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Baer Growls Archive: July, 2011
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The Bozos in the Bubble
Fri, Jul 29, 2011, 12:40 PM
As we head into the weekend with the debt ceiling crisis threatening to worsen an already bad economy, a couple things stick in my craw. First...
Oh That Public Pay
Thu, Jul 28, 2011, 10:14 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Ya know how folks get all riled up over the paydays of "public servants...
Wed, Jul 27, 2011, 10:16 AM
Two weeks ago, state Rep. Mike McGeehan urged state Education Secretary Ron Tomalis to create a whistleblower hotline for Philly school teachers...
Oh, Them Crashing Websites
Tue, Jul 26, 2011, 10:21 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Yo, boss, did you contact your congressperson last night like the President...
More on the Mayor's Message Manager
Mon, Jul 25, 2011, 10:43 AM
My regular column today features Mayor Nutter's 33-year-old director of communications, Desiree Peterkin Bell. She's an interesting, low-profile...
A State Store Uh-Oh
Fri, Jul 22, 2011, 10:15 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) BE: Hey, JB, did Corbett run over Scarnati's dog? JB: An excellent question...
It Aint Easy Getting E-ZPass Data
Thu, Jul 21, 2011, 9:47 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Boss, ya know how new open-records attitudes and new reform-minded electeds...
More Beer Facts
Wed, Jul 20, 2011, 10:19 AM
My regular column today questions why state lawmakers pushing for new booze laws such as selling off the state stores and turning liquor and...
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.