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Baer Growls Archive: April, 2013
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In a pig's eye
Tue, Apr 30, 2013, 8:36 AM
The old English phrase "in a pig's eye," which, according to those who follow such things, is used here in the colonies as an expression of...
Some polling perspective
Mon, Apr 29, 2013, 8:46 AM
Yet another bad polling day for incumbent Republican Gov. Corbett needs a little bit of political perspective. A new Quinnipiac University...
Money for nothin' (and chicks for free?)
Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 8:52 AM
Perhaps if you're of a certain age or a big fan of rock you recall the 1985 tune by the British band Dire Straits, "Money for Nothing." Well...
Gov. Corbett's legal dominoes
Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 8:39 AM
And so a seven-judge panel of Commonwealth Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously against Gov. Corbett in a right-to-know case involving an Associated...
PA's annual gun day
Mon, Apr 22, 2013, 8:55 AM
And now, as demonstration that Pennsylvania remains Pennsylvania, comes the state's annual "PA Second Amendment Action Day" at the Capitol...
Hey, remember sequestration?
Thu, Apr 18, 2013, 8:53 AM
With Washington and national media focused on guns, immigration reform, poison letters and, sadly, the aftermath of the Boston bombings, it...
Guns on the comeback trail?
Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 8:52 AM
In two seats of government, Washington and Harrisburg, it appears guns are on the comeback trail as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote Wednesday...
Castor rethinking Corbett challenge?
Tue, Apr 16, 2013, 8:33 AM
In what can reasonably be called the closest thing to good political news Gov. Corbett has gotten in a very long time, Montco Commissioner...
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.