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Richard Nixon: The Last Liberal President?

By at July 28, 2016 | 12:06 pm | 74 Comments

Richard Nixon: The Last Liberal President?

It’s been forty years since Richard Nixon’s obsession with Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers backfired and led to the 1971 landmark First Amendment Decision, i.e., New York Times v. United States. The ruling made it possible for newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government sanction. For a man “kicked around […]

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The Politics behind the Killing of Americans

By at April 8, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

The Politics behind the Killing of Americans

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and vows to block the expansion of Medicaid in his state. At a news conference this past week, Perry, flanked by conservative senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, declared “Texas will not be held hostage by the Obama administration’s attempt to force […]

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Healthcare, or profit

By at October 18, 2011 | 11:57 am | 172 Comments

Healthcare, or profit

More than 22 percent of Pennsylvania residents under 65, and whose incomes are below 138 percent of poverty, were without health insurance in 2009. Include all incomes and the figure drops to about 12 percent. The information was published in the Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates report, released last week. Data for 2010 […]

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A Surplus in Name Only

By at May 11, 2011 | 11:49 am | 1,045 Comments

A Surplus in Name Only

The “found money” is ours as a collective, not the slush fund for the political elites of both parties. It should be used to provide the broadest benefit to our Commonwealth and reflect the shared values of its citizens.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 29, 2011 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a grim discovery at the Fukushima nuclear power plant: plutonium is turning up in the soil. That is another strong indicator that the plant has experienced at least a partial melt down of fuel rods. In Pennsylvania and a handful of other states growing concerns that Japan’s nuclear crisis could spill over. Conclusive tests show Iodine 131 in some of Pennsylvania’s waterways. Its a byproduct of rain and nuclear specialists say the level is well below the acceptable rate. Auditor General Jack Wagner wants to hold hearings on what to do with tobacco settlement money. It has always been earmarked for health care, but now Governor Corbett wants to shift how the state spends that cash.

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Budget Pain: Not for Lawmakers, Corbett Staff

By at March 4, 2011 | 7:39 am | 5 Comments

Budget Pain: Not for Lawmakers, Corbett Staff

Tim Potts has a legislative round-up that covers the end of adultBasic insurance, but finds lawmakers have their own doctor and taxpayers pick up all of his costs including insurance. Potts wonders why it is okay in Pennsylvania for lawmakers to keep accepting gifts. Can you hear me now Senate Pro Tempore Scarnati.

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Governor Corbett releases his road to Pennsylvania’s Rainbow of Reform

By at January 25, 2011 | 2:23 pm | 40 Comments

Governor Corbett releases his road to Pennsylvania’s Rainbow of Reform

Governor Tom Corbett has released his vision for the future. In other words, his roadmap on the way to reform, which includes cuts, lots of oversight, and reports. The centerpiece to it is a biennial budget process. The governor says if Pennsylvania put its budget on the table every two years the state could do a much better job with balancing it.

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The Radical Pragmatist returns with Healthcare

By at October 14, 2010 | 3:41 pm | 1 Comments

      We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity: do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. […]

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The Radical Pragmatist Looks at Healthcare, Especially Insurance

By at September 20, 2010 | 10:10 pm | 2 Comments

Let’s talk healthcare.  So much for easing into being a columnist with a few light policy issues, eh. No, the second column is all about getting into deep trouble as fast as I can.  I have put off talking about guns and abortion but healthcare is right up there. OK, you caught me stalling.  Healthcare […]

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