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The history of Blood Libel

By at January 13, 2011 | 6:23 pm | 11 Comments

The history of Blood Libel

Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein traces the word the words that have caused such a stir over the past two days. The words blood libel, spoken by Sarah Palin have anguished jews worldwide for the true meaning behind the anti-semitic myth is painful.

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Ed Rendell’s Top Ten Gaffes

By at December 21, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 36 Comments

Ed Rendell’s Top Ten Gaffes

Well, its that time of year again to size up the best of the best of Governor Rendell. Eric Epstein took some time to find some real humdingers. Enjoy the Top Ten list.

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Kill the Cola

By at December 15, 2010 | 9:00 am | 1,105 Comments

Kill the Cola

The time for automatic Colas needs to come to an end. Salaries for legislative folks are rising along with all the benefits regardless of whether there is merit for the increase. Average Americans are struggling to put food on the table and the time has come to create an independent compensation commission.

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All the reasons you need to vote for Sarah Palin

By at December 13, 2010 | 12:38 pm | 1 Comments

All the reasons you need to vote for Sarah Palin

Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Sarah Palin 10) Bristol Palin can beat up Jamie-Lee Spears. 9) Redefines foreign affair. 8) Thinks oil is a vegetable grown in North Korea. 7) Can pronounce nuclear. 6) Could look into Putin’s soul, and disarm Russia’s missile defense. 5) She is hotter than the head French dude’s rock-star […]

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Unsafe at Any Speed

By at December 9, 2010 | 8:37 pm | 120 Comments

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Unsafe at Any Speed

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was a landmark achievement for Pennsylvania motorists when it officially opened on October 1, 1940. Pennsylvanians had greater access to work, recreation, and family. Many Baby- boomers have happy motoring memories of stopping to picnic, eating clam rolls at Howard Johnsons, and taking Sunday afternoon drives to view fall foliage. That era […]

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Bush and Obama Deserve Credit for GM’s Turnaround

By at December 2, 2010 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Bush and Obama Deserve Credit for GM’s Turnaround

General Motors was Horatio Alger, and the model of adaptability over the first-half of the American century. GM consolidated, acquired, competed and expanded at a rapid rate; it contributed to the World War I effort, survived the 1929 stock crash, mobilized for the Great War and adjusted to postwar labor unrest. William Durant’s colorized versions of the Model-T followed […]

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Last Call for Overhaul

By at November 17, 2010 | 12:35 pm | 2 Comments

Last Call for Overhaul

What do Utah and Pennsylvania have in common besides nuclear waste and overrated college football teams? State control of liquor sales. Utah is a theocracy where moral righteousness regarding liquor consumption ends during tax collection. Utah’s booze sales of $267 million last year were funneled through 44 state stores, 100 contract stores, and 600 employees. […]

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Retire Pension Debt

By at November 4, 2010 | 11:35 am | 3 Comments

Retire Pension Debt

Most voters have the political memory of a fruit fly and the attention span of a negative ad. Unfortunately, taxpayers get stuck eating the bitter fruit and paying for the misleading commercials. The pension heist of 2001 gave legislators a new retirement formula that allowed lawmakers with at least three years of service to begin drawing pensions starting at age 50. The legislature […]

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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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Learn from D.C. and Study in Vegas

By at October 6, 2010 | 11:47 am | 1,202 Comments

 By any objective measure, public schools are failing: Poor performance, increasing dropout levels, declining international standing, lack of accountability, and chronic underfunding.  There is no magic bullet to cure the ailment. Folks that tell you, they have the answer don’t understand the complexity of  the problem.  Eliminating property taxes, reducing pension payments, and consolidating school […]

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