It’s been forty years since Richard Nixon’s obsession with Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers backfired and led to the 1971 landmark First Amendment Decision, i.e., New York Times v. United States. The ruling made it possible for newspapers to… Read the rest[...read more]
Suppose you are Mayor of Philadelphia. Your fiefdom is known for several “firsts”, unfortunately most notably “first” in poverty amongst the country’s ten largest cities. We have 1.5 million Philadelphians in Philadelphia, including four out of every ten children. Philadelphia’s… Read the rest[...read more]
by Andrew Staub | PA Independent
First, Rob McCord lost his bid to be Pennsylvania’s newest governor when he finished third in the Democratic primary and watched as nominee Tom Wolf unseated Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.
Then,… Read the rest[...read more]
In recent years, Pennsylvania citizens have witnessed a sad parade of scandals and lapses of judgment by public officials. During this period the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission has delayed the release of the Legislature’s Annual
The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has issued a final adjudication in the following matter under The Ethics Act
HARRISBURG, PA –
Order No. 1647 (Kirkland)
Member of the PA House of Representatives 159th State House District
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
- Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, no violation
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[...read more]
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Enclosed please find a press advisory and Writ of Certification regarding a gross miscarriage of justice in which a PA bank’s unilateral decision to defund an approved loan for a family company was found to be “arbitrary, unreasonable and reckless.”… Read the rest[...read more]
10) Judicial temperament: In December 2007, at the Pennsylvania Society weekend festivities in New York City, Castille confronted Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Baer. “I told my staff if I got enough drinks and I saw you here I was gonna… Read the rest[...read more]
Many of today’s big news stories have roots going back decades. Why then does the state destroy campaign finance records after only five years?
Two recent major national news stories coming out of Pennsylvania — the Sandusky / PSU /… Read the rest[...read more]
The right-wing part of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, with John Boehner in the role of spineless lackey rather than courageous Speaker, has shut down much of the federal government.
Eighty Republicans had signed a letter expressing their intent to… Read the rest[...read more]