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It's the Delegates, Stupid

As the lengthy presidential primary and caucus season moves into its end stages the electorate is beginning to realize that winning delegates is more important than winning states. The value of delegates is rising in both the Democratic and Republican contests as Bernie Sanders' victories fail to ...

Posted on 5 April 2016 Keep Reading...

Cruz v Sanders: The Debate America Needs

"May you live in interesting times." This apocryphal saying sums up the state of politics in America in 2016. It is a time of upheaval, and as Tocqueville reminds us, the most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform. Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, ...

Posted on 5 April 2016 Keep Reading...

Obamacare Turns Six

This month we celebrated an anniversary that no one really wanted.

It's been six years since President Obama signed into law the signature achievement of his presidency: Obamacare. And, now that we're in the last year of the Obama presidency, it's worth taking a ...

Posted on 5 April 2016 Keep Reading...

Will Wisconsin be Trump's Waterloo?

What rich irony, if one of the most calculating politicians in modern American politics miscalculated the will of Wisconsin's Republican voters, something Democrats have done repeatedly since 2010.

If Donald Trump loses Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday, it will not ...

Posted on 4 April 2016 Keep Reading...

Revisions Wipe Out Pittsburgh Job Gains

(March 30, 2016)--Every month the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release details about the previous month's employment totals for the Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area (MSA). These releases elicit responses from analysts who try to make ...

Posted on 31 March 2016 Keep Reading...

DEP Secretary's Math Doesn't Add Up

First, a little background. In 2010, the EPA in Washington, DC imposed regulations governing nutrients that made their way into the Chesapeake Bay. The Susquehanna River is part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed; giving the EPA authority over nearly half of Pennsylvania's landmass due to the various ...

Posted on 31 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Devils and Anti-Capitalists

People believe some funny stuff -- some of it religious, some of it about economics.

A long-running idea in the Catholic Church, for instance, says the devil can be scared off by the sight of the cross or a medal of St. Benedict.
American historian Henry ...

Posted on 31 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Napolitano, Cruz, Kasich, Demint to Headline PLC

(Harrisburg, PA) — The 27th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be held this Friday and Saturday (April 1-2, 2016) at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. Headlining the premier annual gathering of conservatives in Pennsylvania will be Fox News ...

Posted on 28 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Mizzou: A Lesson for Higher Ed

The University of Missouri provided higher education a general object lesson by capitulating to last fall's student demonstrations over an unsubstantiated "racial crisis" consisting of a few alleged incidents outside administration control. A threatened boycott by black members of ...

Posted on 28 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Gov. Wolf Accepts Reality

At a press conference Wednesday, Governor Wolf begrudgingly accepted reality and announced that he would allow the recently passed budget to become law. He will not sign the budget, but the Pennsylvania Constitution allows legislation passed by the General Assembly to become law ten days after ...

Posted on 24 March 2016 Keep Reading...

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