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The Truth About Socialism

Many Millennials are finding socialism attractive–at least as presented by Bernie Sanders. This is perplexing because there is ample and dramatic evidence of how a full-fledged socialist state fails its own citizens so miserably.

Witness Venezuela. Fifteen ...

Posted on 21 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Trump, Clinton Close in PA

June 21, 2016 - Clinton Inches Up In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

FLORIDA: Clinton 47 - Trump 39
OHIO: Clinton 40 - Trump 40
PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 42 - Trump 41

Democrat Hillary ...

Posted on 21 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Look at Motive, Not Means

The tragedy of the murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend is intense and Americans of all political persuasions are rightly shocked and outraged. Statistically, it was one of the worst mass murders in our history. But it is not the worst, as many news stories might lead us to ...

Posted on 20 June 2016 Keep Reading...

PAT Looks at Fare Changes

At its April meeting, the Port Authority (PAT) board of directors voted to overhaul the fare policy for the mass transit system, effective January 1, 2017. Zone pricing will be gone and in its place will be a single flat fare. Riders will pay when they enter a vehicle, inbound or outbound, and ...

Posted on 20 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Wake Up PA!

$15 million of new pension debt each and every day over the last 15 years! That's what our state government has dumped on the taxpayers of the Commonwealth, all the while falsely claiming to have had balanced budgets and making Pennsylvanians some of the highest taxed and most debt burdened ...

Posted on 20 June 2016 Keep Reading...

What's Really Gone Wrong in Higher Ed

ON MAY 31, The Virginian-Pilot editorialized that legislators in Virginia
should keep "hands off higher ed." The Pilot took the position that the
General Assembly should not dictate policy to colleges. They also wrote:
"In the late 1990s Gov. Jim Gilmore, while hauling back ...

Posted on 20 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Stop Shooting from the Hip

Another mass killing. Another example of inexcusable incompetence. And another round of "leaders" shooting from the hip on important issues that deserve more than just politicized sound bites.

In the aftermath of the nightclub massacre in Orlando, where ...

Posted on 20 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Pension Reform Overpromises, Underdelivers

House Pension 'Reform' Overpromises, Underdelivers
Senate Should Enact True Reform That Protects Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pa.–The state House today passed a pension bill that promises reform but delivers little savings and keeps the state steaming ...

Posted on 20 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Trump's Keys to the Keystone State

Two questions dominate all others as the fall presidential campaign begins in Pennsylvania. Can the GOP win in Pennsylvania in 2016? If so, how do they do it?

The answer to the first - can the GOP win Pennsylvania? - determines whether the second is worth asking.

The consensus on ...

Posted on 16 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Beginning A Dialog About Race

"The history of all hitherto existing societies is a history of class struggles." -- Karl Marx. Does the left perpetuate a myth of pervasive racism in America to exploit Marx's political dictum?

Are progressives who demand a national dialog about race, ...

Posted on 16 June 2016 Keep Reading...

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