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Baer Growls Archive: August, 2013
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Good thing Corbett's on vacay
Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 8:56 AM
Results from the latest Franklin & Marshall College poll were released Thursday and reported here by my colleague Chris Brennan. Good...
Philly lawmakers to the rescue?
Tue, Aug 27, 2013, 8:56 AM
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...
When the press miss big speeches
Mon, Aug 26, 2013, 8:56 AM
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...
The data on Obama's economy
Thu, Aug 22, 2013, 8:42 AM
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...
New York races = sex in the city
Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 9:06 AM
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...
PA's net jobs drop in July
Tue, Aug 20, 2013, 8:43 AM
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...
A fun per-diem proposal
Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 8:26 AM
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...
Dems toy with Corbett
Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 8:38 AM
I tend to mostly ignore the almost daily back-and-forth emailed taunts between Republicans and Democrats at both state and national levels...
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.