Baer Growls Archive: July, 2013

I can help the FEC on Sestak

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A couple of reports this week suggest that the Federal Election Commission is unsure whether former Congressman Joe Sestak, a/k/a "The Admiral... Read more

The mysteries of higher-ed $$$

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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... Read more

Executive Getaways

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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... Read more

Good news/bad news on new PA jobs numbers

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Okay, look, I know this can get old but it’s important. The 2014 governor’s race features an incumbent whose reelection hopes... Read more

Obama's newest numbers: a tale of two countries

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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... Read more

Are we really a nation of "the worst" governance?

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"The worst" of anything is really a relative term. So when people, pundits, good-government groups and publications toss around valuations... Read more

The return of WAMs?

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Whether they are called earmarks or WAMs (walking around money), little sweeteners added to government budgets often to get votes from elected... Read more

Corbett's response to Kane's mutiny

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It is yet another example of how Gov. Corbett still thinks like a prosecutor not a politician. On Monday, he finally said something about... Read more