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Journey of a Thousand Miles

Centuries ago the Chinese philosopher Lao Tuz observed that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” The same can be said for the modest pension reform law signed this week by Governor Tom Wolf. Proponents call the law “transformative," others say it will do little or ...

Posted on 12 June 2017 Keep Reading...

New Conservative Legal Mainstream

Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy claimed that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was not in the “legal mainstream.” They were referring to the “living Constitution” approach to constitutional interpretation. That interpretative approach, still thriving today and ...

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We Are Living in Safest Period in Human History

1 in 30,000.

1 in 10,000,000.

1 in 160,000,000.

They aren’t lottery odds, but the chances that your commercial flight will possibly be hijacked.

There are ...

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Deplorable Votes Matter

In his June 5 column, “Why Elites Hate: The liberal contempt for middle America is baked into the idea of identity politics,” Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn maintained that Democrats have lost votes and political power through their recurring expressions of condescension.
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Posted on 9 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Pension Reform: Symbolism Over Substance

On Monday, the Senate passed SB 1 with an overwhelming majority, 40-9, vote. The House is widely expected to pass the pension "reform" legislation this week and send it to Governor Wolf's desk; where he is widely expected to sign it. One of the things absent this year is the usual wailing ...

Posted on 8 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Hillary's Hilarious 'Herstory'

In May, a New York Magazine feature quoted (unemployed) Hillary Clinton: "I beat both of them."

Not quite. In a rigged primary, Clinton outlasted Bernie Sanders, who’s not even a Democrat, but, by an Electoral College vote of 304 to 227, lost to ...

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Paris Climate Accords: Cutting Through the Fog

The big news this week is the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The big news last week was President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord.
The Comey testimony is consuming our national attention, especially in our ...

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Addis Enters U.S. Senate Race

Republican businessman Paul Addis has made it official, he is jumping into the race to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.

Addis released three videos on his website announcing his bid, giving his criticisms of the GOP, and what he will do to beat Casey.
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Pension Reforms Heads to Wolf

Bill Establishing 401(k)-Type Component Heads to Governor

June 8, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.â€"In an overwhelming, bipartisan vote, the state House today voted 143-53 to approve transformative pension reform legislation hailed as a part of a “major turn-around ...

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Coalition for Civil Justice Reform Launches Web Site


PA Coalition for Civil Justice Reform Launches Website
Online Effort Seeks to Prevent Lawsuit Abuse, Identify Problems in the Legal System and Promote Fairness in the Courts

HARRISBURG, PA â€" The statewide organization working to prevent lawsuit abuse ...

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