prev next

Congress's Heuristic Hypocrisy

Merriam Webster -- "[H]euristic: involving or serving as an aid to learning…or problem-solving by experimental and especially trial-and-error methods…; also: of or relating to…problem-solving techniques…such as the evaluation of feedback..." [Emphasis ...

Posted on 10 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Philly DA Indicted on More Charges

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been indicted on additional fraud charges.

Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said on Tuesday the new charges stem from Williams' alleged use of a political action committee funds and ...

Posted on 10 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh Public School Try Again

(May 10, 2017)--Summary: So many plans and so little to show for them. That has been the sad and long running story of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) over the last several decades. Overall student academic performance languishes in a sorry state, and the academic achievement gap persists. And of ...

Posted on 10 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Re-Tests Not Fair

Villanova shouldn't have been crowned National Champions last year. Not because they weren't the best, but because North Carolina wasn't given the opportunity for a do-over after Kris Jenkins' winning shot. And that wasn't fair.

Maybe the Tar Heels were too ...

Posted on 10 May 2017 Keep Reading...

PA House Passes Pension Forfeiture Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — State employees convicted of any felony could lose their taxpayer-funded pensions under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 939, approved Monday by a vote of 190-1, mandates pension forfeiture for any ...

Posted on 9 May 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Pro-Life Federation News

President Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Christian Organizations from Funding Abortions

President Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer Thursday by signing an executive order promising to respect religious rights. The order indicates the Trump ...

Posted on 9 May 2017 Keep Reading...

State Pension Fund Takes Baby Steps

Last week the State Employee Retirement System (SERS) took a baby step toward reality and lowered their estimated return on investment (ROI). SERS moved their estimated ROI from 7.5 percent to 7.25 percent. The SERS change matches a move made by the other state-managed retirement fund, PSERS, last ...

Posted on 4 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Solutions for Job Creators

May 4, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–"Jobs that pay" is one of Gov. Wolf's three key priorities. But who creates these jobs? Not government. Small businesses provide 55 percent of all jobs and account for 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s, according to the Small Business ...

Posted on 4 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Tax Cuts Matter

"At Eureka College, my major was economics," wrote Ronald Reagan in his autobiography, An American Life, "but I think my own experience with our tax laws in Hollywood probably taught me more about practical economic theory than I ever learned in the classroom or from an ...

Posted on 4 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Jobs and State Tax Revenue Tied

(May 3, 2017)--Summary: In a recent Policy Brief, we discussed the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion's spring business climate survey and noted how it struck a more optimistic tone compared to previous surveys. But is this optimism based on actual performance or simply a better attitude? There ...

Posted on 3 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Latest Articles: [1 - 10] | [11 - 20] | [21 - 30] | [31 - 40] | [41 - 50] | [51 - 60] | [61 - 70] | [71 - 80]

For older articles from specific authors or their groups, please select the author from the Columnists
navigation tab or group from the Member Groups navitation tab for a full list of their articles.

Featured Columnists
Featured Audio Links