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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: What you need to know to start stamp collecting

By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

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  • Opinion

    Open Government Initiative: Litmus test for Obama on whistleblowers

    Whistleblowers, often revered and feared by the Obama administration, have received a special place since the 2011 initiation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global transparency campaign. Their prominence is justified. The OGP will become a magnet for cynicism unless there is safe cover for those who will make it work or fail – whistleblowers on the front lines of fraud, waste and abuse currently sustained through secrecy and enforced by repression.

    By Tom and Shanna Devine Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Budget shields taxpayers, but challenges remain

    A contentious budget season has officially ended after Governor Corbett signed a $29 billion appropriations bill into law. But is it fiscally responsible? And what’s holding up reforms on the major issues, like pension reform, facing taxpayers across the state?

    By Bob Dick Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Meaning of Tears

    “Tears have always been easier to shed than to explain.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Letters

    Searching for a long-lost friend from Denmark

    To the editor: I am writing to you from Denmark on behalf of my 82-year-old mother, Kirsten Laigaard.

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  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Yard sale dos and don’ts

    Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Cleaning tips to protect your valuables

    I met a client during an in-home appraisal evaluation session who had raised six sons in a house with a pristine, fragile and very valuable collection of antique glassware. Her ability to have boys share a house with fragile stemware prompted me to share my tips for protecting your valuables.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Here’s one fix for our imperfect marketplace: paid leave

    As a business person, there is one economics lesson I learn over and over again:

    By Mitch Rofsky Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Improving chemical safety: A baby step in the right direction

    In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of facilities that house dangerous chemicals. In response, President Obama tasked an interagency working group with developing new guidelines for improving chemical facility safety and ensuring that some federal agency has responsibility for...

    By Sean Moulton and Ronald White Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Stop and Smell the Roses

    “To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Fatherhood Cycle

    “Lately all my friends are worried that they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

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