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Baer Growls Archive: August, 2012
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Mitt Drives the Baseline
Tue, Aug 21, 2012, 8:23 AM
There’s a basic rule in basketball that you defend the baseline, the area closest to the hoop, because it’s an easy path to a score...
News You Can Abuse
Mon, Aug 20, 2012, 9:20 AM
Results of a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press show an onoing decline in believability in the news media...
Fri, Aug 17, 2012, 8:43 AM
The battle over Mitt Romney's tax returns has returned to the campaign fray with new information from Mitt and a new challenge from the Obama...
Thu, Aug 16, 2012, 8:54 AM
As state Republican House Leader Mike Turzai's name continues to spread across the political landscape, the controversy over voter ID and questions...
Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 8:49 AM
There's a tasty little item in this week's Harrisburg Patriot-News about how PennDOT publishes guides to some Philly cheesesteak restaurants...
A nice political note
Tue, Aug 14, 2012, 8:34 AM
You won't see this often, especially from someone who daily growls about the state of our politics, but there's a nice piece of political news...
More state 'transparency'
Mon, Aug 13, 2012, 8:37 AM
Despite Gov. Corbett's avowed advocacy of transparency in state government, there is further evidence that exactly the opposite is administration...
R and R
Sat, Aug 11, 2012, 8:17 AM
So Romney picked Ryan and the GOP ticket is R and R. The pick, announced Saturday morning, makes me dead wrong on two counts: I thought it...
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.