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Great Race to the Bottom

Normally a Presidential candidate viewed unfavorably by 60% of voters would not stand a chance. But Donald Trump gets to run against Hillary Clinton and her own mind-numbing unpopularity. The 2016 contest for President is not so much a race, but a mutual free fall. Who wins? A dyspeptic Alf ...

Posted on 2 August 2016 Keep Reading...

Russia: A Historical Perspective

Editor's note: This article first appeared at Conservative Review.
There is real danger in Donald Trump's statements and attitude toward Vladimir Putin and Russia. "Putin likes me," glowed Trump in a July 25, 2016 Tweet.

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Trump ...

Posted on 2 August 2016 Keep Reading...

Games, eBooks, Music? There is a Tax for That

Digital Downloads Tax Takes Effect Today

August 1, 2016, Harrisburg, Pa.–Pennsylvanians who didn't stock up on iTunes, eBooks, and game apps yesterday will begin paying more today, as the 6 percent sales tax on digital downloads, satellite radio, and streaming video and audio such as ...

Posted on 1 August 2016 Keep Reading...

Hillary Flunks Economics 101

Overall, business investments are directly correlated with higher levels of job creation, better wages, less destitution and more economic security. That's a basic fact from Economics-101 that shouldn't be hard to understand.
This positive linkage between investment and economic improvement is ...

Posted on 1 August 2016 Keep Reading...

America's Political Dysfunction

An unhealthy gap separates the American people and the nation's governing elite.

Anti-intuitively, on some important issues, Bernie Sanders supporters have more in common with grassroots conservatives than they do with elected Democrats: Establishment ...

Posted on 1 August 2016 Keep Reading...

'In God We Trust' Anniversary

Washington, DC -- Congressional Prayer Caucus Co-Chairmen Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-04) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the following statements in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the day President Eisenhower signed legislation officially adopting "In God We Trust" ...

Posted on 1 August 2016 Keep Reading...

Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Historically Americans have complained that elections offer little real choice between presidential candidates or policies. Democrats and Republicans look much alike, act much alike and govern much alike. A choice between "Frick" and "Frack" is no choice at all.

But ...

Posted on 1 August 2016 Keep Reading...

European Union Banking System a Mess

In January, European Union (EU) bureaucrats based in Brussels passed an EU banking reform referred to as the BRRD. The BRRD stands for Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive. The reform rules were aimed at shielding EU taxpayers from bailing out troubled EU banks with taxpayer-sourced funding. ...

Posted on 29 July 2016 Keep Reading...

PA Liquor System Restrictive

Pennsylvania has one of the most restrictive alcohol sales systems in the country. We are one of only two states that have state-run retail and wholesale liquor sales. Despite strident opposition from Democrats and some Republicans to privatize and liberalize alcohol sales for Pennsylvanians, the ...

Posted on 28 July 2016 Keep Reading...

PSEA Intensified Bullying of Religious Objectors

New Union Policy Tramples Due Process, Strips Legal Rights

July 27, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–As religious objectors to union membership, teachers Jane Ladley (retired, Chester County), Chris Meier (Lancaster County), and Linda Misja (Armstrong County) can send ...

Posted on 27 July 2016 Keep Reading...

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