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Time to Put a Stop to Terrorism

Je suis Charlie!

French for "I am Charlie," it has become the rallying cry du jour to honor those massacred by radical Islamic terrorists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.

The problem is, unless you're ...

Posted on 16 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Toomey, Feinstein Move to Eliminate Corn Ethanol Mandate

Immediate Release Contact: E.R. Anderson (Toomey) 202 224 8609
January 16, 2015 Dean Lieberman (Feinstein) 202 ...

Posted on 16 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Municipal Pensions: The Rest of the (Untold) Story

by David M. Sanko
Executive Director, Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors

Make no mistake: Pennsylvania is in the midst of a public pension crisis.

The headlines, including those generated by recent comments by ...

Posted on 16 January 2015 Keep Reading...

But We Have Spent So Much Money

It's an oft-repeated lament.

When parents approach school districts or state legislatures with their concerns about the disasters occurring in Common Core classrooms and ask that the program be stopped before even more damage is done to the education and ...

Posted on 15 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Laws Are for Other People

January 14, 2015:

Last summer, we learned that a number of union bosses had never bothered to register as lobbyists. The year before that, we found out that unions were exempt from stalking and harassment laws.

This week, we learned that the union-backed Pennsylvanians for ...

Posted on 14 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Playing God in Connecticut

Swarms of government agents descended on the house, quickly identifying the target. Physically removing her from the premises, they placed her in custody, warning her accomplice, at the risk of harsh consequences, not to interfere. And in an instant, they were gone, whisking the "perp" to ...

Posted on 14 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Assessing Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Editor's note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com.

French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century was the most talked about treatise on political economy in 2014, if not the 21st century. To those of us who understand and respect the ...

Posted on 14 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Violence and Civil Rights

"Law-enforcement sources said protestors displayed photos of slain cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu while chanting slogans comparing the NYPD to the KKK," reported the New York Post.

Those chants reveal an ignorance of even the most basic facts of ...

Posted on 13 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Educating to Opportunity

Democrats, legislatively decimated but flush with executive power, have decided to make increased spending on public education the centerpiece of their domestic agenda for 2015. The issue feeds a key political base — the entrenched education establishment, primarily public sector labor ...

Posted on 12 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Fuel Tax Increase Greets Motorists

(January 12, 2015)--When the transportation bill, Act 89 of 2013, was signed by the Governor it ushered in a series of increases to wholesale gasoline and diesel taxes, some or most of which of would be passed on to the pump price. The Act did so by legislatively mandating hikes to the "the ...

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