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The Daily Salvo for November 17, 2014 - "Exiting Liberalism"

The Daily Salvo - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:40
The Daily Salvo for November 17, 2014 - "Exiting Liberalism"
No pun intended, but exit polls from the 2014 mid-term elections show that Americans are clamoring to exit liberalism. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Municipal Consolidation is About Capacity and Equity, Not Lower Taxes

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:07
There’s a reason that the local governments with highest per-capita costs in New Jersey are both the richest and the poorest. The richest areas want more and better services, and the... ...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Weird Arguments About Democrats and the South

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:45
What is with this urge to invent alternative theories to white working class blowback over the Civil Rights Act as an explanation for the total Republican takeover of the South? That’s what it...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Never Forget: PA GOP Cut State’s Share of Education Spending from 44% to 33%

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:01
Democrats would have a much stronger rhetorical position in the education funding debate if they just dealt in simple percentages, and left Republicans to bore voters with tedious quibbling over the...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Daily Salvo for November 13, 2014 - "Hogwash"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-11-14 10:26
The Daily Salvo for November 13, 2014 - "Hogwash"
Iowa Senator-elect and former pig farmer Joni Ernst would likely describe Harry Reid's recent post-election comments as HOGWASH. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 01:00 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for November 12, 2014 - "Tear Up This Law"

The Daily Salvo - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:05
The Daily Salvo for November 12, 2014 - "Tear Up This Law"
Will John Boehner and Mitch McConnell follow Ronald Reagan's lead and work to 'tear down' the wall of domestic socialism? From: The Daily Salvo Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

What Accountability? Dermocrats Win Despite Inexplicable House Losses

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-11-13 11:25
Here’s how this whole caucus leadership thing works, since it looks like no Democrats can play this game. You give somebody a job to do, and if they do a good job, you let them try it again. If...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

PA Congressional Delegation Total Sausage Party Now

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-11-13 08:18
We have to do better.
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Blame Jay Paterno

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-11-13 07:52
After his failed bid for Lieutenant Governor, Jay Paterno decided that running for state Senate as a write-in was beneath Him, despite efforts to recruit him for the seat. This deprived Democrats of...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Tea Party Garbageman is Your New Shadow Republican Majority Leader

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-11-13 07:36
State Senator Jake Corman, who has until just recently put on a more moderate milquetoast public face, was put forth by the right wing nuts as their choice for Senate majority leader, and...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Next Republican Climate Argument

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-11-12 11:14
Republicans are extra angry about this new US-China climate deal, because the only argument they had left that was taken seriously among respectable company was that unilateral US action was...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Tom Corbett’s Environmental Legacy: 500+ Open-Air Frackwater Ponds

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-11-12 07:45
In 2005, Pennsylvania had 11 frack water pits. Just eight years later, aerial maps show that number has jumped to 529. It’s unclear how many of these sites store fresh water used for fracking, and...
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Team Sturla

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-11-12 06:49
Sorry, gerrymandering does not explain how the House Democrats lost 8 seats when the top of the ticket won by 10 points. Add up all the excuses you think are valid and it still doesn’t get you...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics