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Kane's Back-Handed Exoneration of Corbett

While acknowledging that Corbett, previously as AG himself, investigating Jerry Sandusky, did not politicize the Sandusky investigation, Kane still called Corbett's choices in that investigation "inexcusable" and "inexplicable."

Without ...

Posted on 26 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Being 'Offended' is Not Establishment of Religion

The Elmbrook School District operates two public high schools in suburban Wisconsin. Finding that its own gymnasiums were cramped, hot, and uncomfortable, and at the request of students, it decided to move joint graduation ceremonies to a local Protestant church which offered air conditioning, more ...

Posted on 25 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Time to Stop Pandering

In the political dictionary, an example of "pandering" is a candidate saying what he think sounds good – often a plank of the other party's platform – despite knowing it's bad policy.

Ironically, pandering virtually never works, because ...

Posted on 25 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Fudging the Job Numbers

President Barack Obama has launched his Fifth Annual Summer of Recovery.
A recent administration jobs report trumpeted that the United States economy has reached a level of "payroll employment" equal to "pre-recession levels."
Celebrate, America!

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Posted on 25 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Saccone: No Severance Tax

There is a renewed effort by "tax-everything" proponents and their ilk to offer an extraction tax on the Marcellus Shale gas industry as a panacea to the budget shortfall we are experiencing in Pennsylvania.

Fortunately for the economic future of ...

Posted on 25 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Why Republicans Should Not Raise Taxes

With the state budget over a billion dollars out of balance and elections approaching the pressure is on the governing Republican majority in Harrisburg to raise taxes. They should not. To do so would be bad public policy, bad politics, and an abandonment of promise and principle.

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Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

The Political Science Behind Global Warming

Is the Law of Gravity settled science? One might think so, but, annually, significant investments of scientific resources are made to discover anti-gravity.

In particle physics, quark modeling has been a contentious topic.
Mathematicians still dispute ...

Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Give Teachers Freedom to Choose

Helping a student work through a math problem and seeing the process finally click for the first time is an incredible adrenaline rush. It's why I do my job. I've taught math, social studies, and special education in Lawrence County's Ellwood City School District for five years now.

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Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Tragedy to End All Tragedies

The Great War (sometimes in America it was termed the European War) was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, 100 years ago this week, on June 28, 1914. The war was a continuation of the fragile balancing of the European powers, when the closely related noble ...

Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Kasich: Nobody's Guy

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- John Kasich sits, legs crossed and arms waving expressively, at the table where Abraham Lincoln sat with another Ohio governor and received a telegram informing him that certified election results made him president-elect of the United States.

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Posted on 23 June 2014 Keep Reading...

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