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Radio Row

Lincoln Radio Journal

(August 21, 2010 - August 27, 2010) David Taylor of the PA Manufacturers Associations hosts a Capitol Watch roundtable discussion on the impact of Obamacare on Pennsylvania businesses with Kevin Shivers of the PA Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business and with Karen Harned, Executive Director of the Small Business Legal Center at the National Federation of Independent Business; And, Lowman Henry has a Town Hall Commentary on the lack of minor party and independent candidates on this year's statewide ballot.

American Radio Journal

(August 21, 2010 - August 27, 2010) Lowman Henry begins the first in a four-part series on public education entitled School: It's Your Choice with Emmett McGroarty of the Preserve Innocence Initiative; Andy Roth of the Club for Growth has the Real Story on primary elections in Washington, Arizona and Florida; And, Col. Frank Ryan, USMC (Ret). has an American Radio Journal commentary on a new word: WANASOMA (We Are Not A Source Of Money Anymore.)

Lincoln Blog

Lincoln Blog

August 16, 2010

The proposed building of a mosque on the perimeter of ground zero, the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, has exploded into a ... [more]

August 09, 2010

While on vacation recently at Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania I came across yet another example of how our state discourages the formation of small businesses.

Near where we stay each year is a ... [more]

August 05, 2010

Chuck Ardo, former press secretary to Governor Ed Rendell has been hired as the new media spokesman to Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson.

This is a classic case of jumping from the proverbial ... [more]

August 03, 2010

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania plans to spend $20 million to refurbish PNC Field in Lackawanna County. The baseball stadium is home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, a minor league baseball ... [more]

July 28, 2010

Less than one month into the new fiscal year Governor Ed Rendell is now admitting what his critics knew -- and said -- before the new state budget agreement was struck: Pennsylvania could not count ... [more]

Sarah Palin

Latest Articles:

Commentary

Lowman Henry

by Lowman S. Henry, Chairman and CEO,
Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research

17 Aug

A Matter of Fairness

Minor party and independent candidates deserve ballot access

The traditional Labor Day kick-off of the political season is almost here, but questions remain as to which candidates will appear on the General Election ballot. This is because all of the minor party and independent candidates who have filed to run for statewide office have had their candidacies challenged by ...[more]

(2 Aug)

A Mid-Summer Night's Nightmare

Annual transportation drama now playing in Harrisburg

Governor Ed Rendell will leave office in January, but travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will only just be starting to pay for the legacy of profligate spending he will leave behind ... [more]

(20 Jul)

Pork Perverts Process

WAM money flows even amid budget crisis

Thousands of state workers will be losing their jobs, the state's social service agencies are struggling to deal with delayed and reduced funding, roads and bridges across the commonwealth are crumbling, yet pork barrel spending on politically favored projects, many of dubious value, continues unabated ... [more]

Essays on Rebuilding America

Frank Ryan

by Col. Frank Ryan

8 Jul

Misery Index - The need to rebuild America

For those old enough to remember, the 1980's were consumed by periods of high unemployment, high inflation, and devastating interest rates. The national debt was almost $1 Trillion. Interest rates were in the high teens and inflation was equally high ...[more]

21 May

Democracy and Freedom Lost

In my years of service in the United States Marine Corps and having had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time in foreign nations, it became very clear how to me how governments are overthrown and ways of life destroyed.

The developments over the past decade or two have caused me great concern that ... [more]

30 Apr

Civil Liberties Eroded

WAM money flows even amid budget crisis

The health care bill, the financial services industry restructuring, the Patriot Act and a host of other bills, rules, regulations, and controls are all serving to quickly erode the very liberties upon which our Nation was founded.

Our Nation was founded upon the principles that ... [more]

Making Cents

Doug Keegan

by Doug Keegan

16 Jul

Stock Market Volatility Redux

When it comes to the stock market, are we back to the future? Volatility has returned, with the S&P 500 up big one week, down big the next. So what do these moves suggest? Is a global double-dip recession imminent? Or, is this the start of a new bull market? What is the average investor to do? [more]

16 Jun

Tax Tips for the 2010 Graduate

For many recent college graduates, this summer marks the start of their professional careers. And with that, comes the all-to-dreaded responsibility of preparing one's own tax return. Many recent graduates may find it difficult preparing a tax return that will result in paying the least amount of tax. [more]

20 May

Getting Back to Basics

Thousands of state workers will be losing their jobs, the state's social service agencies are struggling to deal with delayed and reduced funding, roads and bridges across the commonwealth are crumbling, yet pork barrel spending on politically favored projects, many of dubious value, continues unabated ... [more]

Somedays

Al Paschal

by Al Paschal
Senior Fellow, Lincoln Institute

17 Aug

The Revenge of the Foot Soldiers

What does a big, blundering bureaucracy led by a legislature whose senior leadership has been tainted by scandals galore the last few years do to small local, generally respected governments?

In Pennsylvania crush them. [more]

21 May

The Jones Is Over

What do you do if you are a political junkie in Pennsylvania since October of '08 when McCain/Palin had pretty much imploded? You 'jones' out. For those who may not understand the verb 'jones', to 'jones' out is when a junkie needs a fix and politically there hasn't been one, in awhile, in this state, for those of us so addicted. [more]

26 Apr

The tears wiped dry

What happens to a 60 pound, 7 year old body when 5,000 pounds of SUV slam into it, 30 feet from its home? It shatters into little pieces. Then a young mother helplessly holds her daughter while she dies. [more]

Latest Poll:

Recession Loses Steam, Job Losses Continue
Employers report declining sales, dissatisfaction with government

Pennsylvania employers say that the state's economy has somewhat stabilized over the past six months, but the progress has come at the cost of jobs as many companies have cut the size of their work force. Backing away from historic low confidence levels, the Spring 2010 Keystone Business Climate Survey of employers found 43% saying the state's business climate has gotten worse over the past six months ... [more]


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