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Pitchforks and Billionaires

I thought Donald Trump's presidential campaign was a
populist insurgency within the Republican Party, a movement
to get the working class back on its feet, economically and
culturally, and to knock down by a peg or two the bumptious
elites in the media, arts, liberal academia, ...

Posted on 20 January 2017 Keep Reading...

Budget Solutions: Liquor Privatization

State Budget Solution #2: Liquor Privatization
Getting Government Out of the Booze Business Could Bring $1 Billion+ Windfall

January 19, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–This week marks the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment–better ...

Posted on 19 January 2017 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh School District Hammered in Latest Report


(January 19, 2017)--Summary: A recently released report by the Council of the Great City Schools gives Pittsburgh schools extremely low marks in nearly every aspect of school operations, particularly the academic performance of students where there has been no progress since the Council's ...

Posted on 19 January 2017 Keep Reading...

A Never Trumpers' Wish List

Elections have surprising consequences. It is hard to know who is most surprised by the results of the 2016 presidential race: Hillary and her supporters, who have spent the last two months vacillating between tears and anger; conservative Never Trumpers who thought Trump was unfit for office; or ...

Posted on 19 January 2017 Keep Reading...

DePasquale, Shapiro, Torsella Take Office

2 of 3 new Pennsylvania row officers promise to restore public trust.

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Posted on 18 January 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Gaming Revenue at Record High

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania casinos are reporting record revenue totaling more than $3.2 billion last year.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says the figure is 1.25% higher than the $3.17 billion in gross revenue recorded in 2015.

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Posted on 18 January 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Teacher's Lawsuit Could End Forced Unionism

Pa. Teachers' Federal Lawsuit Could End Forced Unionism in Public Sector
Follow Up to Friedrichs Case Filed Today, Intended to Reach the U.S. Supreme Court

January 18, 2017, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Pay up, or you're fired. That's the ultimatum union leaders can ...

Posted on 18 January 2017 Keep Reading...

Obama's Parting Economic Shots

President Barack Obama's executive actions during the two and a half months of his lame duck, post-election time in office provide the perfect exclamation point to his entire presidency. His antipathy for private property has never been clearer.

Look at these two ...

Posted on 18 January 2017 Keep Reading...

Surveying the Pension Landscape in Allegheny County


(January 17, 2017)--Summary: The biennial Status Report on local pensions in Pennsylvania was recently released, and we take a look at the 304 plans in Allegheny County.

By virtue of state legislation in 2016, the job of collecting and disseminating data on Pennsylvania's 3,000 plus ...

Posted on 17 January 2017 Keep Reading...

Obama's Fundamental Transformation

Editor's note: This article first appeared at the National Catholic Register.

"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." So declared Barack Obama in Columbia, Missouri on October 30, 2008, on the cusp of his ...

Posted on 16 January 2017 Keep Reading...

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