And now, the theme for the 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show: "Brilliant!"
What the heck does that mean?
According to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), which produces the show, it means "smart, outstanding, magnificent, glorious, shining, innovative."
Karen Heller: In these economically challenging times, flexibility and inspiration pay dividends.
Research published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that, over the last 40 years, young people have become increasingly focused on money and fame while caring less about politics, their communities, or the environment.
I'm headed to Moscow this week to observe a struggle for human dignity as important as any in the Arab world.
More than two years after one of the worst earthquakes in Haiti's history devastated the country's capital, families are still homeless, basic medical needs are not met, and finding safe drinking water remains a daily challenge.
President Obama's supporters in Philadelphia are busying themselves for the fall fight.
Sixty-seven years later, Bob Scullin of Pennsauken, N.J., still has dreams of that dark, volcanic island - and the horrors he witnessed there. Iwo Jima. The very name conjures images of ferocious combat.
Home may be where the heart is, but in New Jersey, home is wherever politicians and judges say it is.
Karen Heller: A newspaper's mandate is to serve its readers and region without reservation or intimidation.
Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda is reeling, but in the fevered and delirious minds of far too many, the United States is forever on the verge of becoming just another province in the ever-expanding Muslim caliphate.
The U.S. Supreme Court did not have to commit itself, as it did Monday, to deciding the constitutionality of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration statute, Senate Bill 1070. The justices could have allowed the lower federal courts, which have temporarily enj
After 40 years, former White House aide, John W. Dean still questions the involvement of so many lawyers in the infamous Watergate scandal.
They say there are no second acts in American lives, and that seems especially true of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its local manifestation.
Trudy Rubin After the first round of Egypt's free elections, it is clear that the country's political landscape will be dominated by parties with a strong Muslim background.