Author Archives: Ben

Is Montco’s Vereb Plotting a PA House GOP Leadership Challenge?

Why would a state representative from a moderate suburban Philadelphia district: – Boast of his 100% rating from the far-right American Conservative Union by posting this photo, – Post a photo of himself shaking hands with unpopular-in-Southeast-PA Gov. Corbett on the occasion … More after the jump

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Election Surprises Brewing in Central PA?

It’s probably been decades since Democrats held any of the 20-plus state House seats in south central PA other than the 3 that are based in the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. (One exception that I know of: Jeff … More after the jump

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Toohil-Gate: Unanswered Questions, and Her Evasions – Will the Media Follow Up?

The travails of Tarah Toohil continue, in part because she has left unanswered questions hanging out there. There’s a lot for the media to follow up on – but will they?

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Electoral College Tie? No Thanks! Plus: PA Deserves More U.S. Senators

On Thursday, pundit Larry Sabato posted about something that made me go “Aaauggghhh” – the possibility of a tie in the Electoral College. I don’t think it’ll actually happen – FiveThirtyEight puts the odds at 0.8%. But what a nightmare … More after the jump

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Anonymous Creator of Toohil Video Explains Why; Poses 3 Questions to Rep.

Hat tip to Jake Sternberger for alerting me to this — the anonymous creator of the Tarah Toohil video has posted a detailed statement today in the video’s caption about why he or she posted the video. Jake tweeted “Guy … More after the jump

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Toohil-Gate: It’s the Hypocrisy, Not the Possible Pot Use — and Why Is She Against Medical Marijuana?

About the widely viewed video montage of state Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne County) (please note: I had nothing to do with creating or posting the video, and I have no idea who did, either) — Some people have been saying how … More after the jump

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