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Newt and Improved

By at May 12, 2011 | 3:27 pm | 1 Comments

Newt and Improved

Newt most certainly has an uphill battle – his marital issues will hurt him in the primary, and he will be savaged from the right as unelectable; if he wins the nomination he will face a traditional the media loathes him – loathes him like they loathed Bush.

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How does Pennsylvania want to Burn its Tobacco Money

By at April 25, 2011 | 11:37 am | 436 Comments

How does Pennsylvania want to Burn its Tobacco Money

Auditor General Wagner is, in a word, aghast, that Governor Corbett pulled the plug on AdultBasic health care insurance earlier this year.

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Group Leads Movement to Help Make Wealthiest Earners Pay More in Taxes

By at April 22, 2011 | 10:56 am | 10 Comments

Group Leads Movement to Help Make Wealthiest Earners Pay More in Taxes

A group of admirable Americans has formed an organization called United for a Fair Economy that hopes to change federal tax laws to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The leaders of this organization are indeed “admirable” because they are willing to walk the talk. They are in the upper echelons of wage earners and are helping to lead the advocate to make people like themselves pay more in taxes.

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Hacks

By at April 15, 2011 | 12:08 pm | 2 Comments

Hacks

every time I think the American people have had enough, some how we tolerate the nonsense and we sink a little deeper in the ooze. We sit back and let entertainers get rich off of dividing us, and we let politicians gain and hold power by scaring us into inaction. No side is blameless,

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Import Baby, Import!

By at April 4, 2011 | 12:22 pm | 483 Comments

Import Baby, Import!

The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly. It’s a problem we will not solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. Many of the proposals will be unpopular. Some will cause you to put up with inconveniences and make sacrifices.

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PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting

By at March 11, 2011 | 2:26 pm | 1 Comments

PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting

Wait till you see the dots ProPublica connects from Governor Corbett to his new head of Department of Community Economic Development.

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A bold start to educating Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children

By at February 4, 2011 | 10:24 am | 172 Comments

A bold start to educating Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children

Despite all the talk about slashing school budgets, Rock The Capital’s Jan Chaplick found a bold proposal to to start learning about the educational needs of homeless children. A proposal is on the table to form a statewide task force in Pennsylvania.

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Tom Corbett, “you will never hear me say impossible,” is Pennsylvania’s new Governor

By at January 18, 2011 | 1:10 pm | 2 Comments

Tom Corbett, “you will never hear me say impossible,” is Pennsylvania’s new Governor

Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor Tom Corbett took the oath of office. Corbett talked about the challenges that lie ahead and the optimism he sees in the strength of Pennsylvanians to pick themselves up and forge a new chapter.

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A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities

By at December 11, 2010 | 4:26 pm | 55 Comments

A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities

Pennsylvania school districts are facing tough economic times, and the more ideas about how to deal with them, the better. Taking a cue from the West Chester Area School District, the Central Dauphin School District in suburban Harrisburg called upon residents to form a community budget task force to come up with money saving ideas for the 2011-2012 budget. After reading about […]

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