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Susquehanna Tops the List of Most Endangered Rivers

By at May 17, 2011 | 3:38 pm | 2 Comments

Susquehanna Tops the List of Most Endangered Rivers

The Susquehanna is scenic, wild, and now the most endangered river in America.

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Are You In?

By at April 12, 2011 | 6:01 pm | 324 Comments

Are You In?

Shouldn’t we expect more in times such as these – more than that, at ANYTIME? Is his plan really trying to use peer pressure to get traction? Is he creating a “cool kid” clique to try and cover over his glaring Presidential failings? The appeal would seem desperate and doomed to fail except that it is likely to snow the same people he bamboozled back in 2008 – like my brother. And therein lie the danger and the disservice.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 4, 2011 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are intentionally dumping radioactive water into the ocean. Eric Epstein says the U.S. has a looming energy crisis on its hands unless it begins to make immediate and inconvenient changes. A former energy insider stops by with a piece on why he believes nuclear power is still America’s best bet. And, did you get the text? President Barack Obama announcing his re-election bid through a text message.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 17, 2011 | 11:59 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; the nuclear crisis in Japan is teetering as military helicopters race to throw enough seawater on a damaged reactor, in a final push to cool it down. Some Americans are being evacuated and the U.S. government is now urging all Americans to leave Japan. In Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett’s proposed billion dollar plus cuts to education were hashed out during an appropriations meeting on Wednesday. And, starting at 5:00 (est) plan to spend time with some of the world’s leading experts on the nuclear industry; they will gladly take your questions live.

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Markey Queries NRC on Seismic Safety of Nuclear Reactors in Wake of Japan Earthquake

By at March 14, 2011 | 9:05 am | 0 Comment

Markey Queries NRC on Seismic Safety of Nuclear Reactors in Wake of Japan Earthquake

Congressman Markey wants to know what kind of impact the nuclear disaster in Japan will have on America’s nuclear industry. Markey penned a letter asking that the NRC not approve Westinghouse’s design for a new nuclear reactor.

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The Governor’s Final Snow Job: Will America’s Real Wuss Please Stand Up?

By at January 13, 2011 | 3:28 pm | 831 Comments

The Governor’s Final Snow Job: Will America’s Real Wuss Please Stand Up?

Rock The Capital’s Phil Gimson suits up and gets ready to play “wussification.” Gimson is standing midfield at Financial waiting for the kick-off as he takes on the toughest of America’s toughies.

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What a difference a day makes

By at January 6, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 1 Comments

What a difference a day makes

With Republicans firmly in charge in Pennsylvania — optimism initially grew for an era of restored integrity. However, much of that, at this point, can only be achieved through passage of rules and proposed rules are already dissolving into rhetoric.

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A Modern Economy steeped in Dickens’ Day

By at December 19, 2010 | 1:15 pm | 72 Comments

A Modern Economy steeped in Dickens’ Day

As America starts to look more like 19th century England with a small class of rich people, overwhelming numbers of poor or lower income people and a vanishing middle class, Rock the Capital’s economic/employment columnist has some suggestions for our grossly overinflated federal spending habit:

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GOP ‘Pledge to America

By at September 23, 2010 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment

(Written by NBC News & news services) Six weeks before midterm elections, House Republicans vowed to cut taxes and federal spending, repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and ban federal funding of abortion as part of a campaign manifesto designed to propel them to victory in November and a majority in the next Congress. […]

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