Pennsylvania will only become a beacon for opportunity when its policies are in the hands of taxpayers and citizens, not special interests and bureaucrats. It’s vital that our government is accountable to the people—not organizations or institutions. Policies that advance transparency and restore workers’ rights are the keys to this happening.

Public Union Democracy

And you probably thought the Soviet Union collapsed!

  • June 2, 2006

The union water-boys at the Keystone Research Center had Paul Krugman in Harrisburg last night, as reported in the Patriot-News. Gotta love Krugman’s solutions for our economic woes.

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Public Union Democracy

Unions and Politics

  • Nathan Benefield
  • June 1, 2006

A couple of very good reads on teacher unions and education in the Summer 2006 Education Next. In Strike Phobia, Frederick Hess and Marty West look at the…

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Government Accountability

Reform Needed in PA

  • Nathan Benefield
  • June 1, 2006

Mike Folmer on the primary and the need for reform in Pennsylvania in today’s Wall Street Journal.

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Government Accountability

Savor these election snapshots

  • May 21, 2006

OK, for the record, I don’t sleep in a coat and tie, despite what Pat Carroll thinks! 🙂 It has indeed been a great experience to work alongside folks…

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Government Accountability

John Baer on Tuesday’s Impact

  • May 18, 2006

There wasn’t a “clean sweep,” but there may very well be some “housecleaning.” Read more in the Philadelphia Daily News.

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Government Accountability

Even The Gray Lady Gets The Message In PA

  • May 18, 2006

From Captain’s Quarters Even The Gray Lady Gets The Message In PAThe New York Times recognized the Pennsylvania Earthquake which removed at least thirteen…

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Government Accountability

The Harrisburg Hogs

  • May 17, 2006

Wall Street Journal takes note of the PA primaries. The lesson from Tuesday’s results? “It seems this is a message GOP politicians have to relearn over and over: When…

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Government Accountability

Defeats leave power vacuum in Pa. Senate GOP leadership

  • May 17, 2006

AP story on the upcoming leadership changes in the Senate. Sen. Jake Corman apparently got part of the message: “Clearly the election was a mandate for government reform,” Corman…

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Government Accountability

The Victory In Primaries For Conservatives

  • May 17, 2006

From the Captain’s Quarters Blog…. Over the past week, many of us have written on the frustration felt by conservatives (especially fiscal conservatives) over the past few years. Some…

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Government Accountability

The king is dead

  • May 17, 2006

Philadelphia Daily News’ John Baer on the “Astonishing defeats for Jubelirer, Brightbill”…

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Government Accountability

Payback: Pennsylvania voters kick out incumbents

  • May 17, 2006

Tony Phyrillas says: “The incumbents had the money. They had the name recognition. They had the party machine behind them. They had all the advantages. But they still lost.”…

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Government Accountability

Incumbents Under Fire

  • May 15, 2006

The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund sees PA’s primary tomorrow as a possible bellwether election for conservative anger at unprincipled leadership.

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Government Accountability

Democracy vs incumbency

  • Nathan Benefield
  • May 11, 2006

John Baer on the power of incubmency in the Philadelphia Daily News (citing Commonwealth Foundation data).

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Government Accountability

A Revolution in 2006?

  • Nathan Benefield
  • May 9, 2006

The 2006 primary election will serve as an important yardstick as to the lingering outrage in the electorate from the legislative pay raise on July 7, 2005 and failure to…

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Public Union Democracy

Thanks Union Bosses!

  • May 2, 2006

Watch this Center for Union Facts commercial that will be running nationally this week. Learn more at UnionFacts.com.

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