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The Business of Wall Street

By at June 23, 2015 | 10:06 am | 0 Comment

The Business of Wall Street

If you don’t mind working hard—and partying even harder—why not get a business degree, take a couple of state and federal tests, and become a Wall Street trader?

These are the people who are the current crop of Gordon Gekkos—you… Read the rest

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The Politics of Disaster Relief

By at June 9, 2015 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

The Politics of Disaster Relief

More than 150,000 Texans sent a petition to the White House, demanding the union allow Texas to secede.

This was not 1861 when Texans wanted out of the union. This was two years ago.

Among those who threw around the… Read the rest

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A Nation of Millennial Entitlements

By at June 2, 2015 | 3:58 pm | 0 Comment

A Nation of Millennial Entitlements

A student sued Misericordia College because she failed a nursing class. Twice.

She said she suffered psychological problems. Those problems included anxiety, depression, and poor concentration skills.

The college had agreed to allow her to retake the final examination last… Read the rest

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Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth

By at April 28, 2015 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., was found to be in contempt of court, Thursday, and fined $1,000.

Her offense? She tells the truth.

Truth is something that apparently has bypassed the court of Judge Kenneth W. Seamans, who retired… Read the rest

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Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

By at April 21, 2015 | 7:24 pm | 0 Comment

Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations.

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Pennsylvania School is Flushed by a Problem

By at April 8, 2015 | 11:56 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania School is Flushed by a Problem

Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Montgomery, a fourth grade student at Park Elementary School in Munhall, Pa., now has access to that school’s restrooms.

Like most schools, Park Elementary has separate restrooms for male and female staff and faculty, and separate restrooms for… Read the rest

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The Morality Police

By at March 24, 2015 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

The Morality Police

In Saudi Arabia, the Mutaween are 3,500 public officials and thousands of volunteers who work for the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. They are responsible for enforcing strict religious laws. Among the many laws… Read the rest

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America’s Real Traitors

By at March 17, 2015 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

America’s Real Traitors

The Tea Party wing of the Republican party thinks House speaker John Boehner is a rhino.

Not the thick-skinned horned mammal that lives in Africa. This rhino is an R-I-N-O . . . Republican in Name Only.

The Tea Party… Read the rest

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’Rithmatic Doesn’t Add Up in One School District

By at March 11, 2015 | 10:46 am | 0 Comment

’Rithmatic Doesn’t Add Up in One School District

The Danville Education Association (Pa.) has been operating without a contract for three years.

Two years ago, the teachers approved recommendations of an independent fact-finder; the board rejected it. This eventually led to a protest strike of five days in … Read the rest

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They Brand Cattle, Don’t They?

By at February 27, 2015 | 12:13 am | 0 Comment

They Brand Cattle, Don’t They?

“Branding! We have to make you a brand!”

“I’m not cattle,” I told my sometimes faux foil assistant Marshbaum, who had just burst into my office. “And if you think I’m getting a tattoo,” I replied, “my body isn’t a… Read the rest

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