Tag Archive: Law and Government

Mar 22

Progressives, Conservatives, and Health Care Reform

As the final vote for the Democrats’ health care reform bill got closer, the frantic attempts by Republicans to stop it reminded me of a rather apt G.K. Chesterton quote. “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives […]

Feb 09

Mayor Ravenstahl’s Snow Job

Updates follow the post body Snowmageddon. Snowpocalypse. SnOMG. Whatever you call it, we knew it was coming, and we knew it would be bad. If you ask Mayor Ravenstahl, though, he and the rest of Pittsburgh’s government aren’t to blame for the painfully slow plowing process. “Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who left town Friday to celebrate […]

Nov 14

An Intellectual Property Debate Broadcast

Remember that Podcamp Pittsburgh IP debate I told you about? Well, the video has finally been uploaded. Now the whole world can hear my nasal voice.

Nov 03

Right Punishment, Wrong Lesson

Sometimes public humiliation is an appropriate punishment. To wit: Women who stole from girl, 9, hold public signs of shame “A woman and her daughter are outside the Bedford County Courthouse holding signs saying they stole a gift card from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday…which the girl set on a shelf while a Wal-Mart […]

Feb 03

Belated March For Life Coverage

I got waaaay behind on the news and hadn’t posted about the March For Life. Here are some stories about the protest that marks the tragic anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision. Buses set to roll to 30th anti-abortion march By Ann Rodgers-Melnick “An odd consequence of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion …

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