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Marcellus Fever

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:05 pm | 983 Comments

Marcellus Fever

A civil society requires a certain level of respect for order and discourse. There are properand acceptable channels for protest and comment. And yesterday’s antics of shouting down a meeting or crawling under a table and then calling a political adversary a “prostitute” is beyond the pale

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Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

By at April 25, 2011 | 12:46 pm | 177 Comments

Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

History tells us that patterns repeat themselves over and over again. Dress things up as we will with cultural and technological advances, we seem habituated to doing the same dumb things over and over.

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Notes & Asides

By at April 18, 2011 | 12:53 pm | 4 Comments

Notes & Asides

In response to some simple questions the Governor noted that, in order to get elected, you need “a lot of contributions from people with money who want to help you.” This is candidly true – but certainly impolitic to say, especially when you have cabinet picks being shredded for just this point.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 12, 2011 | 9:50 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nuclear regulators in Japan raised the emergency level of its nuclear crisis to a 7. The highest number on the international scale. In Philadelphia, water experts are trying to find the source of a common component of nuclear reactors, and in Pennsylvania’s divided House, lawmakers passed a controversial bill severely limiting how much money plaintiffs’ can collect in civil liability suits.

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Tying abortion to race for political gain

By at January 21, 2011 | 4:19 pm | 107 Comments

Tying abortion to race for political gain

Rick Santorum’s statement linking abortion to slavery to the color of President Barack Obama’s skin is the talk of the nation. Certainly, Pennsylvania’s Santorum is liking all the attention as he contemplates a presidential run in 2012.

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