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A Patriot Against School Vouchers

By at December 21, 2011 | 12:15 pm | 10 Comments

A Patriot Against School Vouchers

I do not have children. And, I no longer own a home. On first blush,   it would seem that I do not have a dog in the school voucher fight.

Proponents for vouchers make an appealing argument that parental   freedom… Read the rest

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Education , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Renewables trump dead dinosaurs for investors

By at December 20, 2011 | 9:03 am | 7 Comments

Renewables trump dead dinosaurs for investors

There’s no wondering why our TVs are nightly inundated by ads from coal, oil and natural gas producers touting the clean, safe and responsible nature of fossil fuels. They are catching glimpses of their impending doom.

Investors are beginning to… Read the rest

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Ten Unsafest Toys for 2011

By at December 19, 2011 | 10:03 am | 3 Comments

Ten Unsafest Toys for 2011

Duck Toy
Ages: One and older.
Description: Wooden duck waddles when pulled by a 33 inch cord. “The industry standards limits strings on crib and playpen toys to 12” in length.”
Hazard: Potential for strangulation injuries.

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Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

By at December 17, 2011 | 11:48 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

If the first year gross anatomy class at the Penn State Hershey medical school needs spare body parts to study, they can visit the cloak room of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That’s where most of the legislators left their… Read the rest

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Markey Blasts New Report: Effort to Turn NRC Into Reality TV Show Instead of Focusing on America’s Nuclear Safety

By at December 17, 2011 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, responded to today’s report on leadership at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from… Read the rest

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MONDAY @ 6pm: Forum with Receiver David Unkovic

By at December 16, 2011 | 11:09 am | 1 Comments

HARRISBURG HOPE
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MONDAY @ 6pm: Forum with Receiver David Unkovic

Join Harrisburg Hope for a public forum with David Unkovic, the receiver appointed by Governor Tom Corbett, at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, at the Midtown… Read the rest

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Press Releases

Ag-industry police could be coming to a farm near you

By at December 16, 2011 | 8:53 am | 3 Comments

Ag-industry police could be coming to a farm near you

In the science fiction tales of my youth, it was foretold we would walk on the moon, and set up colonies in space. We would replace cash with pocketable cards that could be loaded with “credits,” and merchants and the… Read the rest

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Labor Not Represented in Management of ‘The People’s Universities’

By at December 14, 2011 | 7:20 am | 1 Comments

Labor Not Represented in Management of ‘The People’s Universities’

Although more than one million Pennsylvanians are members of labor unions, and the state has a long history of worker exploitation and union activism, neither of the two largest university systems has a labor representative on its governing board.

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At Home with the Republicans

By at December 14, 2011 | 7:11 am | 2 Comments

At Home with the Republicans

Dad threw me out last year after I borrowed his credit card to buy my new computer program.  So, I have to tell you, I was happy I was visiting when he called my brothers into his den for what,… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political , RTC Media

There’s profit in dead critters and plants

By at December 13, 2011 | 9:11 am | 3 Comments

There’s profit in dead critters and plants

New reports show companies earning big profits from natural gas shale deep underground. Meanwhile, banks heavily involved in the economic crash of 2008 have been doing quite well, thank you, supporting King Coal.

Chesapeake Energy, the current front runner among… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues