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More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

By at May 16, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 3 Comments

More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

On any given day its the sort of talk about governmental policies or lack of oversight that could make news in the bite of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak sandwich.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission is back in action…

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Paying for the Pain

By at May 13, 2011 | 11:17 am | 4 Comments

Paying for the Pain

It appears that it will take much longer for TEPCO to bring the plant under control by early next year, with the discovery of a heavily damaged reactor, which is beyond the scope of what the company imagined.

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Notes & Asides

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes & Asides

Victory, you ask? Well, I think so. Considering that it has been a dog’s age since the federal government actually spent less in real dollars than the year before – and the fact that these are real cuts in real discretionary spending – its hard not to see this as part of a larger pendulum shift toward lower spending.

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U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

By at April 8, 2011 | 10:02 am | 2 Comments

U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

A shutdown will harm hundreds of thousand of workers who will have to go without paychecks and rip a new hole in America’s shaky economy. That should provide enough of a catalyst to get moving, and get a deal. Lawmakers need turn this DTGIF (Don’t Thank God its Friday), around before the midnight hour.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 8, 2011 | 9:00 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital; the latest on the showdown in Washington over a spending plan to keep the government operating. In Japan, an aftershock kills two and further delays work on gaining control of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and in Pennsylvania more tests to ensure that water flowing through the Marcellus shale is not contaminated.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, another day of finger pointing in Washington over a proposed spending plan, with a Friday deadline the possibility of a shutdown is becoming a distinct possibility. In Japan, bodies are decomposing and if they are not recovered soon authorities won’t have any way to identify the people, and In Pennsylvania accountability and ethics in the legislature making a comeback?

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Welcome Aboard John

By at April 5, 2011 | 12:00 pm | 1 Comments

Welcome Aboard John

I strongly suspect he’d be more than happy to talk about his travails in exchange for a frosty mug and a plate of heartiness. John has been writing about education, government and the environment for a good chunk of his life.

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No Foolin

By at April 1, 2011 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

No Foolin

A lifetime ago in college I wrote a column about April Fool’s Day, which, in tones far too jaded for a then 23 year old with the equivalent life experience of a newborn deer thanks to a utopian childhood in a crime-free paradise, I noted that “the impact of a day full of lies and half-truths is lost in a world where every day we are faced with lies and half-truths.”

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At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:22 am | 0 Comment

At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

Now for the first time, Rep. Scott Conklin has introduced a bill, House Bill 763 , that incorporates what we believe to be the essential elements of a referendum this fall. Click on the bill number above for a list of those lawmakers who have co-sponsored Conklin‘s bill.

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Evacuating Three Mile Island: A Parent’s Perspective

By at March 17, 2011 | 9:55 am | 1,258 Comments

Evacuating Three Mile Island: A Parent’s Perspective

Central Pennsylvania is middle America. We enjoy holiday parades, Friday night football and old fashioned everything. We welcome the change of seasons and pretty much stay put from generation to generation. We’re used to America coming to us to visit Gettysburg, marvel at the Amish, and smell Hershey Chocolate. Nuclear power was a technology to be admired and government scientists told us we had nothing to worry about it…Three Mile Island is as safe as anything man can build,

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