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Another Spike in Pension Costs

December 11, 2014:

The big news lately has been a $2 billion projected deficit for the next fiscal year. The incoming Wolf administration is busy pointing the finger at the outgoing Corbett administration as the cause of the problem. It should not come as a surprise that the reality is a ...

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Why Literature?

Common Core requires that our schools increase the amount of informational text they teach, and decrease the amount of literature. The rationale is that informational text is more closely aligned to what they will need in a career, and literature is not, so schools need to focus curriculum content ...

Posted on 10 December 2014 Keep Reading...

PMA: Concern Grows Over Power Supply

Business Advocates Express Concern in the Wake of Peak Power Usage Record

Record demand for electricity has raised concerns in the business community over the adequacy of the region's power supply and the potential for price spikes.

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U. S. Senate Puts American Lives At Risk

I am a retired Marine reserve Colonel. I have been in harm's way.

The Senate intelligence committee released a report that is likely to be incendiary at best. On the cover page the words "TOP SECRET — NOFORN" were sticken.

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Fix Public Schools? Start with Unions

Despite facing a $1.9 billion budget deficit , Pennsylvania's union-supported incoming governor has promised more money for public education. Predictably, his priorities are misplaced.

There are many good teachers in Pennsylvania's public schools. But good ...

Posted on 8 December 2014 Keep Reading...

The GOP and Immigration

Dear Wizard Of Oz:

Since we are in the season of giving, perhaps you could see fit to bestow upon the Republican Party the three gifts for which you are best known: Brains, courage and a heart. With its newly gained congressional power, the GOP is once again ...

Posted on 5 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Attorney General Spends Millions on Outside Legal Counsel

It recently came to light that Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office has spent over $1.5 million hiring private lawyers since 2013; this comes despite having 180 lawyers on staff. According to a Tribune-Review article:

"Though Kane and her aides won't talk about hiring private ...

Posted on 4 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Fund Students, Not School Districts

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

In Education Debate, Let's Fund Students not Districts
Current System Unfairly Favors Shrinking Districts at Growing Districts' Expense

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House GOP in Good Hands

On November 4th, the Pennsylvania electorate turned right and included in the General Assembly's sweep a more conservative Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A week later those lawmakers in turn elected a House leadership team* that will have a clear set of priorities ready for action when the ...

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Wolfboy and Princess Cupcake

Ecumenism at its best was recently demonstrated at the Vatican, where dozens of faith leaders worldwide assembled to remind us of the essential complementarity of men and women in life, marriage, and parenthood. It was enough to prompt a high-five between Pope Francis and evangelical pastor James ...

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