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Frederick Douglass' Majestic Wrath

The month of February is officially called Black History Month, and this is its 91st year, although not always with that title, and originally designated as a week rather than a month.

Some have questioned whether Black History Month has outlived its usefulness. ...

Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Puzzle Pieces and Disabilities

Beginning in mid-February, the Elizabethtown College Democrats began distributing all-white pins in the shape of puzzle pieces. They are intended to be worn only by white students to make them more introspective about race and remind them of their "white privilege," – ...

Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Increasing Minimum Wage Will Hurt People Who Can Least Afford It

To solve the budget deficit, Governor Wolf's mathematically magical budget also includes an increase in the minimum wage. He is advocating an increase from $7.25 to $12.00 per hour. The Governor claims that raising the minimum wage to $12.00 would generate $95 million in additional tax revenue. ...

Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Unsustainable Benefits Drive State Worker Costs

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Contact: Gina Diorio, 862-703-6670, gld@commonwealthfoundation.org

Unsustainable Benefits Drive State Worker Costs Near $100K Each
Per Worker Compensation Jumped $11,000 in Last Two Years

February ...

Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

McMaster: Best Choice for National Security Advisor

President Donald Trump has selected the best possible person to serve as his national security advisor. Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster epitomizes the warrior-scholar in the tradition of Carl von Clausewitz.

The U.S. Army was out of Vietnam for 11 years ...

Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

On the Brink?

The latest magazine covers in the news/politics section of my local Barnes and Noble seem to be saying we're on the brink of something like the coup d'etat in 1973 against the Allende government in Chile.

Newsweek's cover: "STATE OF RESISTANCE." The New ...

Posted on 20 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Crossing the Line on Health Insurance

In a recent television interview, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, head of one of America's largest health insurers, commented that selling insurance across state lines is "an outdated concept" in these days of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Bertolini went on to explain the rationale for his ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Impact of Unfunded Mandates

Our Founding Fathers envisioned a nation in which there was a separation of powers such that the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branches were held in check and balance.

Concurrently, the legislature was established so that the House of ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

CalExit?

Even though it's been around before under other names, Calexit, a renewed initiative to declare California's independence, is widely thought to be a negative reaction to Donald Trump's election. But disappointed liberals backing the movement overlook the possibility that Calexit is really an ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Hyper Partisanship is Destroying Us

Oh, that's madness. The pusillanimity and vindictiveness know no limits. Shouldn't bygones be bygones? Surely the sophistication of a society can be measured by its tolerance and ability to forgive."

— Former King of England Edward VIII in "The ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

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