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Mitchel Olszak: Christie must bridge gap in his image
As every political junkie knows, it’s never too early to handicap the next presidential election. And so it is that pundits of all sorts are now assessing the impact a bridge scandal will have on the prospective candidacy of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Mitch Olszak: More than good intentions needed to start a business
“If you build it, he will come.” That’s a famous line from the movie “Field of Dreams.” For those who haven’t seen the film, a disembodied voice whispers these words to the main character, played by Kevin Costner.
Mitchel Olszak: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star dodges flak
I must admit that I do not watch the television program “Duck Dynasty.” In fact, I don’t watch any so-called “reality” TV shows. I have my own reality, thank you very much. From what I can tell, these programs are about as real as professional wrestling.
Mitchel Olszak: As gambling reaches its limit, are drugs and prostitution far behind?
Pennsylvania lawmakers sure love gambling. And why not? It’s like the goose that lays the golden egg. All you have to do is legalize gambling, insist that the commonwealth receive a healthy piece of the action and you have a pile of easy money at your disposal.
Mitchel Olszak: Observing the stock market prompts lots of confusion
A casual observer of Wall Street may conclude investors in American stocks are insane. Perhaps that’s because many of them are. Or at least their financial decisions appear to support this contention.
Mitchel Olszak: Personal skepticism is best defense against scams
The caller said she had been targeted by a telephone scam. She wanted me to put something in the paper to warn others. I asked if she had contacted police about the matter.
Mitchel Olszak: Autumn becomes the time to report for leaf duty
This time of year, I find myself frequently looking skyward. I’m not pondering the clouds, anticipating snow or scanning for NSA drones. Rather, I’m looking at the trees.
Mitchel Olszak: Questions abound in New Castle tuition scandal
With the release of names in the New Castle school district tuition scandal, a local drama comes to a close. Well, not exactly. Countless questions still hang over the matter of non-resident employees who failed to pay required tuition for their children who attended New Castle schools.
Mitchel Olszak: Increasing numbers of Americans are catching on to Congress
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll says 60 percent of Americans would like to fire everyone in Congress. When I read this, my thought was: What’s wrong with the other 40 percent?
Mitchel Olszak: Budget nonsense bugs nation
The other day, I was watching a stink bug as it tried to crawl up the inside of a glass lampshade. Looking at the trapped, mindless creature, I couldn’t help but think of the United States Congress.
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