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Let's Leave Politics Behind for the Sake of Healthcare

Kate Michelman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Kate Michelman

It seems clear it's time to choose responsible governance over petty politics and expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania.

How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

Howard Gardner | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Howard Gardner

An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant reluctance to proceed if an app is lacking -- can be very limiting. And it is especially pernicious in the event that this mentality becomes the dominant mode, the dominant metaphor, for how one leads one's life.

Washington Is Livid With the Palestinians

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Micah D. Halpern

Palestinian leadership is on the move. In politics, there is seldom simply one move. And unilateral moves always result in strong responses.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

Agreements to Protect - Fail to Protect

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Micah D. Halpern

Have you ever heard of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances? Here's a hint. It was signed in Budapest, in 1994. My guess is, probably not. ...

Israel: Now a Gas Exporter

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Micah D. Halpern

What an industry shakeup. For so long we lived in a world where a very large percentage of the world's gas was supplied by countries not too friendly towards the West.

Amish Rite of Spring Is Just Plain Dirty (PHOTOS)

Laura Lippstone | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

You know spring is in sight because every year, at the end of February, the Amish there have what's known as mud sales. They're held on several weekends leading into the warmer months.

12 Tips for Balancing Two Careers With Kids

Mark S. Davies | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Mark S. Davies

With kids at home, it is tempting to let priorities other than interest and culture dictate one's job choice.

You Can't Be Shallow When Dealing With Troubled Water

Lilac Sigan | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

The sad truth is that if a new year's miracle would occur and Israel would satisfy the A.S.A.'s wishes and completely retreat from the West Bank, it still wouldn't solve the problem.

Retirement Security Is at Risk in Pennsylvania

Bob Williams | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Bob Williams

As the special session of the legislature gets underway, let's hope that lawmakers will not be misled by overly optimistic assumptions and will instead address Pennsylvania's pension problem with the implementation of a defined contribution plan.

Why I Banned a Book -- Part II

Scott DiMarco | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
Scott DiMarco

After I wrote about the experiences of our lesson of the damaging effects of Banning a Book at Mansfield University during last year's Banned Book week, I was very encouraged that the fight against censorship and banning books was going in the right direction.

Experiencing a Coup On Vacation: Adventure Travel Runs Smack Into Real Life

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The army's recent intervention in Egypt, and the turmoil there, have brought memories surging back of a time in 2005 when I was on my way to a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. World events chose that moment to intervene in my carefully made plans.

Salam Fayyad: Emerging as he Exits

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Fayyad will soon have to decide how to pursue his vision in practice. Can he turn his credibility into votes and electability, assuming elections are held? Can, or will he be allowed to, build an independent political movement, assuming he wants to do that?

The Cook Islands Are Pacific Fun

Pam Grout | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

The many lagoons surrounding the islands contain every single shade of blue in a hardware store paint palette.

City's Pet Peeve Could Lead To Dog Ban

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

Man's best friend is no friend of the Beaver Falls, Pa., business district, apparently. A push toward urban renewal has the city thinking about bannin...

WATCH: When the Law Says You Can't Vote

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In Philadelphia, the largest city in the largest swing state among those with strict new voter ID laws, there are as many as 250,000 registered voters who don't have the required voter ID.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson On Eating All Over The World

Jetsetter.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.

PHOTOS: The Ghosts Of Brownsville's Young Lovers

Randy Fox | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

There hasn't been much activity in Brownsville, Pa. in some years, but to visit the town, it's impossible not to be affected by its remnants and by its ghosts.

Ex-Dem State Rep Convicted In Corruption Trial

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Pennsylvania House Democratic whip Mike Veon has been convicted on 10 counts of theft, conspiracy and conflict of inter...

Arcadia Could Close 260 Stores As Profits Slide By 40%

PA | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Sir Philip Green said his retail empire has seen a near 40% slide in profits as chains including Top Shop and Miss Selfridge chose not to pass on incr...

'Catastrophic Failure' Led To North Sea Helicopter Crash

PA | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Operators of a North Sea helicopter had been planning to replace its main rotor gearbox a week before the unit suffered a "catastrophic failure&q...

SNP Take Osborne To Task Over Independence Comments

PA | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home

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Tory MP's Husband Killed By Hood Entangled In Fishing Net, Report Concludes

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

The fisherman husband of a Tory MP died at sea after a toggle on his hood got entangled in his net, according to an official accident report. ...

David Walliams' One Direction Sex Comments Investigated By Watchdog

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Channel 4 is being probed by the media watchdog after a lewd comment made by comic David Walliams on one of its shows sparked a number of complaints. ...

Punk, Porn And Pictures: Photographing Drive-ins In The Rust Belt (PHOTOS)

Randy Fox | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Randy Fox

Some of the old Rust Belt drive-ins have survived and a few have even prospered, but most have long given way to Wal-Marts, airports, shopping centers and the like. When making photographic journeys throughout the region, I always try to research where one might be found. They make for poignant images.