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Wolf Vetoes Pension Reform

UPDATE: Governor Wolf vetoed the pension reform proposal passed by the General Assembly. When it came to employees of the Wolf group (and its bottom line) a 401k was fine. However, with taxpayers picking up the tab, the Governor insists on being much more generous and continuing an outdated and ...

Posted on 10 July 2015 Keep Reading...

No Laughing Matter: Larry Flynt Endorses Hillary

"I'm endorsing Hillary Clinton for president."

So declared Larry Flynt, founder of the Hustler magazine empire that has made millions photographing nude women. Flynt proffered his enthusiastic endorsement in an interview with Bloomberg.

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Posted on 9 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Toomey Measure to Protects Kids Passes Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2015
Contact: E.R. Anderson (202) 224-8609
Toomey's Measure to Ban "Passing the Trash" Clears Senate
Bipartisan Amendment Helps Protect Kids from Pedophiles in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate ...

Posted on 9 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Allegheny County Assessment Appeals

(July 8, 2015)--Earlier this year we wrote about the 2014 appeals of assessed values heard by Allegheny County's Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review. That Brief (Volume 15, Number 12) showed that appeals on residential and commercial property brought by the owners of the properties, ...

Posted on 8 July 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Death Penalty Lingers

Today it's pensions, liquor privatization and educational funding. These white-hot issues pervade the policy debate in Pennsylvania, sucking so much political oxygen out of the air that other issues seem virtually invisible.

Will pensions, liquor and educational funding ever go away? Will ...

Posted on 7 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Barack Obama and the Grace of God

President Barack Obama's remarkable eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, one of the nine victims of the recent tragic shooting there, has again called attention to the president's often misunderstood faith. Obama's singing of the ...

Posted on 7 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Immigration Focus Misses the Problem

Donald Trump's comments on illegal immigrants have ignited the latest firestorm to engulf the herd of candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But by continuing to focus on illegal immigration the debate misses a much larger problem: the sad state of America's relationship ...

Posted on 7 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Embassy or Not, Cuba Will Remain in Misery

(This article originally appeared in the Daily Caller.)

Just this past week President Obama announced that the American embassy would be re-opened, part of the Obama administration's step-by-step policy to normalize American-Cuban relations. The general narrative ...

Posted on 7 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Mercatus: PA 41st in Fiscal Health

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has issued its report on the fiscal health of the 50 states. Here are this year's Top 10 and Bottom 10 rankings:

1. Alaska
2. North Dakota
3. South Dakota
4. Nebraska
5. Florida
6. Wyoming
7. ...

Posted on 7 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Bill Clinton: Undeterred by Evidence

By all accounts, Bill Clinton, Rhodes Scholar, twice governor and two-term
president, is a smart man.

Intelligent, perhaps, but he's too clever by half. During a recent Bloomberg
interview in which he "answered" questions about the
Clinton ...

Posted on 6 July 2015 Keep Reading...

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