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CAP Scores Election Wins

Although the Governor's race will receive the lion's share of attention, there were some important victories for taxpayers last night in House and Senate races.

CAP's lone endorsed candidate, Pat Stefano won his campaign for Senate by nearly 15 points. The margin of victory is significant ...

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Why Did Corbett Miss the Wave?

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Contact: Cindy Hamill
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Why Did Corbett Miss the Wave?
Voters rejected persona, not policies, amidst union-funded demonization

Last night, candidates embracing free-market policies ...

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How WWI Became a Religious Crusade

Historian Fritz Stern once remarked that the Great War was the "first calamity of the 20th century, the calamity from which all other calamities sprang." On the centenary of World War I there is an overwhelming sensation of futility in the war's outbreak, its nature, and its legacies. WWI ...

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Return of the Zombie Congress

With the midterm elections just behind us, Americans might think they can finally stop worrying about politics for a while. Not so fast! Now is when they need to be more vigilant than ever.

Although dozens of politicians were replaced with fresh faces on Election ...

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Death from a Thousand Cuts

The historic scope of Tom Corbett's loss on Tuesday must be understood to place it in any meaningful perspective. In losing to Democrat Tom Wolf, he became the first Pennsylvania governor in 40 years to fail to win reelection--and his party became the first party in 60 years to fail to win two ...

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Philadelphia: Closed for Business

Last week Philadelphia City Council made it clear that "Philadelphia is closed for business". Not only is Council walking from a good deal, but they are doing so in manner that must be chilling to the business community. City Council President Darrell Clark announced that Council was ...

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Repair Time On, Under Captol Dome

WASHINGTON - Construction scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol dome like a metal honeycomb. Yet this iconic symbol of freedom, built to host the men and women who enact America's laws, still gleams beautifully on a cloudless fall day.

Unseen by the naked eye, ...

Posted on 3 November 2014 Keep Reading...

And Everybody Said, Amen

We all say it at the end of every prayer, mostly without even thinking about it. In actuality, when we say, "Amen", we are saying, "So be it", meaning that we agree with the words expressed in the prayer we are responding to.

Our vote is our ...

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Why America Struggles With Ebola

We've talked about Ebola's lethality and the government's staggering ineptitude.

Now it's time to admit Ebola likely is here to stay. That's not because it's an efficient killer. It's much more basic. Ebola will thrive because it is being enabled by America's Big ...

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One Day, Many Elections

How many gubernatorial elections will Pennsylvania hold this November? A trick question? Yes, sort of — but the question reveals an important and too little recognized characteristic of state elections.

We vote statewide, but the votes come from 67 counties ...

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