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Practicing Subsidized Un-Medicine

By at December 17, 2014 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Practicing Subsidized Un-Medicine

Clutching newspaper clippings in one hand and a medical bag loaded with seeds in the other, my ersatz friend Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, knocking down pregnant ladies, students, the elderly, and two burly construction workers who were waiting for a bus, rushed past me, leaving me in a close and personal encounter with the […]

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Sometimes It Takes Us All To Share The Expense

By at May 11, 2012 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Sometimes It Takes Us All To Share The Expense

Wind power, a Pennsylvania state politician recently said, is accomplishing one thing: spending taxpayer money. But there is growing evidence it is doing other, more positive things, such as creating jobs and supplying the electrical grid – with considerably less risk than the Keystone State’s other burgeoning energy source. “I am 100 percent for alternative […]

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Just How Much Does a Gallon of Gas Cost, Anyway

By at March 30, 2012 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Just How Much Does a Gallon of Gas Cost, Anyway

The U.S. Senate this week decisively shot down a proposal to eliminate subsidies to Big Oil & Gas. The tally was 51 senators, including two Republicans – from Maine – voting to end the subsidies, and 47, including four Democrats – from Alaska, Lousiana, Nebraska and Virginia – voting to keep them. The 100-seat senate […]

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Gas Prices and Imaginary Arm-Twisting

By at March 30, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Gas Prices and Imaginary Arm-Twisting

Check out this photo. I found it late one night while poking around on the web. I wasn’t paying really close attention to the text at the time, but the author said something like “If something isn’t done about the price of gasoline, we will be forced to drive things like this.” I snorted and […]

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Given the choice, Corbett Opts for Short-term Profits Over Environment and Education

By at February 17, 2012 | 8:49 am | 2 Comments

Given the choice, Corbett Opts for Short-term Profits Over Environment and Education

Gov. Tom Corbett’s seems to believe that putting money into things like education, so that future jobs might find young Pennsylvanians qualified to take them, is unnecessary, wasteful spending. Investment, on the other hand, means continued tax breaks to gas and coal companies so they can have profits now, some of which they may later […]

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