Baer Growls Archive: August, 2013

Good thing Corbett's on vacay

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Results from the latest Franklin & Marshall College poll were released Thursday and reported here by my colleague Chris Brennan. Good... Read more

Philly lawmakers to the rescue?

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And so in the heat of the city's school funding crisis at least two of Philly's two-dozen-plus state lawmakers are offering sound, solid solutions... Read more

When the press miss big speeches

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As the nation this week recalls the historic 1963 march on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, The Washington... Read more

The data on Obama's economy

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Sometimes obvious stuff isn't so obvious until you see the data. Take, for example, Gallup's findings on just how President's Obama's overall... Read more

New York races = sex in the city

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Drop into New York City politics these days and you see lots of reporting and opinion writing about sex, hookers and lesbians. And that's without... Read more

PA's net jobs drop in July

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Okay, kids, as promised, here are the jobs numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor for July. These are state-by-state numbers than come... Read more

A fun per-diem proposal

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My Monday column on the Legislature's flawed per diem expense policy that allows lawmakers to take up to $185 a-day in tax-free expenses without... Read more

Dems toy with Corbett

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I tend to mostly ignore the almost daily back-and-forth emailed taunts between Republicans and Democrats at both state and national levels... Read more