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Remembering Iwo Jima

On February 19, 1945, 20-year-old Bill Young of Mooresville, North Carolina, disembarked an LST on a miserable hunk of black rock called Iwo Jima. He was part of a 75-mile-long convoy of ships preparing to dislodge the Japanese from this volcanic remnant of an island. The territory was formally ...

Posted on 19 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Oil: Surplus or Deflation?

What is behind the oil price decline

Conventional wisdom indicates slowing global economy and increased production are the root causes behind the precipitous drop in oil prices since mid-2014.

To limit the analysis of the decline ...

Posted on 19 February 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Doesn't Need an Extraction Tax

February 18, 2015:

Governor Wolf is off and running to increase taxes on the natural gas industry. He intends on using the money from an extraction tax to increase school funding. As our friends at the Commonwealth Foundation point out, state spending on public education is at an all-time ...

Posted on 18 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Intended Consequences

Sometimes folks try to do something good but, because they couldn't predict all of the results of their actions or because they lack a piece of important information, their actions cause harm instead of benefit. We call this sequence of events unintended consequences.

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Posted on 18 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Phelim McAleer to Speak at PLC

February 18, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lowman S. Henry
(717) 671-0776
lhenry@lincolninstitute.org


Phelim McAleer Producer of Gosnell
to Speak at 2015 PA Leadership Conference

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Posted on 17 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Marcellus Impact Fee Benefits Western PA

(February 17, 2015)--Act 13 of 2012 set an impact fee on drillers for each unconventional well started (spud) into the Marcellus Shale formation within the Commonwealth's borders. Act 13 sets the parameters and ranges for the fee which is determined by a formula using the average selling price of ...

Posted on 17 February 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Pro-Life Federation News

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation February 17, 2015

Urge Your State Lawmakers Not to
Co-Sponsor Assisted Suicide Bills

A move is underway in the state legislature to reverse Pennsylvania's ...

Posted on 17 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Dent Short-Circuits House Anti-Abortion Push

Many practical conservatives would prefer to avoid social issues, to focus on the economy and winning the White House.

In fact, some blamed Rick Santorum's 2012 attention-attracting exploitation of social issues for aiding President Barack Obama's reelection by ...

Posted on 16 February 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Dems Have Image Problem

Even with their candidate in the governor's mansion and the promise of a national convention in Philadelphia, this year has had a rocky start for Pennsylvania Democrats.

"We've been distracted, there's no question," Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa of ...

Posted on 16 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Good and Bad Economics

"A book so powerful in its clarity and simplicity that we can declare, without question, that it has shaped our world," wrote Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek regarding the intellectual and policy impact of "Economics in One Lesson," a best-selling and influential economics primer by ...

Posted on 16 February 2015 Keep Reading...

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