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In an attempt to look for funding for public higher education, the Pennsylvania House and Senate voted – in a spineless bi-partisan effort – to submit and sell-out the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to our modern-day Robber Barons.  With the passing of Senate …

__________ Lee Camp is a stand-up comic. …Sometimes people make him write things too. He’s a contributor to The Onion and has performed stand-up comedy at events featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. If you like Lee Camp, you’ll be happy to hear …

An Appeal for Clemency for Terrance Williams: URGENT

September 10, 2012 // 3 Comments

Currently, Terrance “Terry” Williams is awaiting his death, scheduled for less than a month from today. On October 3, 2012, Terry will be executed by the state of Pennsylvania unless Governor Tom Corbett and the Board of Pardons can be convinced to commute Terry’s death …

Our tax dollars have become RADiculous

September 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Every so often, the tax exempt status of our regions non-profits prompts a fair bit of discussion in the public square. Recent articles in the Post-Gazette written by both Nicholas Cafardi and Sally Kalson have described how the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned the legal standard …

A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing is more important …

Remember that mobile home park that was the subject of my last post? The 32 families that were being displaced from their homes (without adequate compensation) to make way for a water-withdrawal facility to service the natural gas industry? Well, here’s a bit of an update… Photo …

Romney and Bain: Americas Job Killers

June 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.  This is all we hear about as every politician in the country rolls through New Hampshire.  Some are trying to be President, other are here supporting someone running for President.  Every campaign from local state representative to President of the United States, …

Reclaiming Our Working Class Family Values

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

As we move further into the twenty-first century, I have come to the realization that many of us have forgotten where we came from. I would wager that many who are doctors, lawyers, elected officials and captains of industry came from humble means. Working class …

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