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The Perils of Cooking Intelligence

Recent revelations by the Pentagon's inspector general indicates that U.S. Central Command, which bears responsibility for military operations in the Middle East, altered intelligence analyses to support the Obama administration's contention that limited air strikes have "contained ISIS." ...

Posted on 21 March 2016 Keep Reading...

No Need to Consider Judge Garland

With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia the Supreme Court is left with one chief justice and seven associate justices. President Obama has nominated Merrick B. Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who was a Clinton appointee and clerked under liberal Supreme Court Justice ...

Posted on 18 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Having a 'Trump Talk' with Your Kids

I was watching a Republican presidential debate as my eight-year-old, John, sat next to me. Donald Trump, the front-runner, looked left and ripped Ted Cruz as a "liar" before seamlessly pivoting right and skewering Marco Rubio as a "sweating choke artist." "Lying Ted!" ...

Posted on 18 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Trump Towers Over Divided Opposition

November 1976: As the last votes trickle in from Ohio, Gerald Ford defeats Jimmy Carter in a nail-biter. His upset victory is remarkable considering the unpopularity of the Nixon pardon and the post-Watergate weakness of the Republican Party.

Of course that ...

Posted on 17 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Teacher Pension System Lost Money

The Pennsylvania Public Schools Employee Retirement System (PSERS), released its 2015 performance results last week, and they weren't good. PSERS assumes a 7.5 percent rate each year to avoid appearing even more underfunded than its publically stated $44 BILLION in unfunded liabilities. For 2015, ...

Posted on 17 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Another Wolf Veto Would Create Chaos

Representative Stephen Bloom
199th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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March 16, 2016

Bloom: Another ...

Posted on 17 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Toomey: 'No' to Merrick Garland

Toomey Releases Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

Washington D.C. — Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland by President Obama to become an associate justice of the U.S. ...

Posted on 17 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Oil Production Quotas

Oil prices have virtually collapsed and OPEC and other oil producing nations are considering quotas and production limits to drive prices up.
The damage to the oil producing nations of lower oil prices is clear but the benefits of a free market system operating freely is even more significant. ...

Posted on 17 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Passenger Count Up at Pittsburgh Airport

(March 16, 2016)--When the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board hired their new Airport Authority CEO in January 2015, there were high expectations regarding Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and its passenger count. Since January 2015, the results appear to be modestly ...

Posted on 16 March 2016 Keep Reading...

Toward a More Compassionate Pennsylvania

Are Pennsylvanians who wish to curb welfare, food stamp and unemployment benefit fraud just hateful people who enjoy taking things from others?
No, they're practical and compassionate. They advocate enforcement to preserve those financially-unsound programs for the people who really need them. ...

Posted on 15 March 2016 Keep Reading...

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