When Detroit leaves you in the dust

    So the Pennsylvania Casino Control Board will finally decide next week whether to pull the license for the long-proposed Foxwoods casino in South Philadelphia. Really?

    Seems like I’ve heard that before. If anybody’s wondering whether they deserve more time, consider that:

    Since Foxwoods was awarded its casino license, General Motors has gone into bankruptcy, gotten a government bailout, shed several auto lines and re-structured operations, gotten out of bankruptcy, and repaid the government billions through new stock sales.

    Meanwhile the Foxwoods group’s latest savior, Harrah’s Entertainment had to cancel a planned stock offering last month.

    There’s an old saying: When the story is over, close the book.

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