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This Year’s Smarties Awards

By at December 7, 2011 | 11:55 am | 2 Comments

This Year’s Smarties Awards

I admit it – I am a sentimentalist and a sucker for tradition. So, it pains me greatly that budget cuts have forced a hiatus for TV Smart Talk this December which precludes me from hosting the annual Smarties Awards. Given each December, the Smarties recognize the high and low achievements of our elected officials […]

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GOP attack on Pa. democracy

By at October 8, 2011 | 9:19 pm | 7 Comments

GOP attack on Pa. democracy

By Senator Daylin Leach In America, we don’t elect our presidents directly. Each state elects representatives to the Electoral College, which technically “elects” our president. For 224 years, Pennsylvania has joined virtually every other state in casting all of its electoral votes for the presidential candidate who won the state’s popular vote. This has always […]

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Kill the electoral college; anything less is just playing politics

By at September 20, 2011 | 8:20 am | 173 Comments

Kill the electoral college; anything less is just playing politics

The Pennsylvania legislature is considering re-writing the way electoral college votes will be counted in the 2012 election. Currently, Pennsylvania is a winner-take-all state. The candidate who wins a majority of the state’s popular tally gets all 20 electoral college votes. Some Republicans in the state legislature, led by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi and […]

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