Republican presidential frontrunner and multi-multi-millionaire or billionaire Mitt Romney is now saying he might release a tax return for one tax year in April, after the race for the Republican nom... More »
The Delaware Republican Party has announced a slate of statewide challengers to take on the Democratic incumbents in the November general election. That's good. The role of the minority party i... More »
On January 4, 2012, President Obama exercised his constitutional power under Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution to make four recess appointments without Senate confirmation, even though th... More »
The Chester Upland School District, which serves Chester City, Upland, and Chester Township in southeastern Pennsylvania is in crisis. The school district, with the highest percentage of students liv... More »
I've had a few encounters with former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum over the years, in Pennsylvania, in Delaware, and in Washington. Now a candidate for president who nearly beat front runner Mitt ... More »
Tax reform is like the weather. Everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it, though all agree that the U.S. tax system is a mess, full of complexity and obscure breaks for special inte... More »
The Tings are vacationing with the Obamas this holiday season in Hawaii. Well, not exactly with the Obamas, but pretty close to the Obamas. Like the first family, we have rented an ocean front home ... More »
The total cost to the United States for the Iraq war alone is approaching a trillion dollars, and no one doubts that it will exceed that amount by a lot as the medical costs for wounded veterans conti... More »
While everyone is applauding that the House Republicans have surrendered and signed on to the 2-month extension of the 2011 payroll tax cut, I think that the payroll tax cut itself is a bad idea which... More »
Jan Ting lives in Brandywine Hundred, Del., and works on Broad Street in Philadelphia. He is a law professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he's been on the faculty since 1977. Before that, he was an associate attorney in the tax department at the Pepper Hamilton law firm in Philadelphia. From 1990 to 1993, while on leave from Temple, he served as Assistant Commissioner at the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2006, he was the nominee of the Republican Party for the U.S. Senate in the state of Delaware, having defeated Christine O'Donnell in the Republican primary. He lost in the general election to Tom Carper. He majored in history at Oberlin College, received a master's degree in Asian Studies from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, and received a law degree from Harvard Law School. He is married with two grown daughters and three grandchildren.
Hormones are erupting all over the place at Theatre Horizon's "Spring Awakening" in Norristown – I nearly slipped and fell on the way out. So be careful if you go.The Tony-award winning musical, essentially about More »
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's new column on the Philly.com website debuted this week.
The website is owned by Interstate General Media, the same company as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. Company officials More »
Restaurant workers often complain that their employers skim some money off of the tips they make. A fired former manager at Chickie's & Pete's alleges the sports bar chain did just that -- and says More »