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Seeing Through Rose Colored Glasses

Mary Poppins was "practically perfect in every way," except that Mary Poppins isn't real. I fall very short of "practically perfect" in any way, every single day. I do things I regret; even more I fail to do things I should. Beyond these sins of omission and commission, however, ...

Posted on 26 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Income Inequality Top Democrat Concern

Pennsylvania's delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia rate income inequality as the most important issue facing the nation. They also are concerned over who will be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Development of alternate energy resources along ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

2016 Democratic Delegate Alternate Delegate Survey

RESPONDENTS: 44 of 44

Section I: FEDERAL LEVEL ISSUE QUESTIONS

1. With ONE being the LEAST important and FIVE being the MOST important; we would like to know how you rate the importance of the following ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Everyone Wins in State Budget, Except Taxpayers

All of the Harrisburg power players got what they wanted out of the state budget, leaving Pennsylvania taxpayers with the bill. The public sector unions got to keep their unrivaled, unsustainable retirement benefits. Governor Tom Wolf got more money for public K-12 education, in excess of the ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

America the Surreal

When the surreal becomes the norm, then what is surreal?

The rhetorical question of surreal versus normal behavior is playing itself out throughout our nation. When a society's boundaries of acceptable behavior become so distorted then the very fabric of society ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Income Inequality Top Democratic Delegate Concern

Pennsylvania's delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia rate income inequality as the most important issue facing the nation. They also are concerned over who will be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Development of alternate energy resources along ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Harrisburg Has to Change

Harrisburg has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. How many times have I made that statement in the last two years? I could probably do some back-of-the-napkin math to calculate an estimate, but let's just say too many. Regardless, I will continue saying it until something changes with how ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Big Government Killing Philly

DNC in Philly: Top 5 Ways Big-Government Policies Are Killing the Host City
Philadelphians Suffering, Fleeing Due to Policies that Hurt Economic Growth

July 21, 2016, Philadelphia, Pa.–As all eyes turn to Philadelphia next week for the Democratic National ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Loss for 'Ghost Teachers,' Win for Taxpayers

As we have previously noted, it is fairly common and legal in Pennsylvania for teachers to engage in union activity while continuing to collect their teaching salary. The practice, officially known as "release time", is written into union contracts all over the commonwealth. In addition ...

Posted on 21 July 2016 Keep Reading...

To Understand Police Shootings, Look for Motive

It was former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who once famously said, "…never let a serious crisis go to waste." Many people don't know that he was actually parroting a phrase from radical leftist Saul Alinsky. It's about as cynical a phrase as any social or political scientist ...

Posted on 21 July 2016 Keep Reading...

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