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Talk of Another School Merger

(August 22, 2014)--In Ta Policy Brief late last year (Volume 13,
Number 48) we reviewed the school district merger between Center Area
and Monaca in Beaver County. Those districts merged to become
Central Valley. We noted that combining the districts did in fact
result in some cost ...

Posted on 22 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Protecting Liberty

I know a family who came to America in the 70s from Saigon. They tell a riveting story about abandoning their home in the middle of the night with their young children running to the shore and seeking passage out of their home country.

They came to America with ...

Posted on 22 August 2014 Keep Reading...

First Teacher Strike in PA Underway


August 21, 2014:


Summer is drawing to a close but instead of returning to school students in the Millville Area School District are getting a little extra time off. The local teachers' union went on strike on August 20, the first day of school. As we have previously noted, ...

Posted on 21 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Western Liberalism's Muslim Paradox

Americans and the world are again witnessing the unspeakable brutality of Islamist barbarians in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Americans' reactions to Muslim violence tend to differ by their political leanings, diverging, especially, on the Hamas terrorism ...

Posted on 21 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Face Time With Vladimir

President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more. His attention was fixed on fundraising in Las Vegas when terrorists attacked ...

Posted on 21 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Leftists Deflect Blame From Obama

Congress-bashing is a popular pastime among liberal Democrats desperate to
deflect attention from President Barack Obama's conspicuous failures.

One Daily News reader's highly-risible letter blamed them on "the
Republican/tea-party/do-nothing ...

Posted on 20 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Falling Through Obamacare Cracks

by Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder

Mark Ferkler is a Delaware County resident in his mid-thirties. He's healthy, gainfully employed, and now, thanks to Obamacare, is newly uninsured. Yes, you read that right–uninsured.

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Posted on 20 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Ferguson: Widening Racial Gulf

For all the pain endured during the Civil Rights movement by people of all colors, the racial chaos that has descended on Ferguson, Mo., makes one wonder how disenchanted those equality pioneers must be.

In the 1960s, barriers were knocked down by heroes who ...

Posted on 20 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Scandalous Lobbying in PA

In a recent constituent email, Sen. Scott Wagner highlighted an ABC27 investigation outlining the intimate relationship between the influential lobbying firm of Long Nyquist ~Associates and the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Their report: Founding partner Michael Long ...

Posted on 19 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Oregon Doctor Takes on Senate Race

WASHINGTON – Uncertain times can attract nontraditional, distinctive candidates in American politics.

Pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, a Portland, Ore., doctor running as the Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, is among a few ...

Posted on 18 August 2014 Keep Reading...

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