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In Politics First Impressions Don't Always Matter

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Governor-elect Tom Wolf is going to have a rough first year in office. He faces enormous fiscal and policy challenges, is only the second governor in modern times to have both legislative ...

Posted on 12 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Authority and Accountability

America is not a police state. This is not a country in which the arm of justice is empowered to pursue arbitrary and selfish goals. Instead, America is a land of laws that restrict harm, damage, selfishness, and the arbitrary use of force by police as well as citizens. Power in America is not ...

Posted on 12 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Lethal Surges

In a nationally televised address on January 10, 2007, President George W. Bush announced major changes in the direction and tactics of America's failing policy in Iraq.

"America will change our strategy to help the Iraqis carry out their campaign to put ...

Posted on 9 January 2015 Keep Reading...

GOP: One Eye on Future, Another on Public

What should conservatives do now that Republicans have majorities in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate? Let me say at the outset that I am not equating conservatives and Republicans. Far from it. But there is a conservative core in the Republican Party that is large enough that ...

Posted on 9 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Paris: Frontline in a European Battlefield

They rushed to the third floor gripping their Kalashnikov automatic rifles and entered the room where the editorial board had gathered to meet. The rifles fired, innocent lives were destroyed and lost, and then they left. Outside, they entered a car to flee but not before shooting multiple times at ...

Posted on 9 January 2015 Keep Reading...

The Boneheads of 2014

It's time again to reflect on those who made life more interesting over the past year through their incomprehensible actions. In other words, the biggest boneheads of 2014:

Soon to be Ex-Gov. Tom Corbett: Amount of money wasted trying to (futilely) win ...

Posted on 9 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Westmoreland Watchman

THE WESTMORELAND WATCHMAN
A PUBLICATION OF THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY CONSERVATIVE COALITION
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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1 www.conservativecoalitiononline.org ...

Posted on 9 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Rotten to the Core

The debate over Common Core often revolves around the actual contents of the standards.

"We need better standards!" is often the battle cry.

It is true that the Common Core standards are, to put it simply, awful. But is ...

Posted on 8 January 2015 Keep Reading...

Toomey Gets Sweet Assignment


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2015

Contact E.R. Anderson (202) 224-8609
SWEET SEAT: TOOMEY SKORS "CANDY DESK"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In his continuing fight against the deficit — the candy deficit ...

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Don't Wait on Wolf for Pensions

On Tuesday, the General Assembly embarked on a new legislative session.

But since last November's election, we have heard the chorus of special interest groups attempting to shape the agenda for the new administration and the legislature.

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