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The smallest story never told

By Colin Mcnickle
When I was a youngster growing up in rural Ohio, the living room shadow box became a magical Christmas display in abode McNickle. It was ...

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Notes from the margins

By Colin Mcnickle
T he New York Times reports that the market value of “taxi medallions” — the pricey way that governments in a number of America’s major cities control and protect the taxi monopoly — has “tumbled” because of competition from the ...

Do I hear a second? A contrarian nominates new directors for Keystone Progress

By Colin Mcnickle
Thank you, Keystone Progress; I haven’t laughed this hard in years. In fact, the last time I chortled, guffawed and, yes, even snorted the same way came many years ago at the expense of a local advertising agency. Some poor public ...

The worst of ‘the most’

By Colin Mcnickle
T he most bizarre quote of the week comes from Mt. Lebanon Commissioner Dave Brumfield. In discussing ways in which the South Hills community might more prudently cull an exploding deer population long a dire threat to flora and fenders ...

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If only a few ‘blackguards’ had run for Pennsylvania governor

By Colin Mcnickle
It is wholly cynical to suggest that Pennsylvanians have no good choice in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election. At least that’s what critics of cynicism seem to be saying, not to mention the campaigns of Toms Corbett and Wolf. After all, they ...

Notes on the state of things

By Colin Mcnickle
It’s the latest outrageous example of the regulatory state run amok: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted last week to release the proprietary ride data information of Lyft, one of two ride-sharing services that regulators are hellbent on shutting down. ...

Let it be noted ...

By Colin Mcnickle
The first rule of political jousting is to not remove your breastplate and turn on that neon sign flashing “Begin disembowelment here.” Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery apparently never opened the rule book. Mr. Justice McCaffery apologized last week ...

What a ‘don’ is & who a ‘don’ isn’t

By Colin Mcnickle
Jay Costa called it a “(Expletive) ethnic shot.” I responded in expletive kind. The expletives were traded over last Sunday’s column on upstart GOP state Sen. Scott Wagner challenging the arguably questionable leadership of Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. Mr. Costa, ...

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