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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]