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Mississippi Mudslinging

I spent most of last week in Jackson Mississippi looking into the irregularities — and potential illegalities -- in the Republican Senatorial runoff election between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel. Here's a quick rundown on why that election even took place.

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Posted on 14 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Land Banks: What Are They?

(August 13, 2014)--There is a new type of bank in town, but instead of operating in the world of deposits, withdrawals and making loans, it deals with property–specifically, dilapidated, worn out, vacant, tax-delinquent, underutilized, unwanted property where it might be impossible to ...

Posted on 13 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Tough Love for Philadelphia Schools

Would you invest in a business whose product failed 80% of the time? If so, you might want to contribute money to the City of Philadelphia School District where, according to the Commonwealth Foundation, studies show that percentage of students cannot read or do math at grade level.

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Posted on 12 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Border, Energy at Forefront for Jindal

WASHINGTON – If President Obama were serious about reforming America's immigration policy, he would secure the Texas border immediately, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told the Tribune-Review.

"We have got the technology to do it; it is a lack of will and ...

Posted on 12 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Perry County Gun Suit Has No Merit

Perry County has been the source of much ribbing over the years, due to its heavily rural landscape and character, as though its residents are not sufficiently "citified."

View full sizeJosh First When the county installed its first traffic light a few ...

Posted on 11 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Retirement: A New and Different Form of Work

Both financial and physical well-being in retirement require foresight and planning. Although far too many people fail to plan their financial resources, perhaps even more people fail to plan how to invest their hours and days once the structure of the work week is removed by retirement.

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Posted on 11 August 2014 Keep Reading...

PMA: Wolf Commercial on Manufacturing Misses the Mark

STATEMENT BY THE PENNSYLVANIA MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION ON SECRETARY TOM WOLF'S TELEVISON COMMERCIAL "IT CAN WORK"

"Manufacturing is the engine that drives Pennsylvania's economy," said David N. Taylor, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania ...

Posted on 11 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

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Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System

The Juvenile Justice system in Pennsylvania and reforms ...

Posted on 11 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Poll: 81% Support Worker Freedom

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill - (856) 607-4208

New Poll: 81 Percent of Pennsylvanians Support Worker Freedom
This is National Employee Freedom Week, Educating Union Employees about their Rights

August ...

Posted on 11 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Obama vs 'The Top'

"If you look at what's happened over the last four or five years, the folks who don't have a right to complain are the folks at the top," President Obama stated in a recent interview with the Economist magazine.

It's surprisingly clumsy and unscholarly ...

Posted on 8 August 2014 Keep Reading...

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