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Less journalism = more corruption
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 9:01 AM
It's hard not to notice -- as I note in a Thursday column -- the uptick in public corruption, especially in Philly and Pennsylvania. The number...
The bipartisan cheesesteak trap
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 8:36 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Yo, chief, you see the cheesesteak struck again? BE: You mean current...
Bush/Kasich, that's the ticket
Wed, Jul 22, 2015, 9:00 AM
The announcement this week that Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the 16th Republican candidate running for the presidential nomination ought to suggest...
Money matters in the race for prez
Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 8:53 AM
You know how in politics the obvious winners so often seem to win? And you know how money raised and spent is usually THE top indicator of...
Santorum, finally, gets attention
Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 8:47 AM
The GOP's 2012 second-place finisher Rick Santorum, struggling for relevance in the current over-crowded presidential cycle, is at last getting...
Agreement in Harrisburg
Thu, Jul 9, 2015, 8:38 AM
Hey, kids, guess what? State leaders in Harrisburg have reached agreement on a few things. Not, of course, on liquor or pensions or a shale...
A bad list for Philly
Wed, Jul 8, 2015, 8:50 AM
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Legislature's infamous, greedy and obscene 2005 pay heist. Lawmakers voted themselves pay increases...
Hillary and her rope
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 8:25 AM
In case you missed it over the holiday weekend, Hillary Clinton drew some flak in New Hampshire for roping off reporters trying to cover her...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.