Pat Toomey’s role in “Fast Track” of trade bill debate

All eyes turned to the Junior Senator from Pennsylvania. Hundreds of thousands watched or listened by means of C-SPAN’s broadcast of the long awaited and vital debate.

LNP editorial criticizes D. A. Stedman, but misses main point

When an agent of the government kills someone, no matter how justified, it amounts to an arrest, indictment, trial, conviction and execution. If government can withhold vital information about an execution of a member of the public, then the most basic rights and protections of our citizenry are in serious danger.

Gov. Wolf: Decriminalize marijuana – ‘We break up families for reasons we shouldn’t’

“I believe, for a number of reasons, that we ought to decriminalize marijuana use. I think our prisons are over-crowded as a result of people going to jail for reasons that, you know, we break up families for reasons that we shouldn’t,” Wolf said…

Can One Trust Russian Statistics?

Can one have confidence in studies carried out by a telephone survey? When a Russian is called with a question, whether he/she supports the president, only a fool or protester ready for barricades would answer “no.”

Meet the Progressive Likely To Become Philadelphia’s Next Mayor

Once considered a moderate, Kenney ran on a progressive platform, advocating for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, ending stop-and-frisk, decriminalizing marijuana, and restoring funding to the city’s cash-strapped public schools. As a city councilman, he fought for a bill that reduced cooperation between Philadelphia police and federal immigration authorities in detaining undocumented immigrants in the city, as well as a bill expanding LGBT rights.

KEISLING: Gov. Tom Wolf uses budget, and deficit, as policy bludgeon to shape debate

How Wolf turned the tables is not only an interesting study in crisis management in our age of divided government and gridlock, but also provides insights into Wolf’s leadership style.

E-edition of LNP is excellent substitute for newspaper

The carrier made a mistake and delivered the WSJ instead of the LNP this morning. No problem. We turned to the “e-edition” which is available to subscribers and especially helpful when traveling.

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