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An Election Bombshell Gets Buried

December 3, 2020 by


Douglas Andrews  ~   At a hearing in Pennsylvania, witness after witness told of electoral anomalies large and small. It’s hard to decide what’s more outrageous: a mind-bendingly impossible 570,000-to-3,200 ballot dump in Pennsylvania favoring Joe Biden over Donald Trump, or a mainstream media blackout of this and other election anomalies. In any case, a […]

Peach State Pits GOP Against the Revolution

November 20, 2020 by


Plus 2 more: (1) Trump Team: Don’t Recount us out and (2) 2020 Thanksgiving: Stuffed Full of Lockdowns  ~   TONY PERKINS ~   What happens in Georgia will determine whether we have gun rights, free speech, an open border, and an avalanche of radical policies. If there’s a resolution to the presidential race by […]

In COVID-19 Restrictions Ruling, Judge Holds Pennsylvania Governor To The Constitution

September 26, 2020 by


By Cully Stimson and GianCarlo Canaparo ~ A federal district court judge ruled last week that several of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions were unconstitutional—and for good reason. Judge William Stickman IV’s development of the factual record, and his journeyman approach to the opinion, is a model for other judges to follow. What’s the best way for […]

Believe ‘The Science’? in PA!😂

May 26, 2020 by


Levine can’t produce a shred of evidence refuting the science… Mark Alexander  ~     In Pennsylvania, Demo Governor Tom Wolf is competing with New York’s Andrew Cuomo and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer for the title of most guilty of government overreach and malfeasance in response to the CV19 medical and economic disaster. Last week, Wolf declared his contempt for those who want to go back […]

Pennsylvania Faces RGGI (Carbon Tax) Reality

February 16, 2020 by


From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Pennsylvania is in a tug of war over electricity production. Governor Wolf is trying to unilaterally force the state into joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, without any legislative authority. The Governor doesn’t have that power. If PA […]

‘Affordable Care’ Becomes Slightly More Affordable

August 22, 2018 by


Insurance companies request rate increases at levels substantially below earlier projections. By Political Editors ~  As the midterm election campaign season nears the home stretch, one of the major issues Democrats were seeking to exploit has seemingly dried up — the ballooning costs of ObamaCare premiums. Yes, oddly enough, they wanted to hang the catastrophic results of […]

Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by


Only in Duryea, Pa. If you are in a jazzy wheelchair you cannot get into the Duryea borough council meetings because the lift they use for people who cannot use the steps is not even close to CODE or size needed for an electric wheelchair. Only in Duryea do you scan the morning classified to […]

Name 4 a Borough that is causing extreme pain to #CRPS #Veteran?

June 30, 2017 by


May 9th I asked Duryea Borough to place a no truck turn around sign at the entrance of this tiny dead-end road. I also begged them to stop backing the garbage trucks up to my home three times a week. They could drive in and then back up with very few black up Alarms. I […]

Ukrainian National Infiltrates Harrisburg High School

March 5, 2016 by


By Michael Cutler ~ A series of recent disturbing news reports have focused on an alleged illegal alien, Artur Samarin, a citizen of the Ukraine who reportedly entered the United States with a non-immigrant visa.  He apparently decided that rather than return to his native country, as required under the terms of his lawful admission into […]

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against State Attorney General

January 10, 2015 by


By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that a statewide grand jury has recommended criminal charges be filed against Pennsylvania Attorney General (and voter ID opponent) Kathleen Kane for perjury and contempt of court over the leaking of secret grand jury information. Kane, a Democrat, had been in the news recently after […]


July 12, 2014 by


~ Honoring A Hero ~ After Almost 70 Years, A Veteran Gets His Due Sen. Pat Toomey pins one of the medals on Robert Cyliax’s shirt.  “I was honored to present WWII veteran Robert Cyliax his long overdue medals.” (Photo by Michael Bryant, Philadelphia Inquirer) Just before the Fourth of July, I attended a very […]

State of Corruption: Mississippi Worst in the Nation (I DEMAND a Recount!)

June 22, 2014 by


By Steve Wilson  from Mississippi Watchdog ~ Mississippi has finally got a top ranking among the states. Problem is, it’s an achievement the state can do without.A study by researchers Cheol Liu from the City University of Hong Kong and Indiana University’s John L. Mikesell found  corruption in Mississippi was tops among the states from 1976 through 2008. […]

Death Doc Kermit Gosnell’s Silent Co-Conspirators

April 23, 2013 by


by Michelle Malkin Planned Parenthood now says it’s “appalled” by the Philadelphia house of horrors run by accused serial baby-killer and pregnant-mom murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Bull. The appalling inaction of the nation’s largest abortion provider, along with countless other clinics and “pro-choice” groups in the know, speaks far louder than their belatedly self-serving words. […]

Democracy Rising PA – Be An Active Part Of An Honest Election

October 31, 2012 by


By Tim Potts ~ There are two parts to an honest election. One is preventing ineligible people from voting. That’s why PA has a new voter ID law, even though it won’t take full effect until 2013 and even though voter impersonation is already a crime. The other part of an honest election is making […]

Happy New Year! Save $1 million a day!

August 30, 2012 by


Democracy Rising Pennsylvania ~ On September 1, it will be 122 days until New Year’s Day. At last report, the General Assembly continues to sit on a surplus of $122 million, and they gave none of it back to taxpayers for this year’s budget. Last year, they gave back $62 million of their $184 million […]

Democracy Rising PA – July 2012

July 10, 2012 by


Today Rock the Capital and Democracy Rising PA are sending to all candidates for the General Assembly the 2012 Public Integrity Questionnaire.  Based on the Public Integrity Poll  DR members made possible with their donations last fall, the questions seek the reasons why candidates support or oppose changes that a majority – sometimes a huge […]

Snow Creates a Fairyland of White Trees

February 9, 2012 by


By Ed ~ Wed evening 2-08-2012 Wet snow clung to even the tiniest branches of the trees and bushes. It made the outdoors look like a Fairyland. Snow started falling in the early afternoon and was still falling in the evening when I got back. I wish I had a camera during the day. The […]

Shhh!…. The Secrecy Edition

December 12, 2011 by


First some fun Where do you stand politically? Thanks to Daniel Hodorawis at NEPArtisan, a political blog in Northeastern PA, you can find out with a simple quiz on the web site of the Pew Research Center for People & the Press. The quiz asks you to choose between different statements, which turn into an […]

Obama Writing off Pennsylvania?

December 6, 2011 by


By Salena Zito NEW BRIGHTON The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe on Third Avenue is one of those places where politicians who want to be president stop to look decidedly un-presidential. Al Gore visited; so did John Kerry. President Barack Obama opted instead for ice cream at the Windmill, 8 miles up the road. “It is […]

Democracy Rising PA – The December Pay Rise Edition

December 2, 2011 by


Today’s the day lawmakers get yet another automatic pay raise of 3%, thanks to the 1995 law that was supposed to be the pay raise to end all pay raises. Until the doomed Pay Raise of 2005. And until the next time they think they can get away with another really atrocious raise. Not that […]

Whose Government Is It? The Real Representatives – Part 3

October 15, 2011 by


Voters are conflicted. From issue to issue, most aren’t clear about who more accurately reflects their views. Is it: Republicans? Democrats? Independents? Union households? There are several ways in which Republicans and Democrats differ. But there is one way in which they are alike: On the whole, neither represents what the majority of PA citizens […]

Pennsylvania Government – Fall Topics

October 7, 2011 by


One of the most important issues up for debate this fall is whether to create a new program of school vouchers. The vouchers would allow parents who choose to send their children to private and religious schools to receive a taxpayer subsidy. Estimates of the cost and the number of students affected are not settled […]

One Nation, One Election, One Set of Rules

September 21, 2011 by


Approaching the year of a national election, Senate Republicans and Gov. Tom Corbett are promoting an idea to change how PA’s electoral votes will be allocated. Click here  for more about the history of the Electoral College on the National Archives web site. Currently, PA and 47 other states allocate all of their electoral votes […]

A Message from DR Co-founder Tim Potts

July 13, 2011 by


By Tim Potts, Co-founder of Democracy Rising PA When lawmakers return in September (as if there aren’t problems to solve during the summer), we may see action on the proposed Public Integrity Commission. This strengthening of law enforcement with regard to honesty and ethics in government is the best legislation of its kind introduced since […]