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Money Flooding State Court Elections Threatens the Promise of Equal Justice

Alicia Bannon | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Alicia Bannon

Special interest money is flooding into our state Supreme Court elections, gravely threatening the impartial justice that our Constitution promises -- and raising troubling questions about whether courtroom decisions are for sale.

Corporate Contributions (of Beer, Cash, or Anything else) Have No Place in Pa. Inauguration

Rick Claypool | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Rick Claypool

Dick Yuengling is being snubbed. That's the accusation State Rep. Mike Vereb is making ahead of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's inauguration, whose planners have received over $1 million in contributions but allegedly turned down the offer of "free beer" from Yuengling's Pottsville-based brewery.

Presidential Debates: A Chance for Change

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

While the presidential debates still offer voters valuable insight, their impact is seriously diminished by their limited number and timing and by current campaign practices that elevate attack ads over face-to-face contact with voters.

Who Pays for the Parties?

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 11.06.2012 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe growing influence of money in politics threatens to corrupt our representative form of government, where the people -- through their votes -- are supposed to make the decisions.

Congress on Sale! Saints of the Hill Who Take Less Than $20,000 in Health Care $$ - The List - Part VI

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

While they land on either side of the fence on the issue, these are some of the most interesting players in the unfolding health care reform drama.