Culinary Conversation: Cherries can help make Presidents Day sweet as pie
Monday is Presidents Day. Granted, most of us don’t celebrate like we do on the Fourth of July and Christmas. Some get the day off, though, which is a mini-celebration in itself.
John K. Manna: Governor’s stances appear to shift over time
Where did Gov. Tom Corbett get his ideas? I don’t know if anyone has ever asked that question, but it came to me this week after reading a column written by G. Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young.
Culinary Conversation: It’s time for some Valentine’s Day sweetness
After only a few seconds of thought, I’ve come to a conclusion. There’s isn’t anything in the food world much more wonderful than chocolate. My love affair with chocolate began at a very young age.
Mitchel Olszak: Winter Olympics are a stone’s throw away
With the Winter Olympic Games about to begin in Sochi, Russia, there is considerable interest in the event. Not only is there buzzing over skiing and skating competitions, but controversy rages over security fears, the anti-gay attitudes of the Russian government and whether or not preparations for the games have been adequate.
John K. Manna: Survey data suggest governor faces re-election struggle
While public opinion polls are conducted throughout the year, this is the time of year they may carry more significance. Primarily because we are entering a new political campaign season, one in which Pennsylvania voters will be electing a governor.
Culinary Conversation: Cook up some ‘little ears,’ ‘little worms’
There are so many things to love about pasta. It’s easy to cook and can be prepared in many versatile ways. Today, Culinary Conversation presents five wonderful selections.
Mitchel Olszak: While gathering data, did NSA miss details?
It is the nature of bureaucracies to seek expansion. The bigger, the better, you might say. A bureaucracy that’s growing and gaining resources is better positioned to protect itself and to ensure its future.
Culinary Conversation: Share your best slow cooker recipes
Somewhere upstairs in a spare room among the books and boxes is a slow cooker. Obviously, I haven’t used it in a long time. Through the years, I have owned several of these time-saving devices. In the 1970s and 1980s, their popularity soared.
John K. Manna: Rationale for rejected Voter ID law remains suspicous
Back in 2011, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe said House Bill 934 was needed “to ensure our system has integrity.” Metcalfe, a Butler County Republican, was the prime sponsor of the bill requiring voters to provide a state-approved photo identification when voting.
Mitchel Olszak: Public can make use of Pennsylvania’s open records procedures
When you’ve been in the news business for a while, you learn a few things about government and records. And one of them is that some people in government recognize the public’s right to know, and others do not.
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