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EVENT: Mad as hell about politics? Attend this
Wed, Jun 8, 2016, 9:05 AM
I can assure you that covering politics, as I have, for three decades or so has often made me mad as hell. And I'm betting that reading about...
Kathleen Kane all over again
Tue, May 31, 2016, 9:10 AM
I suppose when controversy finds a cozy home it just settles in for the long run. How else to explain the ongoing, seemingly never-ending...
Ed Rendell's 'ugly women' comment goes international
Thu, May 19, 2016, 8:42 AM
Even though, as they say, all politics is local, there are some aspects of politics that draw international attention. Take former Gov. Ed...
Booze and pols
Wed, May 18, 2016, 9:05 AM
(A brief conversation twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a/k/a BE) BE: You see that story about our lawmakers lifting our wonderful laws governing...
Remember Jon Ritchie?
Thu, May 5, 2016, 8:33 AM
Jon Ritchie, a former Eagles fullback (2003-04), born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, fumbled on his first bid for public office. But he...
Tue, May 3, 2016, 9:02 AM
Let's agree that Campaign 2016 is about as wild and woolly as campaigns get. Let's also agree that especially on the Republican side the word...
A little state House housekeeping
Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 8:39 AM
Back in February, at the start of Black History Month, I wrote a column about how the state House annually was ignoring its own rule regarding...
Oh the taxes that we pay
Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 9:00 AM
Just in time for tax-season deadlines -- and perhaps just in time to further annoy taxpayers -- comes a new report spelling out exactly how...
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.