Political

Coal or Candy?

By at December 8, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Coal or Candy?

Coal: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Candy: Law enforcement for the capture of Eric Frein.

Candy: Tom Wolf for proposing middle-class tax cuts.

Coal: Public officials for sending and storing pornographic e-mails.

Candy: Attorney General Kane for investigating pornographic e-mails.… Read the rest

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Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Gene Stilp’s Theory of Legislative De-Evolution

By at December 5, 2014 | 11:04 pm | 0 Comment

Gene Stilp’s Theory of Legislative De-Evolution

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

By at December 3, 2014 | 12:38 pm | 0 Comment

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall.

The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him.… Read the rest

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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

By at November 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.

According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Gift ban legislation to get second chance as PA Gov.-elect Wolf pushes his own ethics reform

By at November 21, 2014 | 2:54 pm | 0 Comment

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has already asked his transition team to sign a code of conduct prohibiting members from accepting gifts, and he plans to implement a similar ban for the executive branch… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Top 10 Job Prospects for Tom Corbett

By at November 3, 2014 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 Job Prospects for Tom Corbett

10. Ghost employee for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

9. Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

8. Spokesman for the state lottery.

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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

Justices behaving badly: PA Supreme Court has embarrassing history

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Justices behaving badly: PA Supreme Court has embarrassing history

Checking in on the state of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court isn’t for the weak of constitution these days.

That’s thanks to the stunning development from earlier this week, when the state Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery from his… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

Having spent my early career working for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I have thought long and hard about why, for decades now, one public official follows another when it comes to indictment, conviction and jail. Pennsylvania has a special… Read the rest

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Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

By at October 22, 2014 | 6:02 pm | 0 Comment

Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

Pennsylvania state official says links to public
court transcripts ‘removed
from Google’

‘Right to be forgotten’ comes to US?

Not so fast, Google says

A close ally to Pennsylvania Gov.

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