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Spectrum Features Syndicate

By at October 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

Spectrum Features Syndicate

HARRISBURG—Three days before he blocked proposed animal cruelty legislation, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-McCandless), chair of Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, received a $3,000 campaign donation from the Flyers Victory Fund.

The Fund is the lobbying and campaign… Read the rest

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Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

By at October 23, 2014 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue

By at October 18, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue

The Pennsylvania Senate, possibly for the first time in its history, stood up against the NRA leadership and extreme gun-rights groups, and voted to ban pigeon shoots. The senators correctly called the ban a matter not of gun rights but… Read the rest

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Legal , Pennsylvania Issues

A Swift Boat Load of Lies

By at October 14, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

A Swift Boat Load of Lies

“Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.”

“Tom Wolfe was speeding and driving drunk through the streets of York. If he can’t obey traffic laws, why… Read the rest

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A Fracking Good Letter

By at October 8, 2014 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

A Fracking Good Letter

The oil and gas industry has retreated from its entrenched position to have the public delete the “k” in “fracking,” and write it as “frac’ing” or “fracing.” Those who have been the strongest advocates for fracking scorned and mocked those… Read the rest

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Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

By at September 30, 2014 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate.

Residents may also continue to use cats, dogs, and other… Read the rest

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Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

By at September 23, 2014 | 12:25 pm | 0 Comment

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning.

Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup.

“Would you like cream and sugar with it?” she asks.

You drink your coffee black. And hot. You… Read the rest

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A Quacked-Up Strategy to Stop Terrorism

By at September 9, 2014 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

A Quacked-Up Strategy to Stop Terrorism

Just about everyone has an opinion of what President Obama should do about the ISIS threat in Iraq. Many of the suggestions have come from the architects of America’s latest invasion of Iraq who claimed the nine year war that… Read the rest

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Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50.

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It’s a school zone.

But, you don’t see any… Read the rest

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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:

–Teachers only work… Read the rest

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