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The Taxpayer Chain Gang

By at October 31, 2010 | 3:35 pm | 2 Comments

An old and misguided political adage claimed that democrats built schools and republicans built prisons. Wrong. Society creates conditions for schools to fail and prisons to thrive, but taxpayers underwrite the unsatisfactory results. Education funding remains a radioactive public policy issue, yet the public and politicians are strangelysilent and disconnected from the perennial “corrections”hemorrhage. As Pennsylvania continues to grow […]

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Calculating by Corrections

By at October 31, 2010 | 12:13 pm | 153 Comments

Calculating by Corrections

By Tom Dochat
Pennsylvania budgets under the Rendell administration have been a thrill a minute. There’s always been the issue of whether they will get passed on time. Then there’s the issue of revenue shortfalls in recent years, and the amount of those shortfalls. Then there are the budget cuts that legislators – particularly Republicans […]

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A hotbed of hate at Lincoln University?

By at October 30, 2010 | 10:03 am | 1 Comments

A hotbed of hate at Lincoln University?

Lincoln University’s tarnished image is coming under more scrutiny – now that its come to light that Abdulalim Shabazz, (pictured to the right) a former mathematics professor at Lincoln, also supports the destruction of Israel and maintains that the Holocaust is a myth. “If there is another professor, that is really troubling because then you […]

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A town vows to keep its water finger licking free of Fracking

By at October 29, 2010 | 3:20 pm | 2 Comments

A town vows to keep its water finger licking free of Fracking

Licking has a long, tortured environmental history, which is why the Town Board of Supervisors is determined to find a way to protect its future. The Pennsylvania town is located in an extremely rural area about 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Licking has always had what others want. In the 19th century, it was iron ore, and by the time that dried […]

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Rally up the Middle

By at October 29, 2010 | 8:37 am | 29 Comments

Rally up the Middle

Life in the radical middle is not so noisy as living on the right or left. We don’t do as much hyperbole, for instance. From time to time, our label-makers get rusty — because we can’t figure whether the ideas on the nightly news are conservative or progressive. Our strongest reactions are probably some variation […]

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Hating the Holocaust

By at October 28, 2010 | 5:26 pm | 1,128 Comments

“The person we hate fills our mind far more than the person we love.” Jacob Klatzkin, 19th century writer and philosopher. Sixty-five years ago the International Military Tribunal convened in Nuremberg. Previous international agreements had attempted to outlaw slavery and mass murder. (The Hague and Geneva Conventions, Kellog-Briand Pact, League of Nations Charter and Locarno […]

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Lincoln University will not fire a professor that claims the Holocaust was a hoax

By at October 28, 2010 | 5:12 pm | 151 Comments

Lincoln University will not fire a professor that claims the Holocaust was a hoax

Lincoln Executive Vice President Michael Hill stated in a letter that the english professor’s “statements and assertions are his own, and they in no way represent the views of Lincoln University or me. His statements on this issue reflect poorly on the reputation and integrity of Lincoln University.” University President Ivory Nelson, met with some […]

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Thieves are stealing Pennsylvania’s gems

By at October 28, 2010 | 3:36 pm | 24 Comments

Thieves are stealing Pennsylvania’s gems

Pennsylvania is losing its history right out from underneath the feet of every bureaucrat and taxpaying citizen. Auditor General Jack Wagner’s audit of the Commonwealth’s prized jewels is, to say the least, disturbing. By Wagner’s count nearly 2,000 artifacts are missing. Among the works of art that are unaccounted for – -a pair of plaster […]

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The American Independent Party

By at October 28, 2010 | 12:20 pm | 43 Comments

On election night 1992 – my first as a voter – I watched in marked horror as the unthinkable happened: Bubba won. As I sat Smokey Joe’s (that’s right, I was the West Philly Bush vote) listening to my mostly liberal Penn classmates talk about Clinton changing the course of the country I shook my […]

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RACP – Risks Assigned to Citizens’ Pockets, Part 1

By at October 27, 2010 | 3:39 pm | 40 Comments

(By Tim Potts DemocracyRising PA)  A premise of capitalism is that when people put up their own money for a venture, they reap the rewards of success and suffer the consequences of failure. When private entrepreneurs need to borrow money for their ventures, they go to private lenders. A premise of government is that it […]

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