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‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

By at February 10, 2015 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

Conservatives in Congress have once again proven they are un-American and unpatriotic. This time, it’s because of their fierce approval for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, being built and run by TransCanada, will bring tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. All the oil will be exported. Major beneficiaries, […]

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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: –Teachers only work half a year. –Teachers are overpaid. –Local school districts and their taxpayers shouldn’t have to […]

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Lisa Adamu Lives in Pennsylvania; Grover Norquist Does Not

By at March 8, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Lisa Adamu Lives in Pennsylvania; Grover Norquist Does Not

Lisa Adamu lives in Pennsylvania; Grover Norquist does not. Lisa Adamu has lived in the city of Lebanon since the sixth grade. Grover Norquist lives in Washington D. C. as a conservative lobbyist and president of “Americans for Tax Reform.” Grover Norquist’s lobby advocates two things:  1) opposition to any and all efforts to increase […]

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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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Pa. Residents Pay the Taxes, Should Share the Profit

By at February 7, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Pa. Residents Pay the Taxes, Should Share the Profit

As I begin to write this offering, we await Gov. Tom Corbett’s second State of the State address, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. There is some expectation he will remove a moratorium on releasing additional state forest land for Marcellus shale natural gas exploration. Currently, about 700,000 of the state’s more than […]

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Camp Hill voters counter Regan revolution, tax-cut crusader ousted from school board

By at November 25, 2011 | 12:53 pm | 3 Comments

Camp Hill voters counter Regan revolution, tax-cut crusader ousted from school board

It would be tempting to look at Pete Regan’s defeat in the Camp Hill School Board race through an Ohio prism and interpret it as a signal that the Tea Party movement is in retreat. It would also be wrong. Regan, an incumbent who eschewed the Tea Party label, but ran on its principles, was […]

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Promises, Promises

By at November 3, 2011 | 9:41 am | 104 Comments

Promises, Promises

The media has recently been filled with stories about Governor Tom Corbett’s “no tax pledge” to lobbyist Grover Norquist.  Why a candidate for anything would be making an unbreakable pledge to a lobbyist is a mystery – especially one with the resume of Mr. Norquist.  But since that issue has been extensively covered by the […]

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Marcellus drillers, 1; Pa. residents, wait and see

By at July 18, 2011 | 10:14 pm | 67 Comments

Marcellus drillers, 1; Pa. residents, wait and see

The Marcellus Shale industry voted Friday to recommend it be given access to Pennsylvania’s state forests in its quest for natural gas currently stored nearly two miles below the Commonwealth’s surface. In its final meeting before submitting its recommendations to Gov. Tom Corbett, the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, on which the industry is predominantly represented, […]

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Sign the Anti-Pledge Pledge

By at July 13, 2011 | 12:07 pm | 1,163 Comments

Sign the Anti-Pledge Pledge

Every other January, Washington is witness to the swearing in of a new congress – a sort of biennial renewal of our constitutional experiment.  The oath of office is rather simple: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I […]

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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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