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  • Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'

     Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'
    -------------------- Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95 -------------------- "How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
  • Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist

    Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist
    Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. She was 71. One of Kenya's most beloved figures, Maathai died Sunday after...
  • The Top 5 Political Stories of 2011: No. 3 The Fight Over Education Funding.

     
    The Kids May Have This Week Off ... ... for the holidays (Yes, holidays.), but the fight over funding for Pennsylvania's 500 school districts and whose vision for public education would win the rhetorical high ground rarely took a day......
  • $27.6 Billon Budget On Its Way To The Senate Floor.

     
    The Republican-controlled state Senate has thrown down its marker in this year’s budget debate, as a critical committee gave its unanimous approval to a $27.6 billion budget plan that restores the Corbett administration’s deep cuts to higher...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning Fellow Seekers. We're into the home stretch of another week and things are starting to pick up speed. In recognition of your oh-so-busy schedule, here's a warp-speed roundup of the Top Five Stories making news this 23rd......
  • The Top 5 Political Stories of 2011: No. 1 The Sandusky Scandal.

     
    Good Saturday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With 2012 knocking on the door, we've reached the end of this week's countdown of the past year's top political stories. And our No. 1 story of the year is also its most tragic. By......
  • GOP Senate sends its budget to the state House.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett weighed in Wednesday on the $27.6 billion budget backed by fellow Republicans in the state Senate, warning that even though the state has some extra money in its pocket, it’s still going to finish the fiscal year......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers Return To Official Start Of Budget Season.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When they return to work this afternoon, state lawmakers will begin the final push to approve a new state budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. Some parameters of the debate are......
  • April Tax Shower Brings May Debate Over Spending.

     
    Healthier-than-expected tax collections in April are providing plenty of fodder for the final leg of debate over the 2012-13 state budget, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle eyeing restorations to some of the cuts proposed by Gov. Tom......
  • Pittsburgh Opera's lifetime achievement award for Gov. Tom Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett stirs online protest.

     
    The Pittsburgh Opera’s plan to give a lifetime achievement award to Gov. Tom Corbett for, among other things, his support for education and the arts has resulted in a deluge of criticism on the opera company’s Facebook page. “I can&#...
  • Penn State, State Universities Fight For Funding.

     
    Amid speculation that the Corbett administration is trying to wean them off public support and push them down the road to privatization, the heads of Penn State, Temple and Lincoln universities and the University of Pittsburgh told a House oversight......
  • Corbett To Critics "Where Would You Have Me Take" Money To Restore Higher Ed Cuts?

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett threw down the gauntlet this morning to critics of his proposed cuts to higher education spending, challenging them to find the money to restore the millions of dollars in reductions planned for the state’s public universities and.....