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|Catholic University in Ohio Has Anti-Gay Pseudo-Science Course, Threatens LGBT Alumni Who Exposed It
I earned my bachelor's degree from a conservative Catholic university in the region where I grew up. A few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find out there is an unofficial Facebook group of ...
|DADT: Don't Get Mad, Get Even: Stop Filibusters with 3 Bang for the Buck Candidates
Today we were presented with one more reason why the un-democratic filibuster has to go. 56 senators out of 100 voted to move ahead with the annual defense authorization bill, including allowing the ...
|O'Donnell Raises $1 Million; DE, AK, HI 3 "Bang for Your Buck" Races
Unfortunately the power of the online moneybomb can cut both ways, as extremist Christine O'Donnell has ...
|(UPDATED) Delaware, NH - Now What? Help 3 to Smash Filibuster
After Tuesday's Delaware primary shocker, I think there are two important questions: 1. Where will progressive dollars go furthest in Senate races? 2. Will spending in those races help end or reform ...
|Unintended Comedy from PA GOP State Legislators
Pennsylvania is one of the places where some state legislators are introducing a version of Arizona's "show me your papers" law. (The lead sponsor here is a Republican rep who is running for ...
|Cautious Dem for Joe Hoeffel for PA GOV: Why Settle?
(Written in response to someone who asked on Facebook what I think of Hoeffel for governor) I'm generally cautious by nature. I've often gone with the "most electable" and "more moderate" Dem ...
|Specter Changes Name to "Pat Toomey"
In a shock to many political observers, Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania announced he will change his name to Pat Toomey. "The name polls well,
|Vote By Vote: Calling BS on Specter's "Sestak Missed Votes" Argument
It's become clear that one of Sen. Specter's main arguments against his primary challenger, Congressman Joe Sestak, will be "Sestak missed a bunch of votes in the House." His campaign has even put ...
|'Innovation' a Reason Why the Medicare Option is Needed
(I haven't heard much about this in the health care debate, so if others have been addressing it, by all means please post links to those articles or diaries. The more the merrier!) Remember how ...
|PA Online Poll on New Marriage Equality Bill
As you may have read, a Pennsylvania state senator announced yesterday that he plans to introduce a civil marriage equality bill. ...
|PA-Sen: Comedy from Pat Toomey; 4 Dems Eyeing or In Race Besides Specter
Since ( as covered elsewhere on DKos today ) Sen. Specter continues to give ...
|(UPDATED) 'Specter Watch' Expands Beyond Facebook
Thanks to all those who have encouraged this effort. ("Now that Sen. Arlen Specter's switching to be a Democrat, let's keep the pressure on him so he votes like a PENNSYLVANIA Democrat and not a '...
|'Keep Specter Honest' /'Specter: Act Like a PA Dem' Group on Facebook
(cross-posted at Young Philly Politics ) ...
|PA Editor Exposes Fox Viewers' 'Tea Party' Paranoia
The Reading, PA, Eagle is in the middle of Berks County, which is split between 3 congressional districts, including 2 that aren't 100% safe for either party (PA-6 Gerlach and PA-17 Holden). So it's ...
|(Revised) What Killed the Auto Bailout? The Ultimate Gerrymander.
OK, so we just had the electoral college vote Monday, and some may be saying, "Hey, what about that National Popular Vote idea?" The Progressive States Network, which I respect, is even going for ...
|A Berlin Airlift for Zimbabwe? Food Aid by Ground is Now Blocked
I'm very pleased that Sen. Clinton gave her strong, gracious endorsement to Sen. Obama today, but I am also appalled at something I read about in today's newspaper. Just when you think Zimbabwe ...
|This PA Voter's Take on ABC's 'Debate' (+ the Snail-Mail I'm Getting)
In part to distract myself from just how lame the ABC "debate" was, I typed up my stream-of-consciousness notes as it went along. But I bounced them off some friends and family before posting ...
|Clinton Letter Touting 50-State Strategy? & Other PA Info
I am a Pennsylvania "supervoter" -- (NOT a superdelegate!) I usually even vote in the low-turnout odd-year primary AND general elections, since that's when PA voters pick our statewide judges. Makes ...
|Clinton & McCain Persuade This PA Voter - to Back Obama
As a Pennsylvania voter, I have until April 22 to make up my mind. And I didn't care for the rush to coronation that came after Iowa and was fortunately halted by Sen. Clinton winning New Hampshire. ...
|PBS 'Think Like a Terrorist' on Chemical Security & Rail Security
My local PBS station is running (re-running?) Part 1 of this documentary "Think Like a Terrorist" this afternoon. Until our ...
|PA 11-6-07 Election Dull? NO. Warning: Scalia Admirer on Ballot.
Cross-posted at Young Philly Politics. There's still a LOT at stake in the Nov. 6 election, to add to a recent YPP post. ...
|Is Romney a 'Sat. Night Live' Character?
From the New Yorker profile of Romney : But while Giuliani simply downplays his record on ...
|PA GOP State Sen. Hit for Hiring P.I.
Editorial from Saturday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -- and there's a separate article after the jump: If Sen. Piccola ...
|Hey Coleman, McConnell, etc: What About VITTER?
(Attention Minnesotans, Kentuckians and Arizonans - but not JUST for you :-) If you live in the state of any of ...
|A U.S. House of Lords? It Might Hold the GOP Accountable
Would we be better off with a system that was a bit more parliament-like? The current system of needing 60 votes to do almost anything in the US Senate has become a block to accountability. The ...
|Biden and the Shame of Delaware
Maybe I've missed it, but I'd like to know what, if anything, Senator Biden is doing to change the law to prevent discrimination in his home state of Delaware. I am ashamed to say this, but it's ...
|Lamont Fans with No Dem Senator? Tell DSCC to Back Lamont||BenPA||08/08/2006||2||5||-||-|
|UPDATED: Santorum, DeWine, Allen, Kyl, Ensign Stick By Drug Companies, Screw the People||BenPA||07/11/2006||3||2||-||-|
|BATTLE FOR CONGRESS: 'Labor Will Be Partly to Blame'?||BenPA||07/06/2006||8||-||-||-|
|Casey Competing in All 67 PA Counties||BenPA||07/03/2006||14||5||-||-|
|MT-(Tester Quoted) Schweitzer Kicks Butt Again||BenPA||06/30/2006||5||6||-||3|
|Flag Amendment - What's Mark Dayton and Evan Bayh's Problem?||BenPA||06/27/2006||26||4||1||5|
|PA-Gov: Swann Makes Incendiary Charge (W/out Proof); Alienates Conservatives as a Bonus||BenPA||05/26/2006||49||13||-||3|
|PA-Gov: Swann Shoots Self in Foot (Again)||BenPA||05/23/2006||22||6||-||-|
|More Fun with Santorum (& Your GOP Senator/Congressperson)||BenPA||05/18/2006||7||3||1||-|
|SPECIAL ELECTION in PA May 16 - Dem Endorsed by Phila. Inquirer||BenPA||05/06/2006||10||6||1||-|
|SANTORUM FLIP-FLOP on Banning Birth Control (Not Just Abortion -- Birth Control Too)||BenPA||04/23/2006||17||6||1||17|
|Echoes of CTG: TV Ad on Immigration & Using Emotion||BenPA||04/14/2006||-||-||-||-|
|Another PA Special Election: 2 1/2-Year Unexpired Term||BenPA||04/12/2006||8||6||-||-|
|PA House Voting TUESDAY on 'Marriage Amendment'!||BenPA||03/30/2006||6||13||-||3|
|Is YOUR State Next? Update on Ohio Mess Caused by 'Marriage Amendment'||BenPA||02/20/2006||4||3||1||-|
|OUTRAGE: (UPDATE on) Bush's 'Pull the Plug' Law||BenPA||01/21/2006||22||13||-||18|
|CONTEST! Best Santorum-"Reform" Comparison||BenPA||01/19/2006||15||4||-||112|
|NEW re: Alito - RIGHT-Wing Concerns - Presidential Power||BenPA||01/06/2006||-||-||-||4|
|GOP Admits '06 Strategy: 'Paranoia'||BenPA||12/18/2005||6||7||-||-|
|Bush Summoned for Jury Duty (Really!)||BenPA||12/01/2005||31||2||-||2|
|Details on Alito and 'One Person, One Vote'||BenPA||11/25/2005||2||1||-||-|
|MSNBC's Colgan on Winning the Media War (Poll)||BenPA||11/22/2005||-||1||-||-|
|Pennsylvania Alert! GOP "TABOR" (TRAP) & How to Fight It||BenPA||11/04/2005||1||2||1||-|
|Bible Textbook for Public Schools (Not What You Think!) With Poll||BenPA||10/24/2005||24||2||-||-|
|Don't Tell Santorum! Gays Are Good Parents, Study Says||BenPA||10/15/2005||14||5||-||-|
|Action Alert! Defend Ronnie Earle - GOP Sliming in Progress||BenPA||09/29/2005||19||15||-||-|
|Supreme Nightmare: Far Right Waving IOU at Bush||BenPA||09/28/2005||7||2||-||-|
|More Bad News for GOP! Iraq War Vet Running in PA-7||BenPA||09/23/2005||18||14||-||14|
|Clark Advises 'Out of Iraq' Dems: No Specific Timetable, Focus on Diplomacy||BenPA||09/22/2005||90||17||-||154|
|Zakaria: Business As Usual In Spite of Tragedy||BenPA||09/18/2005||1||2||-||15|
|Santorum Drops in GOP Poll - He's Down 14||BenPA||09/14/2005||60||9||-||2|
|Breaking Faith with Veterans & Our Military||BenPA||09/10/2005||1||1||-||9|
|Bankruptcy Bill = Protection for Spammers||BenPA||03/12/2005||4||2||-||-|
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