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Mitchel Olszak

Mitchel Olszak
  • Olszak.jpg 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.

    December 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg 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.

    December 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg 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.

    November 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg 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.

    October 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg 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?

    October 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg 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.

    October 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: Newspapers are still a mystery to some people

    Newspapers have been around for a long time. So you would think people would have gotten the hang of them by now. Yet I constantly encounter folks who seem to have no idea about what we do and the role we play in providing information.

    September 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: The heat is on for planet Earth

    Warming temperatures are destined to wipe out all life on planet Earth. So human beings will need to find a new home in order to survive. That’s the conclusion of research released last week that calculated the point when Earth will no longer be habitable.

    September 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: Pennsylvania’s gambling dependency

    Privatization of public services can be a good thing. But not always. These matters always warrant a case-by case assessment. Ideally, privatization serves the public interest when it promotes innovation, efficiency and perhaps even some measure of competition.

    September 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: NSA defenders miss bigger picture

    The political establishment in Washington has circled the wagons around the National Security Agency. This is the intelligence organization tasked with a key aspect of national defense: Monitoring potential threats and gathering information designed to protect America and its interests.

    August 19, 2013 1 Photo

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