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RAJA Steps Down as RCAC Chair

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RAJA ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO STEP DOWN AS RCAC CHAIR Decision provides next Chair additional time to prepare for important 2020 Presidential Election GREENTREE, PA – Local businessman and community leader, D. Raja, today announced he will step down from his volunteer service as Chair of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County (RCAC) on June 29, […]

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Wolf and Casey Positive Ratings/ Toomey Mixed Reviews

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Two Democratic statewide officials are cruising, while one GOP Senator is treading water. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey enjoy double digit net approval ratings, while Sen. Pat Toomey is receiving mixed reviews. Wolf reached a new high in this poll with 54% approving of his job […]

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Conversion Therapy Ban in Allegheny County

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Is it the place of our legislators to determine, by force of law, which categories of counseling are made available to the public?  The question alone suggests an overt violation of free speech but it also lurches into freedom of choice and, where minors are concerned, will be erosive to parental rights. The Allegheny County […]

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Feminists Should Thank God For Capitalism

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When it comes to feminism, “it’s the economy, stupid.” Pantsuits didn’t liberate women; washing machines did — and we have American capitalism to thank for that. So, why are so many self-styled feminists trying to tear down capitalism? Take, for example, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), popularly known as AOC. She calls herself a feminist, even […]

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Censorship is alive and well

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Our own Greg Wrightstone, geologist, patriot and local resident recently experienced the growing trend of silencing voices guilty of disagreeing with views of the liberal left.  Removal of the popular Inconvenient Facts smartphone app from the Apple App Store in late February fueled a media frenzy this week. The back story is that, after approving […]

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Senator Toomey to Kick-Off 2019 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

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(Harrisburg, PA) – United States Senator Pat Toomey will be the kick-off speaker at the 30th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, and author of the best-selling book […]

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Hyperloops?

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By Lowman S. Henry Governments, both state and national, have a primal urge to tinker in our formerly free market economy.  Sometimes governments are moved to such intervention out of ideology, such as the currently in vogue strain of socialism coursing through the Democrat Party.  Intervention is also born of arrogance as elected officials and […]

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Former Republican County Councilman Matt Drozd to announce challenge to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

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Former Republican County Councilman Matt Drozd to announce challenge to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald It’s official: former County Councilman Matt Drozd is running for Allegheny County’s top political job. He will launch his candidacy Thursday night with a press conference ahead of the Lincoln Dinner for the Allegheny County Republican Committee, according to a press […]

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Proposal to ban conversion therapy

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This is why you sign petitions for Republican candidates Many of you have made time these last two weeks to sign petitions for our Allegheny County candidates – this is an example of why you do that. The Allegheny County Council has added to its Tuesday, March 5 agenda a proposal to ban “conversion therapy” […]