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Archive: December, 2012
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Growl is Grounded
Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 8:45 AM
Many (okay, most) of youse will be happy to know this is my last blog. HA! Gotcha! I just mean my last blog for 2012. Time for Baer Growls...
PA Welfare Chief's Roadtrips
Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 8:51 AM
PA Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander is a driven man. He drives himself to work. He has a long commute. From Rhode Island to Harrisburg, about...
Polling on the "Cliff."
Wed, Dec 12, 2012, 9:02 AM
Probably as partial residual of this year's presidential campaign new polling on the "fiscal cliff" shows more voters approve of President...
Low-Fat Kids in Philly
Tue, Dec 11, 2012, 8:30 AM
Unaccustomed as I am to reporting good news (hence the title of this blog), I hope you all saw the news story in Tuesday's New York Times about...
Corbett and Scalia
Mon, Dec 10, 2012, 8:59 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Yo, boss, you see that thing about Corbett crowing that he had a drink...
A Dem from God?
Fri, Dec 7, 2012, 8:31 AM
Though not yet formally announced, a Pentecostal minister from Central Pennsylvania says he's running for governor as a Democrat because of...
Cow Pie Contests
Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 8:29 AM
(A brief chat twixt Baer & Baer’s editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: You know, of course, of my life-long affection for the annual Pennsylvania...
PA's Pension Problem
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 9:01 AM
As 2012 winds down, chatter over fixing PA's public pension problem picks up. But about the only thing that's clear is how difficult a problem...
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.