March 21, 2014
I DON'T CARE about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. At least, I don't care as much as people who have been glued to their flat-screen TVs (or hand-held electronics) for the latest, because the "latest" has too often been groundless speculation (a stowaway did it) and sometimes insanity (alien abduction). I do care about the lives of the hundreds of innocent passengers and crew. The spiderweb of tragedy radiates out to their families, friends and associates. But my caring doesn't change facts on the ground (or in the air)
May 17, 2013
RECENTLY, in response to the hat trick of scandals that the White House has scored over the past few days, some liberal commentators have tried to distance President Obama from at least two of them. It's not surprising that the Fourth Estate is up in arms that a Holder-led Department of Justice snooped into the private lives of their Associated Press colleagues, so you can't expect them to carry Barry's water on that one. But the other two scandals that have either intensified (Benghazi)
November 29, 2012 |
CAIRO - The Egyptian judiciary intensified its resistance Wednesday to a move last week by President Mohammed Morsi to greatly enlarge his power, as the country's top courts joined a growing number of striking judges in expressions of dissent. Egypt's highest appeals court, the Court of Cassation, suspended work in protest of the edict authorizing Morsi to legislate without judicial oversight. The Supreme Constitutional Court accused the president, an Islamist backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, of participating in an attack on the justice system.
November 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers said Sunday that they want to know who had a hand in creating the Obama administration's now-discredited "talking points" about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and why a final draft omitted the CIA's early conclusion that terrorists were involved. The answers could explain why President Obama and top aides, including U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, described the attack for days afterward as a protest against an anti-Islam video that spontaneously turned violent and why they played down any possible link to al-Qaeda, despite evidence to the contrary.
November 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David H. Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific al-Qaeda affiliates to avoid tipping off the terrorist groups. The recently resigned spy chief explained that references to terrorist groups suspected of carrying out the violence were removed from the public explanation of what caused the attack so as not to tip off the groups that the U.S. intelligence community was on their trail, according to lawmakers who attended the private briefings.
September 3, 2012 |
RUNNING BACKS 1. Arian Foster, Texans All he has to do is stay healthy, and the multitalented tailback will vie for fantasy MVP status. When he's on, there's nobody like him. 2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles Just as deadly as a receiver as he is as a runner, Shady is the most important cog in the Eagles' offense. With Michael Vick vowing to take fewer chances this year to spare his body, McCoy should get even more red-zone looks. 3. Ray Rice, Ravens It's easy to overlook the role he plays in the Ravens' passing attack because Rice is such a strong rusher.
December 17, 2011
Wouldn't it be fun to safely ride your bike or take a leisurely walk on a tree-studded path from the banks of the Delaware to the Schuylkill? The Pennsylvania Environmental Planning Council, a statewide organization with regional offices that work to revitalize communities, protect working farms, preserve critical wildlife habitat, and protect lakes, streams, and rivers, is working its way through an extensive process to come up with a plan,...
May 15, 2011 |
Editor's Note: An element of this article has been corrected. Here is the correction that was published May 15, 2011: A May 12 story about a meeting of Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission failed to mention that some of Councilman Bill Green’s remarks had been made in an interview two days earlier. In that interview, he said he thought City Council would table the new code unless the commission accepted the changes he was advocating, but he did not say he would initiate the tabling of it. Green said he was concerned about the impact of the zoning code on the entire city and had proposed phasing in the new code neighborhood by neighborhood as their land-use maps are updated, rather than adopting the code simultaneously citywide.
March 20, 2011 |
Computer companies are full of great ideas, and I'm stealing one of them. I'm selling my rough drafts. Rather, uh, I won't think of them as rough drafts anymore. I'll think of them as earlier versions. I'll call them Scottoline 1.0. Yes, that's right. I'm going to start selling unfinished things to make money. Why not? Granted, it won't be as good as the final product, but it'll be as good as I can make it in the time I took, and there's no reason not to sell it that way, if people will buy it. Dumb people, like me. I bought two iPads at Christmas, one for Daughter Francesca and one for me, only to see Apple come out with the iPad 2.0 three months later.
August 31, 2010
A story Sunday incorrectly reported the size of the dining space at Busch's seafood house in Sea Isle City, N.J. It has 450 seats. A story Monday about proposed changes to beach-access regulations in New Jersey misstated the time of the public comment period. The 60-day period, which may include hearings, will begin after the state Department of Environmental Protection publishes a final draft of the rules in late September or early October. A current draft may be reviewed on the DEP website via A story Monday about teachers' contracts in the Philadelphia area incorrectly listed the status of contracts in four districts.