Category Archives: Miscellany

#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 3)

Valerie Arkoosh’s Surprise Question – Preparedness as only Non-Politician Arkoosh’s surprise question was one she was completely prepared to answer. As the only non-politician in the race, some in the audience and in the district held concerns that she didn’t … More after the jump

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#HD164: More Dishonesty from Margo Davidson

In Davidson’s latest campaign email, she claims to be the first woman ever elected to the Delaware County legislative delegation. I’ve heard she also is the first person ever to be named Margo, and she also discovered the cure to … More after the jump

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#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 2)

For Part 1, go here. Leadership Qualities When asked by Davies about the leadership qualities the candidates possess that make them uniquely qualified for the position, Senator Leach cited his role in picking a Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge, by publicly … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Miscellany, National Politics, US House

#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 1)

Yesterday evening, a candidates’ forum was held at PSU Abington for all four candidates running to fill Allyson Schwartz’s 13th Congressional seat. The always adept interviewer, Dave Davies of WHYY, served as moderator for the evening, and the auditorium was … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Allyson Schwartz Releases Solid Health Care Ad, But You Still Can’t Trust Her on Health Care

Health care coverage expansion remains a popular political issue for Democrats so it’s great to see Allyson Schwartz running on this issue. Democrats win when we keep the discussion to giving people nice things, and not stupidly focusing on “bending … More after the jump

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#PA13: ABC reports Pres Clinton’s support of “scandal-plagued” in law

On Thursday, President Bill Clinton will make a fundraising stop for Marjorie Margolies, the former congresswoman of PA’s 13th congressional district, current candidate, and mother in law of Chelsea Clinton. ABC referred to Margolies as Chelsea’s “scandal-plagued” mother in law. … More after the jump

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#LGov: Only Two Candidates Are Truly Pro-Choice

With Mark Critz’s pro-life stance, and the yea votes by State Representative Brandon Neuman and State Senator Michael Stack of SB 732, legislation that closed five women’s clinic since its enactment in 2011, there are only two truly pro-choice candidates … More after the jump

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#PA13: Leach sounds the alarm for PA campaign finance reform

About a week ago, I publicly asked readers whether the idea of a gift ban, a proposal that has taken on a bipartisan momentum since the revelation of corruption among numerous Philadelphia politicians, was enough to fix our political system. … More after the jump

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#HD164: A New Keystone Politics Feature

A fellow constituent in Upper Darby forwarded me a campaign email that they found especially devoid of truth, and I’d like to share it with everyone. In it, Representative Margo Davidson claims that one of her two primary challengers, Billy … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#HD182: Babette Josephs is disappointed. Me too.

My two cents. I was present at the hearing today that ended in Former Representative Josephs’ removal from the May 2014 ballot. This ongoing story has been a real experience for me, not only as a fairly green addition to … More after the jump

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