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President Schweiker: Will good luck follow ex-Governor to Philadelphia?

On the choppy political shoals in Harrisburg Mark Schweiker has had a relatively smooth ride. Fifteen months ago when the...

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Poetic Justice: Eakin shines while Zappala, Cappy look petty

Finding ways to look ridiculous and out-of-touch comes easy to many politicians.  Just ask Trent Lott. Actually, you don’t have...

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An ill wind blows this Christmas

“Said the night wind to the little lamb Do you see what I see?” With those words a French poet...

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ACLU Grinch Steals Christmas in Pittsburgh

“Unconstitutional” parking is the latest issue It has become, unfortunately, an all too familiar Christmas tradition.  An annual battle, played...

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Albert Paschall Let's play Pennsylvania Jeopardy!

Pennsylvania’s Republican majority in the state house have re-invented the popular TV game show Jeopardy. You know the one where...

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Black Eye: Congress failed America by playing politics with Homeland Security Department

It is the biggest restructuring of the federal government in over 50 years. The Department of Homeland Security has been...

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Crow on the menu?

I’m hoping a couple of pals of mine are good in the kitchen. I think they might be inviting me...

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R.I.P. PA High Court Deals Death Blow to Orwellian Ethics Law

Finally, a Pennsylvania court has stood up and protected one of our most fundamental and precious constitutional rights: the freedom...

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