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  • Opinion

    We need housing finance reform now

    Across the political spectrum, there is near unanimous agreement that the current housing finance system, in which Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other agencies are guaranteeing or insuring nearly 90 percent of all home loans, is unsustainable.

    By Kevin Coutts Pennsylvania Builders Association |

  • 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 |

  • Columns

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    When it comes to learning how to spot a treasure, the first thing you have to learn is where to look.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    Think About It: You, Me and Fireflies

    “There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • 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 |

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