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Hiroshima: Obama v. Truman

President Obama's address at Hiroshima, Japan on May 27 provides us with a good opportunity to examine his foreign policy attitude and contrast it with the views of one of America's most courageous war-time presidents–Harry S. Truman. This exercise has three steps: a look at Obama's thought, ...

Posted on 13 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

For the weeks of June 13 and 20, 2016

It's budget time in Harrisburg and focusing on the needs of local governments is David Sanko of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. Also, Ken Mash, of APSCUF, discusses higher education spending as ...

Posted on 13 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Negative Impact of Minimum Wage

During a recent run for the Pennsylvania state legislature, I was asked by a very dear friend after Mass to answer two questions with either a yes or no answer. The questions had to do with the minimum wage.

The first question was "Do you support raising the ...

Posted on 9 June 2016 Keep Reading...

We Need Each Other

My heart aches over the stories I hear about heroin overdoses. Local fathers post stories about their sons and daughters, fatal victims of the heroin market. Police conduct raids. The illegal marketing demand continues to fund Afghanistan poppy farmers. Other illegal drug markets cause societal ...

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Liquor Modernization: Better Than Nothing

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House overwhelmingly passed HB 1690 to modernize Pennsylvania's Prohibition-era alcohol sales. The bill passed the Senate in December of 2015. By all indications, Governor Wolf will sign the legislation into law. If HB 1690 is signed, it will make the purchase of wine ...

Posted on 8 June 2016 Keep Reading...

First Step Toward Privatization

Pitfalls of Government-Run Liquor Remain Unaddressed

June 8, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Gov. Wolf's anticipated signature today on HB 1690, which allows wine sales in select grocery stores, is a first step toward much-needed liquor privatization, but more must be ...

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Judge Shreds Governor's Home Health Care Case

Commonwealth Court Questioning Favors Plaintiffs in Major Lawsuit

June 8, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Today at the Commonwealth Court, judges repeatedly expressed skepticism at Governor Wolf's legal defense in the Fairness Center's lawsuit to protect home care ...

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A Snap Shot of Recent Light Rail Statistics

(June 8, 2016)--The Port Authority (PAT) will introduce important changes in January 2017 related to its fares. These changes will have a significant impact on all modes of transportation, including the light rail system. So it is a good idea to take a look at the years prior to the change going ...

Posted on 8 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Expansion Improves Convenience, Falls Short

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

Wine Expansion Improves Convenience But Falls Short of Privatization
Government Liquor Monopoly Remains Unaddressed

June 7, 2016, ...

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'Free the Six Pack' Highlights Need for Privatization

The General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf are about to apply the old adage — you've got to learn the rules to know how to break them properly. Lawmakers are poised to grant a special liquor permit, a "National Event Permit," for the Democratic conventioneers over the four days they ...

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