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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 ...
BenPA 08/30/2012 11 23 - 230
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 ...
BenPA 09/21/2010 10 4 - 38
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 ...
BenPA 09/17/2010 17 8 - 40
(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 ...
BenPA 09/15/2010 3 3 - 40
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 ...
BenPA 05/05/2010 14 11 - 22
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 ...
BenPA 02/22/2010 9 9 - 89
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,
BenPA 02/13/2010 21 7 - 10
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 ...
BenPA 02/11/2010 44 12 - 57
'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 ...
BenPA 09/03/2009 1 1 - 14
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. ...
BenPA 05/28/2009 49 11 - 20
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 ...
BenPA 05/03/2009 53 20 - 29
(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 '...
BenPA 04/30/2009 8 9 - -
'Keep Specter Honest' /'Specter: Act Like a PA Dem' Group on Facebook
(cross-posted at Young Philly Politics ) ...
BenPA 04/28/2009 6 8 - 12
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 ...
BenPA 04/19/2009 20 30 - 19
(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 ...
BenPA 12/16/2008 11 3 - 37
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 ...
BenPA 06/07/2008 11 11 1 13
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 ...
BenPA 04/17/2008 15 30 2 30
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 ...
BenPA 04/10/2008 30 19 - 17
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. ...
BenPA 02/19/2008 29 12 - 2
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 ...
BenPA 11/11/2007 1 2 - 1
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. ...
BenPA 10/25/2007 3 5 - 4
Is Romney a 'Sat. Night Live' Character?
From the New Yorker profile of Romney : But while Giuliani simply downplays his record on ...
BenPA 10/23/2007 26 - - -
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 ...
BenPA 09/24/2007 3 4 1 19
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 ...
BenPA 08/31/2007 9 9 - -
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 ...
BenPA 07/21/2007 6 5 - -
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 ...
BenPA 04/27/2007 65 5 - 4
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&quo​t; 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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