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An hour with Joe Sestak

A few days ago I attended a fundraiser for US Senate candidate Joe Sestak. Sestak, you will recall, represented the 7th PA district (including part of Chester County) in Congress for 4 years. In 2010 he ran for US Senate, … Continue reading

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Admiral Joe Sestak in Coatesville

This morning I was at Admiral Joe Sestak’s street corner meeting in Coatesville. The former Congressman (D, PA-7, 2007-10) is campaigning toward a rematch with the current R Senator. The theme of today’s meeting was “Manufacturing Jobs” with special emphasis … Continue reading

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The filibuster and majority rule

Well, at last the Democratic Senators showed some gumption (to use the polite term). It’s not just about politics but about whether the government can function. The Senate sets its procedures and it can change them if they don’t work … Continue reading

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Security, legality, and the least untruthful untruths

I’m really having trouble with the argument that to be safe, we need to violate our own rights, and that we should just trust the government to do it. As Ben Franklin said in 1775, “They who can give up … Continue reading

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