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Capital Punishment for Penn State

By at July 17, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Capital Punishment for Penn State

Starting with our Puritan origins, American society has always placed great emphasis on assessing blame. Punishment is often arbitrary, judgment delivered as much by public opinion as by jury. We believe unacceptable acts are the isolated works of individuals, the few bad apples, people who are weak, morally flawed, or just plain evil.  We prefer […]

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Dauphin County Watch

By at June 25, 2012 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment

Dauphin County Watch

Rock the Capital is introducing a new feature to our website, Dauphin County Watch. Dauphin County is one of the most important counties in the Commonwealth based on its location, economic assets, and historical lineage. Dauphin County is home to Harrisburg: the Pennsylvania state capital.  It is the only county into which every state legislator, […]

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Dauphin County Watch , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

The Ubiquitous Mr. Green

By at June 18, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

The Ubiquitous Mr. Green

In the 1980’s when I started out on my career in Philadelphia’s real estate there was lot of talk about a certain Mr. Green. He was a man of many talents who knew how to get things done. It seemed impossible that one man could be so many places. I soon discovered he was not […]

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Dauphin County Watch , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

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 of choice combined with market forces will increase school quality. I  reject vouchers out of […]

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Education , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

BATNA, Politics and the Debt Ceiling Talks

By at July 29, 2011 | 7:33 pm | 51 Comments

BATNA, Politics and the Debt Ceiling Talks

Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement, or BATNA is the course of action taken by a party or parties if they fail to reach an agreement.  In effect a party should not accept an agreement worse than BATNA. Politics meaning “of, for or relating to citizens” is how groups of people make collective decisions.  These […]

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From the Publishers

By at June 30, 2011 | 10:30 am | 464 Comments

From the Publishers

From the Publishers: We want to thank our loyal daily readers for helping us Rock the Capital over the last six months. We have almost 1,000 Facebook followers and over 1,600 Twitter followers. You will be seeing some changes in response to your feedback. First, we heard you and we are changing our format to […]

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Prayers and Love to Japan

By at March 14, 2011 | 10:18 am | 225 Comments

Prayers and Love to Japan

When Eric and I founded Rockthecapital.com we decided to take a different approach to the way politics and news are covered. We thoroughly understand that the most critical aspect is that politics and events are not things that just happen; the results are always about people.
People make decisions and people are affected by those decisions.

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T.W. is rocking with the Capital

By at November 5, 2010 | 3:41 pm | 17 Comments

Welcome Terry Burger                                                                                                         […]

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The Radical Pragmatist: The Public Integrity Commission

By at October 27, 2010 | 3:23 pm | 1 Comments

The Radical Pragmatist: The Public Integrity Commission

  Months and weeks have boiled down to precious days for the potential winds of change to sweep through our political landscape in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Elections simplify our identity: The majority clearly paints itself red or blue. However, there is one issue – one, which even the fringes of Pennsylvanians’voting bloc must […]

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The Radical Pragmatist returns with Healthcare

By at October 14, 2010 | 3:41 pm | 1 Comments

      We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity: do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. […]

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