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Expanding Presidential Power

President Obama's recent executive order on immigration directs executive agencies of the federal government to refuse to enforce the law of the land. And his reason for this order is remarkably straightforward: because Congress refuses to change the law in a way he demands.

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Posted on 3 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Common Core Ridiculousness

In a recent Common Core debate, one of the advocates talked about how Common Core teaches children to "think mathematically". She illustrated her point by telling the audience that she was taught to "carry the one" when she added, but was never told why she was doing so. She was ...

Posted on 3 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Ferguson in Black and White

The debate about the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson got heated on NBC's Meet the Press on November 23 in an exchange between former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Michael Eric Dyson, an African-American academic, Princeton Ph.D. in religion, political analyst for ...

Posted on 3 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Steve Bloom: Suggestions for Governor Wolf

The founders envisioned government serving as a thorough reflection of its citizens. Our state and federal constitutions were designed to prevent any person or group of people from dominating, so every citizen could have a voice.

In last month's elections, the citizens of Pennsylvania spoke ...

Posted on 3 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Kane is Not Able

Politics, the saying goes, is all about timing.

If that is so, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe was a man ahead of his time when last year he introduced a measure calling for the impeachment of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Metcalfe based his call for ...

Posted on 2 December 2014 Keep Reading...

A National Dialog on Race

Angry denunciations from the left discourage white conservatives from voicing opinions about race. For some reason, liberals don't welcome opinions on racial matters from conservative African-Americans, either.

Perhaps if conservatives were simply to concede ...

Posted on 1 December 2014 Keep Reading...

Ferguson Debacle Soiled All It Touched

Right on cue, Ferguson, Mo., erupted in chaos after the "No Indictment" grand jury verdict.

Two things are abundantly clear:

A) The system worked. Despite the certainty of riots, and the very real threat of harm to ...

Posted on 1 December 2014 Keep Reading...

My Imperfect Thanks

Christian psychologist David Myers, in his writing and speaking about happiness, has suggested that long-term human happiness is not particularly dependent on our wealth or health. If you tell him that a year ago one person won millions of dollars in the lottery and another became paralyzed, you've ...

Posted on 25 November 2014 Keep Reading...

PA Needs a Better Tax Environment

The non-partisan Tax Foundation recently released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report assess and appraises each state's competitiveness as affected by the tax structure within.

This Index compares the states in five areas of taxation ...

Posted on 25 November 2014 Keep Reading...

Immigration: A GOP Pyrrhic Victory?

There are two ways of looking at President Obama's executive action on immigration: as a Constitutional matter, and as a political matter.

As a Constitutional matter, it is a very troubling expansion of executive power, and almost certainly a violation of the ...

Posted on 25 November 2014 Keep Reading...

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