. The so-called “reform” bill currently headed toward likely enactment will do little to address Pennsylvania’s crushing $60...
Meltdown

Meltdown

A plunging bottom line brought on by cheaper natural gas-generated electric energy threatens the futures of Three Mile Island and other nuclear power plants...
The model citizen!

The model citizen!

Our legislature’s fondness for taxing the addictions of its constituents — to wit: the nation’s 10th-highest cigarette tax, the state booze monopoly, slots parlors and casino table games — continues apace as it considers legalizing (and heavily...