Baer Growls Archive: October, 2012

Young State Rep. Dogged by Video

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Hazleton freshman state Rep. Tarah Toohil is speaking out after an anonymous video was posted to YouTube that includes still photos of her... Read more

The Key Debate Question

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Well into Tuesday night's town hall debate, after exchanges on tax plans, gas prices, unemployment and more, the key question of campaign 2012... Read more

The Ole Head in the Sand

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It's not unusual for incumbent pols to lay low during election years, relying on largely apathic or discouraged voters and their own name ID... Read more

One instructive Arlen story

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Throughout his decades in the Senate -- we tend to forget the number of elections he lost: DA, Mayor, Senator, Governor, President -- many... Read more

Paul Ryan: Child Actor?

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Okay, this might not be fair but as my first real mentor in journalism told me many, many years ago, "the Constitution guarantees us a free... Read more

Our Legislature's Weekend Warriors

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If you've noticed an uptick in productivity from our stellar state Legislature maybe it's because nearly half of its 253 members are collecting... Read more

Romney in PA -- Or No?

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Conflicting press releases from Democrats and Republicans (a real rarity there, eh?) suggest that Mitt Romney's campaign is either folding... Read more

Finally Some Campaign Fun

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Finally, the long, ugly slog of a presidential campaign marked by anger and caterwauling on both sides of the political spectrum, has a pinch... Read more