Politics

#PAGOV: GOP’s attack on Wolf is pretty weak

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:55
I don’t want this piece to be misconstrued as my official public support of Tom Wolf, but as I was reading Politics PA’s piece the other night about the recent attack by the PA GOP on...
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#PA13: Daylin Leach Releases First TV Ad, Featuring Pres. Clinton

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:11
…not to mention the amazing Scalia Leach! Wait, I think I got that wrong. Brennan Leach, Daylin’s daughter! Comment with your thoughts on this ad. Will it have its intended effect of...
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#BoscolaProblems: “When you hit somebody there is a physical act of `stay away from me’”

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-09 21:29
Have some word salad: “When you hit somebody there is a physical act of `stay away from me,’” [Boscola] said of the woman. “Unless she was in my face. I do not know what her motivation is. I need to...
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The Daily Salvo for April 8, 2014 - "Rethinking Rachel"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:57
The Daily Salvo for April 8, 2014 - "Rethinking Rachel"
Today's Daily Salvo radio commentary explains why you should be cheering (not jeering) Rachel Canning. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 15 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for April 7, 2014 - "Can't Buy Me Love"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:08
The Daily Salvo for April 7, 2014 - "Can't Buy Me Love"
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is trying to buy the love of his of team's outspoken critics. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 5 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

End Lieutenant Governor Elections

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-09 10:46
The Post-Gazette nails it. We shouldn’t have elections for positions where nobody knows what the office does. Governors and state representatives are perfect for elections because there are...
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#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 3)

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-08 19:09
Valerie Arkoosh’s Surprise Question – Preparedness as only Non-Politician Arkoosh’s surprise question was one she was completely prepared to answer. As the only non-politician in...
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#PAGov: Dem Female Candidates Raise Over Double Than Male Candidates in Q1 2014

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-08 17:13
The fundraising numbers for the First Quarter of 2014 are in for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates — and Allyson Schwartz is on top with $1.5 million raised....
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#HD164: More Dishonesty from Margo Davidson

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:24
In Davidson’s latest campaign email, she claims to be the first woman ever elected to the Delaware County legislative delegation. I’ve heard she also is the first person ever to be named...
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#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 2)

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:52
For Part 1, go here. Leadership Qualities When asked by Davies about the leadership qualities the candidates possess that make them uniquely qualified for the position, Senator Leach cited his role...
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#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 1)

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:24
Yesterday evening, a candidates’ forum was held at PSU Abington for all four candidates running to fill Allyson Schwartz’s 13th Congressional seat. The always adept interviewer, Dave...
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#PAGov: Allyson Schwartz Releases Solid Health Care Ad, But You Still Can’t Trust Her on Health Care

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-08 10:12
Health care coverage expansion remains a popular political issue for Democrats so it’s great to see Allyson Schwartz running on this issue. Democrats win when we keep the discussion to giving...
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Garbage ads

PA Watercooler - Tue, 2014-03-18 22:28
It appears that Scott Wagner has won a special election for PA Senate as a write-in. I’d like to preface the rest of this post by confessing that I did not follow this race at all and have spoken to nobody about it.  I couldn’t tell you whether Scott Wagner is the devil or the […]
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A Lack of Nuance

PA Watercooler - Sun, 2014-03-02 18:44
Having recently railed against the “establishment”, it’s time for a crack at the base. As I have previously asserted, the base is allergic to compromise.  While this idea is widely taken as a given among the establishment and the Left, few take the time to analyze the behavior.  The problem is actually a somewhat broader […]
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A Lack of Trust

PA Watercooler - Mon, 2014-02-17 16:21
Some weeks ago I was asked my thoughts about the way forward for the conservative movement. I felt a little like I had been asked to provide a proof for Einstein’s general relativity and then handed a napkin and a crayon. I mentioned the obvious “base-vs-establishment” split, but could not see an obvious way forward.  […]
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