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Top 15 “Outside” Contributors to U.S. Political Campaigns in 2010 Elections

By at October 31, 2011 | 8:28 am | 7 Comments

Top 15 “Outside” Contributors to U.S. Political Campaigns in 2010 Elections

15) League of Conservation Voters (Liberal) $5.5 million 14) American Families First Action Fund (Liberal) $5.9 million 13) 60 Plus Association (Conservative) $7.1 million 12) Club for Growth (Conservative) $8.2 million 11) National Rifle Association (Conservative) $8.4 million 10) National Association of Realtors (Nonpartisan) $8.9 million 9) Americans for Job Security (Conservative) $9.0 million 8) […]

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Featured , Political , Satire

New publication seeks to coordinate enviro efforts

By at October 28, 2011 | 10:58 am | 108 Comments

New publication seeks to coordinate enviro efforts

A single-state grass roots environmental organization joined forces Thursday afternoon with a name well-known in the environmentalist community. EcoWatchOhio and Waterkeepers Alliance have created EcoWatch, an online magazine with stories and commentary from grassroots environmental groups and writers nationwide. “For people who care about the environment, this is going to be the way that they […]

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Energy & Environment , Legal , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Let the courts decide? Pa State Senators fail to defend the Constitution.

By at October 28, 2011 | 10:41 am | 161 Comments

Let the courts decide? Pa State Senators fail to defend the Constitution.

By Nathan Vogel On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senate Bill 1, the taxpayer-funded private school vouchers bill, by a slim majority, 27-22. Its opponents have a litany of concerns with the bill and the harm it could cause to education in Pennsylvania. One of their most serious concerns is that the […]

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Education , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

New NIRS Briefing Paper: Atomic Radiation Is More Harmful to Women

By at October 27, 2011 | 2:31 pm | 140 Comments

October 19, 2011 Dear Friends, NIRS has released a new paper that shows that exposure to radiation causes 50% greater incidence of cancer and 50% greater rate of death from cancer among women, compared to the same radiation dose level to men. We’ve long known that children are much more susceptible to the effects of […]

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Energy & Environment , Press Releases

A fossil from the Mississippian Period

By at October 27, 2011 | 8:10 am | 134 Comments

A fossil from the Mississippian Period

I found it in a stack of books I hadn’t looked through in some time. There was enough dust on it to make me feel like an archaeologist. The slim white volume of poetry showed signs of the years since it had been printed; smudges, smears, the yellowing that foretells the slow death of acid-bearing […]

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Iraq: Just Another War Without an End

By at October 26, 2011 | 6:59 am | 105 Comments

Iraq: Just Another War Without an End

We know the names of every one of the 4,479 Americans who were killed and the 32,200 who were wounded, both civilian and military, between March 20, 2003 and Oct. 21, 2011, the day President Barack Obama, fulfilling a campaign promise, declared the last American soldier would leave Iraq before the end of the year. […]

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U.S. House blocks environmental protections

By at October 25, 2011 | 11:07 am | 120 Comments

U.S. House blocks environmental protections

Martin Brashir, an MSNBC talking head, expended a few minutes of exhalation Monday afternoon deriding Rick Perry for his “love” of guns. Perry was revealed in a news clip talking about (I may be paraphrasing slightly) “a man and his gun, then a father and his son and their guns, than a father and his […]

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Top Ten Reforms Ignored by Governor Corbett and the Legislature

By at October 24, 2011 | 9:39 am | 135 Comments

Top Ten Reforms Ignored by Governor Corbett and the Legislature

10) 52% of Pennsylvania voters prefer the current electoral system. (a) 9) 54% of Pennsylvania voters support pension reform. (b) 7) 65% of Pennsylvanians favor a natural gas tax. (c) 8) 67% of Pennsylvania voters want to prohibit public officials form taking gifts. (d) 6) 72% of Pennsylvania voters want to vote on a Constitution […]

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Business , Economy , Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Community shows a way to reduce water use

By at October 21, 2011 | 9:23 am | 296 Comments

Community shows a way to reduce water use

It is said that that much of the county in which I live is only 30-45 days away from drought. The land beneath the houses and pavement is nearly solid – compacted dried clay virtually incapable of storing water. The state has a long-established legislatively supported policy of granting development rights to the first builder […]

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Economy , Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

Animal Welfare Groups Demand That Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Re-evaluate Kennel Licensing Protocol

By at October 20, 2011 | 8:41 am | 200 Comments

Animal Welfare Groups Demand That Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Re-evaluate Kennel Licensing Protocol

HARRISBURG, Pa.–A coalition of animal welfare organizations, led by the Humane Society of the United States, has sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture urging the department to re-evaluate their  decision to grant Nancy Zimmerman, the wife of convicted animal abuser John Zimmerman, a Pennsylvania kennel license. The letter also urges the department […]

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