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Little League Cheating in the Age of Deflategate

Dear Little League International: Welcome to the party! By stripping Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team of its title, you confirmed the sad but obvious fact […]

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CIA Was Right: Waterboarding Works

To read Larry Mendte’s criticism of torture, as depicted in the new Senate report, click here. To say the killing of Osama bin Laden created […]

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Corbett’s Self-Inflicted Loss Is Lesson For Wolf, Republicans

The GOP tidal wave was massive, with Republicans winning from coast-to-coast. Preeminent among them was a man who, after achieving a stunning 10-point victory in […]

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Five Predictions for Tomorrow’s Election

Predicting this year’s election results isn’t that hard. But perhaps more important than the returns are the reasons behind the vote, since understanding the electorate’s […]

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Chris Christie Was Right to Quarantine Kaci Hickox, Wrong to Back Down

We’ve talked about Ebola’s lethality and the government’s staggering ineptitude. Now it’s time to admit Ebola is here to stay. But not because it’s an […]

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5 Myths About ISIS and Iraq

Thousands of Americans were killed and trillions expended in Iraq over the last 11 years. Tragically, all of this was in vain since the situation […]

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Surprising Winners and Losers in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Race So Far

As things stand now, the race for Pennsylvania governor this fall should be extremely anti-climatic, a foregone conclusion as predictable as the 76ers missing the […]

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SEPTA Is a Bottomless Pit. And 6 More Reasons Corbett’s Transportation Bill is a GOP Disaster

Thank you, thank you, thank you! A hearty round of applause to Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled House and Senate! By granting GOP Governor Tom Corbett his most […]

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Have Americans Become Too Comfortable Receiving Government Assistance?

The great fish moved silently through the water, and into immortality. Without question, Jaws was a classic, filled with memorable lines. But the one that […]

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Can We Stop Piling on Riley Cooper and Anthony Weiner?

Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper really stepped in it. He uttered one of the most vile, racist, and derogatory slurs out there, one that not only […]

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Tom Corbett and GOP Fail Pennsylvania — Again

If you strike out two of every three times at bat, you’re a Hall of Famer. One out of four gives you a long career. […]

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What’s Worse? Boring Mayor Nutter or Tax-Happy Mayor Nutter?

I swore I was done. I promised I would never waste another column writing about how pathetic Philadelphia is. And how its complacent residents and […]

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A Farewell to Margaret Thatcher, Last From a Great Era

There is a fascinating book by Irving Stone entitled, They Also Ran, the story of men defeated for the presidency. Stone, an historian, also analyzes […]

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Not So Fast With Your Dreams of Cheap Wine, Philly

Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled PA House are either very smart, or very dumb. As they push their liquor privatization bill through Harrisburg, they are […]

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The New Pope Is Old. He Better Make Every Second Count.

Who says the Catholic Church can’t change? By electing Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the conclave of Cardinals just made history.  The list of “firsts” is […]