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F&M Poll: Wolf 49%, Corbett 24%

Franklin ~Marshall College Poll

The 24th year of consecutive polling in Pennsylvania


Below are the highlights of the August 2014, Franklin ~Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters. Complete results can be found at ...

Posted on 28 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Very Little Evidence for Common Core

According to proponents, Common Core Standards and the "modified" PA Core Standards will improve the quality of our students' education. We have noted previously that this is not the case. Additional evidence is now available to back up the assertion that Common Core does not deliver.
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Posted on 28 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Westmoreland Watchman

THE WESTMORELAND WATCHMAN
A PUBLICATION OF THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY CONSERVATIVE COALITION
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VOLUME 6 NUMBER 7 www.conservativecoalitiononline.org ...

Posted on 28 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Have Slots Revenue Hit the Jackpot?

(August 27, 2014)--In early August, the Rivers Casino celebrated its fifth anniversary. Before opening on August 9, 2009, the casino's owner at the time projected they would earn $427.8 million in gross terminal revenues (GTR) in the first year of operations while the Pennsylvania Casino Gaming ...

Posted on 27 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Dealing With Barbarism

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying overhead, accompanied by an additional 1,500 carrier aircraft. In a bay packed with 260 Allied warships, the effect of such an ...

Posted on 27 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Bryan Cutler: The Collaborative Conservative

Rep. Bryan Cutler's (R-Lancaster) ice bucket challenge for ALS research may be the most heartfelt in the nation. Both his parents developed the rare and deadly disease while he and his sister were still in their early teens.

He credits his "normal" ...

Posted on 27 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Voters Give Public School Failing Grade

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill
(856) 607-4208

Voters Underestimate Education Spending, Majority Grade Public Schools D or F
Appetite for Higher Taxes Drops When Achievement Facts Revealed

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Posted on 26 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Class-Based Politics Poisons Public Discourse

Among the most troubling features of the American left's message is its incessant, thoughtless, class-based demagoguery.

A common liberal view of the American Dream includes invidious narratives about who's been cheated, by whom, how badly and why. Much of the ...

Posted on 25 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Cell Phones While Driving?


According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These bans are already in effect in 12 ...

Posted on 25 August 2014 Keep Reading...

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...

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