By Elise Seyfried In honor of my late mother, Joanie, I briefly thought of celebrating Thanksgiving this year as we did all through my childhood.
Give thanks this weekend for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not.
By Rosemary Abbate After glancing around my basement, I felt that sense of frustration that happens to those who grew up when Elvis Presley was King.
ISSUE | PA. POLITICS Broken promise When questions arise as to why we have fewer and fewer people voting in nearly every election, Gov. Wolf is a perfect example. One of his primary campaign pledges was that he would require natural-gas extraction companies to pay a severance tax. We are the only major gas-producing state that does not have such a tax.
Based on its propensity to steal other birds' fish, Ben Franklin once judged the eagle "a rank coward" and "a bird of bad moral character." He was therefore pleased that one official rendition of the national symbol looked more like a
Sister Claudia Cunningham, 88, a teacher and social-service volunteer, died Thursday, Nov. 19, of cardiopulmonary failure at Assisi House in Aston.
Sally Narrigan, 93, formerly of Wynnewood, a mother and world traveler, died Thursday, Nov. 12, of cancer at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr.
Setsuko Hara, 95, a Japanese actress who achieved international stardom and critical acclaim after World War II through her collaborations with directors such as Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu, only to vanish, Garbo-like, from public life more than half a century ago, died Sept. 5. She had pneumonia, according to Japanese media.