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Restaurant owners still need help

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening in the height of summer, but a banquet room sits empty and restaurant dining rooms are only half full. The pandemic may be coming to an end soon, but the devastating effects on the hospitality industry are here to stay. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund ...

Is the ‘Thank You’ dead now?

Just in case you didn't notice, the world has changed. It's no big deal because it is continually changing if we notice or not. Many of the changes are for the better, and, as you might guess, some are for the worst. If like me, you are still waiting for a "thank you" for a gift given for ...

Infrastructure: More than just concrete

By Thomas P. Foley and Stephanie Nycum Doliveira In the depths of the Great Depression, a new word took hold in the American lexicon. “Infrastructure” would embody an innovative approach to propelling the economy forward by hardening the ties connecting a patchwork nation. We still rely ...

UFOs still remain a mystery

When it comes to UFOs, we don’t know the right answer. The truth is still out there. And it may be out there for a while. A new federal government report on UFOs couldn’t explain 143 of 144 military aviation encounters, which the government, never one to pass up the opportunity to create ...

Big Mac inflation differs from CPI

Inflation is measured by changes in the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our Social Security, cost of living adjustments, and many other things are tied to it. Does the CPI do a good job of measuring inflation? Well, that’s debatable. Back in my ...

Plan for PA roads and state police

The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help fix our deteriorating roads and bridges while also solving the funding dilemma of the Pennsylvania State Police. The plan is so simple, and makes so much sense, that it almost surely won’t ...