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Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

Editor's note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential frontrunner, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they've been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care ...

Posted on 6 March 2015 Keep Reading...

Personal Accountability

The character of a nation and its core values determine whether or not a nation will survive. Be it the fall of the Roman Empire, the fall of the Third Reich, or most other empires, the root causes usually point to some "decay", "self-indulgences" or other failures of character ...

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PA Family Update

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To our Friends in Pittsburgh: Join us at Duquesne University March 12
Even while the Republican legislature and Democratic governor are vigorously debating the details of Pennsylvania ...

Posted on 6 March 2015 Keep Reading...

Budget: Starting from Scratch

Concluding that Governor Tom Wolf's budget plan is "not based in reality," Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said the General Assembly is "going to have to start from scratch" in developing a General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

House Speaker Mike ...

Posted on 5 March 2015 Keep Reading...

Wolf Budget Breaks New Ground

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously observed, "Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's new budget with its imposing array of new taxes promises to determine exactly how much Pennsylvanians are willing ...

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Does Faith of Presidents Matter?

Last month we celebrated the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two presidents whose deep but somewhat unconventional faith has evoked great debate. Does the faith of presidents truly matter? Does it significantly affect how they think, live, and govern? Concluding that it does ...

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Could Demographics Be Destiny?

In September, 2013, the Washington Post published an article entitled "The Northeast is getting older…" detailing state-by-state median age data.

In 1990, Pennsylvania's median age was 34.9 years, third behind Florida (36.2) and West Virginia ...

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Remembering M. Stanton Evans

Journalist M. Stanton Evans passed away at the age of 80 on March 3. Calling him "journalist," while accurate, isn't quite adequate. Yes, he became the youngest editor of a major metropolitan daily newspaper when named editor of The Indianapolis News at age 26, and later founded the ...

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Wolf Budget: Good, Bad, Ugly

There was a lot not to like in Governor Wolf's first budget address. For the most part, it was a wish list of higher taxes and more government spending. The Governor wants to increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 6.6 percent. On top of that, he is proposing a 20 percent increase in the personal ...

Posted on 4 March 2015 Keep Reading...

Manipulation by Test

There has been much discussion about the invalidity of the Common Core assessments. There has been next to none about the fact that it is easily possible to use both the content and the scoring of these assessments improperly.

A few examples will ...

Posted on 4 March 2015 Keep Reading...

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