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Pittsburgh Schools' Insolvency Postponed

(January 26, 2016)--Oftentimes audits bring bad news. In the case of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) in recent years their budget forecasts have been presenting a precarious financial picture while the audited results show something quite different.

Even though PPS is audited and a ...

Posted on 26 January 2016 Keep Reading...

Why Paris Climate Accord Will Fail

Premised on a heavy dose of international peer pressure, the final Paris Agreement reached last December includes a combination of both binding and non-binding provisions. The agreement is meant to shame countries into complying with self-proscribed greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. While the ...

Posted on 26 January 2016 Keep Reading...

An Alternate Universe

News Item: "A cosmologist from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) believes he may just have found proof that an alternate and parallel universe does indeed exist." -- Tech Times, November 5, 2015

The existence of an alternate or parallel ...

Posted on 25 January 2016 Keep Reading...

Daniel Garza of LIBRE Initiative to Speak at PLC

(Harrisburg, PA) — Daniel Garza, Executive Director of the LIBRE Initiative will anchor a 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference look at restoring the American Dream when he addresses the conference which will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill ...

Posted on 25 January 2016 Keep Reading...

The Decline of Ticket-Splitting

In electoral politics, the things that most matter are too frequently obscured by the things that most entertain. This isn't new or novel in American political campaigns where the raw, sensational and gaudy often eclipse the sober, serious and consequential for the attention of the electorate.
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Posted on 22 January 2016 Keep Reading...

Wasting Tax Dollars on Self-Driving Cars

The self-driving car could be one of the great innovations of the 21st Century — among the potential benefits are increased safety, energy efficiency and convenience. Major tech companies and automakers are devoting enormous technical resources and billions of dollars to perfecting the ...

Posted on 22 January 2016 Keep Reading...

Corman Leaves Door Open to Tax Hikes

In an interview with the PLS Reporter on Tuesday, Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) left the door wide open for increasing the personal income tax (PIT) or sales and use tax (SUT). The subject of the interview was the progress of the budget as it related to the "framework" the Governor and ...

Posted on 21 January 2016 Keep Reading...

Attack Ads Funded by Taxpayer-Collected Dues

Commonwealth Foundation

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

Million-Dollar Attack Ads Funded by Taxpayer-Collected Union Dues
America Works USA's Ads Make Case for Paycheck Protection

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Posted on 21 January 2016 Keep Reading...

Are Oscars Racist?

Sometimes life imitates art so perfectly that even Hollywood couldn't script it.

Now is such a time. And how ironic.

Hollywood — long perceived as a bastion of unwavering liberalism — is now being accused of playing ...

Posted on 20 January 2016 Keep Reading...

High Court Decision Could Mark End of Union Free Ride

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to deliver a crippling blow to public sector unions and their artificially inflated presence in the political arena. The anticipated ruling in Friedrichs v. CTA argued last week before the High Court would end forced unionism: the law of the land in Pennsylvania and ...

Posted on 20 January 2016 Keep Reading...

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