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Is Senate GOP Leader Impediment to Reform?

October 1, 2014:

One of the most common questions people ask us is, why can't Harrisburg enact reforms like they have in Wisconsin, Indiana or Michigan?
According to a letter sent from Senator Scott Wagner to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, the blame in large part rests on the ...

Posted on 1 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Unions Have Lost Their Way

Across the nation, union membership is rapidly declining as more and more workers conclude that unions have lost their way.

Once advocates for legitimately constructive reforms like improved working conditions and child labor laws, today ideologically driven ...

Posted on 1 October 2014 Keep Reading...

Wagner Calls for Pileggi Ouster

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Posted on 30 September 2014 Keep Reading...

What To Do About Common Core

A Pennsylvania mother attended her child's Back to School Night this month. The parents were told that there will be a new grading system because of Common Core, and that there was nothing that they could do about it because the state had spoken.

In fact, nothing ...

Posted on 30 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh Magnet Schools: How Are They Doing?

(September 30, 2014)--The superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) recently reported on the 2014 results on the state achievement tests taken by City school students saying she was grateful for the work principals and teachers had done to achieve a modest improvement in scores. ...

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Kane Playing Politics With E-Mail-gate

By Simon Campbell

The state Capitol has been buzzing with the news that between 2008 and 2012 scores of current and former employees of the Attorney General's office have been allegedly trading X-rated images and videos over taxpayer-funded computers.

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Posted on 30 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Where Did the Global Warming Go?

National media kept busy last week whitewashing another left-wing street theater production, this one symbolically protesting a poorly-understood, uncontrollable phenomenon. At the People's Climate March in New York and other cities, anxious protesters amped up their rhetoric even as their climate ...

Posted on 29 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Lament of the Fed Up Voter

FOND DU LAC, Wis.
Marv Rach spent 38 of his 69 years as a registered Democrat.

Now the Vietnam War veteran and retired factory supervisor is a Republican, not because he has a great love for that party but because his old party left him no choice, he said. ...

Posted on 29 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Examining Conservative 'Support' for Common Core

Most conservatives instinctively and correctly oppose Common Core. The issue becomes muddy when a few high-profile conservatives appear to be in favor of it. Such support provides a bottomless font of schadenfreude for Common Core's mostly liberal supporters and gives them an effective wedge issue. ...

Posted on 29 September 2014 Keep Reading...

Obama Climate Policies Hurt Poor

In anticipation of this week's United Nations Climate Summit, tens of thousands of activists stormed Manhattan in what organizers dubbed "The Peoples Climate March."

Organized by environmentalist, labor, and self-styled social justice groups, marchers demanded "climate ...

Posted on 26 September 2014 Keep Reading...

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