Politics

What Do the #PAGov Candidates Think About a State-Level Open Data Policy?

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:28
The Democratic Governor candidate forums have been extremely boring as of late, with many an uninspired moderator wasting people’s time asking the candidates about positions they’re...
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F&M Poll: 17% of Respondents Have Seen #PAGov Commercials That Don’t Exist

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:24
There’s sure to be a lot of headlines today about Franklin and Marshall’s most recent poll showing Tom Wolf maintaining his strong lead in the gubernatorial race. However, I’d like to point readers...
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Parks: Should People Be Allowed to Have Fun in Them?

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 19:08
Bethlehem sure does have some nutty old park rules, but luckily for people who like fun Councilwoman Karen Dolan’s plans to revamp them would go a long way toward correcting some of this...
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Schwartz Calls McGinty’s Husband Asking for Money

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 12:15
In what was possibly the most embarrassing moment of the 2014 gubernatorial primary, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz “inadvertently dialed” opponent Katie McGinty’s husband to seek a campaign...
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Dinniman will answer your PASSHE secession legislation questions

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 11:08
Senators Dinniman and Folmer will be on PCN’s “Call-In” program tonight between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM to discuss SB 1275, the PASSHE Secession bill on the table. If you have questions...
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#PAGOV: Vague Response or No Comment (So Far) on PASSHE Secession Legislation

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 10:42
Indeterminate answers to reporters’ questions are not new to the Pennsylvania governor’s race, or even politics in general, but the PASSHE secession question seems to have hit a...
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MAP: How to Take Over Your Philadelphia Ward With Write-In Candidates

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 09:57
The city of Philadelphia is not very forthcoming with information about the ward system, and it’s actually surprisingly difficult to get a simple list of Democratic committeepeople in each...
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#PA13: Brendan Boyle – A Pro-Life “All Star”

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-04-02 09:00
State Representative Brendan Boyle (D – 170) is one of dozens who helped to pass Act 122, a law that has resulted in the closure of five women’s clinics so far, since its enactment on...
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PA’s bipartisan TRAP law risks medical safety of young woman (w/ video)

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:28
As Rachel Maddow reported a few weeks ago, Pennsylvania has indeed returned to the days before Roe v Wade, before a safe pregnancy termination procedure was a right of all women, no matter their...
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Graham Spanier Complaint Accuses Frank Fina of “Blatant Violation” of Spanier’s Attorney-Client Privilege

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 10:14
From the Legal Intelligencer’s report on former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s lawsuit against Kathleen Kane, which tries to get the charges against him dropped: The complaint...
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No Fooling: Democratic Insiders Trying to Recruit Jay Paterno For #SD34 Write-In

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:44
If you want to indulge in some PA politics themed April Foolery this year you’ll have to head over to Politics PA. All we have is an exciting scoop that key Democratic movers and shakers in...
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Low Favorability Ratings Plunge Corbett into “Emo Phase”

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:30
April 1st—After more than a year of negative polling numbers, administration sources close to Governor Tom Corbett are reporting that the former-prosecutor’s once-cheery demeanor has taken a marked...
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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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