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Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 508 Comments

Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

Pennsylvania’s Judicial System has had its share of gaffes, indiscretions and ethical lapses over the past decade; now a new, questionable, and potentially damaging imbroglio is coming to roost, over of all things: The age of sitting judges.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 29, 2011 | 12:18 pm | 98 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, a joint RTC-Democracy Rising story into judges in Pennsylvania serving past their time, PublicK NuisancE returns with a story you should not miss, and Scott Paterno’s piece on Marcellus Fever is spreading like wildfire.

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A PA Superior Court Judge Touches Off Debate on Stealth Judicial Appointments

By at April 29, 2011 | 10:19 am | 1,259 Comments

A PA Superior Court Judge Touches Off Debate on Stealth Judicial Appointments

Democracy functions best when public participation is informed, when access to information is well advertised, and when laws are adequately enforced.
In Pennsylvania, we are experiencing a crisis of confidencein all three branches of government, and many feel that judicial independence has been compromised.

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PublicK NuisancE: When Teapublicans Attack

By at April 29, 2011 | 8:04 am | 1,332 Comments

PublicK  NuisancE: When Teapublicans Attack

what I’d really like to see is something like, “First, don’t let the corporate greedheads who are sucking natural gas profits from our soil contaminate all our drinking water from Warren to West Chester.”

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A Sudden Burst of Marcellus Reality

By at April 28, 2011 | 3:22 pm | 67 Comments

A Sudden Burst of Marcellus Reality

Scarnati, has heard the screams and noted the reverberations of polls taken from a jaded public. How can Governor Corbett, with a straight face, tell Pennsylvanians they must share the burden of balancing Pennsylvania’s $4 to $5 billion dollar budget deficit, but the gas industry is free to make as many millions as they want — knowing, laughing, that the Governor has no interest in taxing the riches drillers are sucking out of the state.

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Marcellus Fever

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:05 pm | 983 Comments

Marcellus Fever

A civil society requires a certain level of respect for order and discourse. There are properand acceptable channels for protest and comment. And yesterday’s antics of shouting down a meeting or crawling under a table and then calling a political adversary a “prostitute” is beyond the pale

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Radiation Levels Spiking at Fukushima

By at April 28, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 1 Comments

Radiation Levels Spiking at Fukushima

A new mystery at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant after a pair of robots returned data showing elevated levels of radiation in the building that houses reactor No. 1.

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Three Mile Island takes “action” since the Fukushima Disaster

By at April 28, 2011 | 11:04 am | 363 Comments

Three Mile Island takes “action” since the Fukushima Disaster

Three Mile Island will put some of its cards on the table tonight during a TMI Citizens Awareness Panel meeting. How has TMI responded since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima?

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Decision on Regulation in Marcellus on Hold

By at April 28, 2011 | 10:22 am | 346 Comments

Decision on Regulation in Marcellus on Hold

The Public Utility Commission wants more time to review Laser Northeast’s request to build a pipeline in the Marcellus Shale. Late last year, An administrative law judge ruled against Laser’s request to be regulated like a utility.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 28, 2011 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Northeast Laser’s request for regulation goes before the PUC. Northeast wants tot build a pipeline to carry natural gas out of the Marcellus Shale. At the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, new tests show high levels of radiation, and in Harrisburg, some protestors are escorted out of an advisory meeting.

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