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Corbett Gains, But Wolf Still Leads

Franklin ~Marshall College Poll

The 24th year of consecutive polling in Pennsylvania

Below are the highlights of the October 2014, Franklin ~Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters. Complete results can be found at ...

Posted on 29 October 2014 Keep Reading...

A Challenge to College Students

Full-time employment across the developed world is generally defined as 40 to 44 hours per week. The expectations are lower in some countries, such as France, where full-time employment is set at 35 hours per week. The typical college student in America, however, seems to follow a lighter ...

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Taxation Without Representation?

(October 29, 2014)--The General Assembly has approved changes to Act 47, the statute written to help municipalities that become fiscally distressed. Part of the overhaul is language allowing distressed municipalities that have fallen beyond rock bottom to pursue an avenue of dis-incorporation.
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Obama Administration: A Zero Sum Game

Net number of workers added to U.S. employment rolls under the Obama Administration. ZERO [actually, negative numbers — lowest labor participation rate in four decades]

Degrees of global warming in the past two decades. ZERO. "Green" financial ...

Posted on 28 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Barack Obama's 'Malaise'

In July, 1979, President Jimmy Carter made a nationally televised address still known as Carter's "malaise" speech.

Intended to address energy policy, the speech, as PBS reported, evolved through "the most remarkable exercise in presidential ...

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Pot Brownies ~Putin's Trolls

Not once in my life have I ever said to anyone, "You wanna smoke a bowl?"
Still, I get ads via emails on my computer about water bongs, vaporizers, smoking pipes and scales.

With edibles, I get emails about pot brownies and marijuana-infused peach ...

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Dollar as a World Currency

Unparalleled economic growth compared to the rest of the world has been the experience in the United States economy since the founding of our republic.

However, since the "dot-com" bubble in 2001 and the real estate meltdown in 2008, the recovery has ...

Posted on 27 October 2014 Keep Reading...

D.C. Elites Miss Signs Pointing to GOP Senate

BROOKHAVEN, W.Va - If you don't look in the weeds, sometimes you miss the signs.

Late this summer, along the edges of this Mountain State town, a homemade sign jutted from the edge of a country road. It read, simply: "Change is coming."

A few ...

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A President Who Doesn't Seek Advice?

The Government Accountability Institute reports that President Obama continues to skip the majority of his Presidential Daily Briefings. This is a stunning fact, first reported two years ago and now updated and reconfirmed. Worse, it was also just reported that Obama likewise doesn't consult his ...

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Priebus Does a Gut Check

WASHINGTON-The Nov. 4 election could test the work the Republican Party has done to change party culture and the mechanics of reaching out to voters after painful losses two years ago.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, whose task force ...

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