The DNA of the Hershey chocolate company holds something that can’t be measured on ledger sheets. So Mondelēz's recent offer to buy Hershey Foods is not so much a measure of the monetary worth of a company, so much as it is a measure of the political and moral decline of Pennsylvania. Posted 7-8-16 Read more »
There are any number of reasons why the unseemly dumping of $1.5 million in television ad money from top party officials in Washington to McGinty’s foundering campaign is a bad idea, and may backfire on them all. Posted 4-13-16 Read more »
Senate invokes constitutional provision against A.G. Kathleen Kane tied to era of eugenics, forced sterilizations, and the Holocaust. Posted 12-27-15 Read more »
What does “reasonable cause” mean? Don’t ask anyone in the Pennsylvania Senate. But the history of tyranny tells us. Posted 11-17-15 Read more »
A state senate ‘Special Committee on Senate Address’ held its first hearing, of questionable legality, on November 9, 2015. These GOP senators and reporters have an ax to grind, and need lots of help from each other to grind it. Posted 11-12-15 Read more »
An obscure PA constitutional clause from 1873 meant to quickly remove low-level elected officials from office wasn’t intended to apply to an appointed state attorney general, much less an elected one. Posted 11-6-15 Read more »
State AG Kathleen Kane says federal prosecutors received or sent porno emails Posted 10-8-15. Read more »
Kane opponents play fast and loose with state constitution, law and history Posted 9-24-15. Read more »
From the perspective of the politicians running Pennsylvania courts, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is a dangerous and uncontrollable loose cannon who must be stopped, at all costs. Posted 9-4-15. Read more »
“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote. But that policeman hasn’t been on the job in Pennsylvania, and hasn’t been for some time. Posted 2-14-15. Read more »
Pennsylvanians have been well served and protected in recent decades by a hard-won constitutional reform requiring all state judges retire at age 70. But some Pennsylvania judges are working hard to do away with this needed protection. Posted 3-5-15. Read more »
Revenue numbers associated with parking transactions for Pennsylvania's capital city are starting to come in. In 2014 revenues from this new parking deal were a whopping $3 million short of projections, according to a report released in late January by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority. Posted 2-7-15. Read more »
U.S. Department of Justice violates Luna crime scene
Luna: No man, no problem
While Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Luna lies dead in a stream, his superiors rush through a questiponable drug plea deal. Posted 12-5-13. Read more »
Pennsylvania state official wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from the web. ‘Right to be forgotten’ comes to U.S.? Posted 10-22-14. Read more »
Environmental officials protect DOD, conceal dangers from students and families. Report citing ‘significant helath concerns’ labeled ‘Not For Public Release.’ Posted 10-28-10. Read more »
The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna
Shortly before midnight, Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Luna vanishes from his desk in the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland. The next morning, before dawn, his body is found face down in a cold stream outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He’s been stabbed dozens of times....
The Sins of Our Fathers
In The Sins of Our Fathers, two young writers discover dark secrets about their hometown, and a century of hidden history leading to the public suicide of a state treasurer.
The Wrong Car
On the hot summer evening of July 21 1969, while riding through York, Pennsylvania, with her family, Lillie Belle Allen was shot and murdered by a gang of teenaged boys before the watching eyes of police and many neighbors.
20-somethings looking for fun and adventure cross paths with a nuclear meltdown ...