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Baer Growls Archive: July, 2013
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I can help the FEC on Sestak
Tue, Jul 30, 2013, 8:30 AM
A couple of reports this week suggest that the Federal Election Commission is unsure whether former Congressman Joe Sestak, a/k/a "The Admiral...
The mysteries of higher-ed $$$
Mon, Jul 29, 2013, 8:56 AM
There's so much I don't understand (and no wisecracks, please). The range is pretty broad. Why, for example, if you leave a bit of cereal...
Fri, Jul 26, 2013, 8:28 AM
When the pressures of high-powered, high-profile jobs set in it's not uncommon to seek some solace. So Friday, President Obama, still struggling...
Good news/bad news on new PA jobs numbers
Wed, Jul 24, 2013, 8:06 AM
Okay, look, I know this can get old but it’s important. The 2014 governor’s race features an incumbent whose reelection hopes...
Obama's newest numbers: a tale of two countries
Mon, Jul 22, 2013, 9:00 AM
A close look at the latest data on unemployment, the national economy, the stock market and the general state of the nation shows an ongoing...
Are we really a nation of "the worst" governance?
Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 8:52 AM
"The worst" of anything is really a relative term. So when people, pundits, good-government groups and publications toss around valuations...
The return of WAMs?
Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 8:31 AM
Whether they are called earmarks or WAMs (walking around money), little sweeteners added to government budgets often to get votes from elected...
Corbett's response to Kane's mutiny
Tue, Jul 16, 2013, 8:34 AM
It is yet another example of how Gov. Corbett still thinks like a prosecutor not a politician. On Monday, he finally said something about...
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.