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GOP Leadership Rooted in Wisconsin

SOMERS, Wis. - They are Badgers, Brewers and Packers fans.

More comfortable in jeans and boots than suits and ties, they love their state with a passion only a local could comprehend, grew up in middle-class families and speak plainly about not only their values ...

Posted on 13 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Why PA Should Not Enact a Severence Tax on Natural Gas

As the governor's race heats up in Pennsylvania, one of the central issues is whether to enact a severance tax on natural gas. Democrat candidate Tom Wolf has emphasized the fact that Pennsylvania is the only state in the country without a severance tax. Critics of the status quo argue that the ...

Posted on 10 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Islamic Terrorism and U.S. Role

Bombing is not a strategy!

Without a clear understanding of the mission and strategy behind the current "bombing campaign" against ISIS, our nation faces a grave risk of a 30 year war as former Secretary of Defense Panetta warns.

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Posted on 10 October 2014 Keep Reading...

PA's Odd Fellows: Corruption and Reform

To address both corruption and reform in the same article about Pennsylvania presents a certain linguistic irony. The latter, corruption, has been among the most common terms used to describe Pennsylvania politics while the latter, reform, has been among the least frequently encountered phenomenon ...

Posted on 10 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Government Intrusion Into Education

In Walt Disney's classic Cinderella, a letter arrives inviting every maiden in the kingdom to a ball at the palace.The stepsisters immediately begin planning for the event, and Cinderella quietly tells her stepmother that since she is a maiden, she is included in the invitation and she plans to ...

Posted on 8 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Barbarians Inside the Gates

On the eve of Scotland's vote on independence, News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch was on the phone from London to Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto. Said Mr. Murdoch, a man with a legendary political eye:

I think there's meaning in this, and I think it goes beyond ...

Posted on 8 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Wolf Education Plan Would Double Income Tax Rate

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

Wolf's $4.6 Billion in New Education Spending Would Require Doubling State Income Tax Analysis Reveals PA Families Face a Potential 121% Increase in Personal Income Taxes ...

Posted on 8 October 2014 Keep Reading...

GOP Shouldn't Just Accept Senate Victory

Republicans will win a U.S. Senate majority this November, but, lacking a strategy other than "not them," the GOP may miss a larger opportunity.
Presently holding 45 of 100, Republicans need six additional seats to win a Senate majority. Because Democrats have all but conceded current ...

Posted on 8 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Redeveloping the Lower Hill

(October 8, 2014)--Late in the summer, the Mayor of Pittsburgh announced that he wanted to establish the largest ever Tax Increment Financing district (TIF) in the City of Pittsburgh's history. The proposed TIF will stretch from the Lower Hill through the Upper Hill to the City's Oakland ...

Posted on 8 October 2014 Keep Reading...

The Ebola Factor

Mindboggling. Astounding. Incomprehensible.

All perfectly describe the string of mistakes and idiotic actions of government officials and health care professionals dealing with the Ebola virus on American soil.

But the most ...

Posted on 8 October 2014 Keep Reading...

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