Beth Anne Mumford
Mon, August 27, 2018
First Step Act Offers Second Chances
There’s a growing movement of Americans from across the ideological spectrum who are beginning to realize that our current approach to criminal justice isn’t working and want to do something to ...
Wed, January 17, 2018
Why PA Families Deserve Gift of Education
What did your children want for Christmas last month? Most would probably say a new bike, an electronic gadget, or one of the items on this year’s hottest toys list.
Tue, May 23, 2017
PA Doesn't Need Border Adjustment Tax
For decades, Pennsylvania has remained in the bottom of state rankings for job growth, income growth and population growth. Indeed, last year, Pennsylvania lost 8,000 residents who sought out more ...
Thu, February 02, 2017
PA Needs More School Choice
Americans can agree that education is the first step to a brighter future, especially for the poor, but debate has raged for decades on how best to provide that opportunity to our nation's ...
Thu, January 19, 2017
Pork Run Amuck
The famed free-market economist Milton Friedman left us a remarkable insight when he pointed out the 4 ways to spend money: spending your own money on yourself, spending your own money on someone ...
Wed, August 24, 2016
The Fight for Freedom
Can those who fight for freedom learn from the tactics of the left? Remember this?
An enclave of makeshift tents dotted the landscape in Atlanta's Woodruff Park in ...
Wed, August 03, 2016
Paying for Harrisburg's Spending Addiction
How do you know when politicians have a spending addiction? A sure sign is when they start scrounging for money in ashtrays and Netflix queues.
The General Assembly recently passed a ...
Wed, April 27, 2016
Earth Day Doom Sayers
This year, President Obama celebrated Earth Day by pledging three billion of American's hard earned dollars to the Green Climate Fund, an international UN fund to promote green energy around the ...
Tue, April 05, 2016
Obamacare Turns Six
This month we celebrated an anniversary that no one really wanted.
It's been six years since President Obama signed into law the signature achievement of his ...
Thu, September 17, 2015
PA Must Not Accept EPA Rules
As of September 6, state lawmakers have exactly one year to make one of the most important decisions of their time in office: Will Pennsylvania submit an implementation plan to the Environmental ...
Wed, July 22, 2015
Budget Battle Heats Up
Things are heating up in Pennsylvania
As temperatures began to inch toward 100 degrees in mid-July, lawmakers across the state were being bombarded with attacks ...
Tue, July 14, 2015
PA Lags in Fiscal Health
Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called the states America's "laboratories of democracy," and the Mercatus Center's new state fiscal condition rankings demonstrate that the ...
Mon, May 04, 2015
An End to Golden Eggs
The "Marcellus Shale" formation has been a boom for Pennsylvania's otherwise stagnant economy. It currently supports 250,000 Pennsylvania jobs, and wages in affected industries like natural ...
Tue, November 25, 2014
PA Needs a Better Tax Environment
The non-partisan Tax Foundation recently released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report assess and appraises each state's competitiveness as affected by the tax structure ...
Mon, November 03, 2014
Philly Teacher Union Needs Reality Check
While most families, small businesses, and local governments have been tightening their belts to try and make ends meet during these difficult economic times, there always seems to be one sector of ...
Thu, October 16, 2014
Economic Freedom and Our Ruling Class
When I was a little girl, my dad often told me the only job you start at the top is digging a ditch. But he said, that's the great thing about living in America. You can start anywhere and with ...
Wed, October 01, 2014
Unions Have Lost Their Way
Across the nation, union membership is rapidly declining as more and more workers conclude that unions have lost their way.
Once advocates for legitimately ...
Thu, September 04, 2014
Labor Day and Earned Success
Those of us with full-time jobs we enjoy and an ability to generally pay our bills likely spent Labor Day weekend enjoying hot dogs and a cold drink with family and friends while lamenting the end of ...
Fri, August 22, 2014
I know a family who came to America in the 70s from Saigon. They tell a riveting story about abandoning their home in the middle of the night with their young children running to the shore and ...