The Worth of the Residential College
The idea of a university is the idea of a fundamentally human institution. That is, the university isn’t merely a knowledge factory where facts and formulas are conveyed to a perpetually new set of young people; the university — as ...
Malcolm Kline and Accuracy in Academia
In the latest episode of InsideAcademia.tv, host Andy Nash speaks with Malcolm Kline of Accuracy in Academia. Mr. Kline’s group seeks to return higher education to its traditional mission: instilling the desire to search for truth in young ...
On Choosing the Right College
John Zmirak appears on InsideAcademia.tv this week to talk about his role as editor of Choosing the Right College, a review of America’s top 140 colleges and universities, and CollegeGuide.org from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
What makes a ...
'American History by Google and Wikipedia'
In this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv Andy speaks with Mark Bauerlein about his recent talk in Princeton, “American History by Google and Wikipedia.” The talk was part of the summer program of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
In approaching ...
George Nash on the Founding Generation's Education
George H. Nash, historian and scholar, appears in this week’s Independence Day-themed episode of InsideAcademia.tv. Nash highlights the role of the Rev. John Witherspoon at Princeton and his “moral philosophy” curriculum that would define education during and after ...
After Six Months of InsideAcademia.tv
Since launching InsideAcademia.tv with a post here on Phi Beta Cons in January, we’ve interviewed two dozen guests in six hours of cumulative conversations on the past, present, and future of education in America. We’re proud to ...
The Problem of Coercive Multiculturalism
Paul Gottfried joins Andy Nash in the latest episode of InsideAcademia.tv, the weekly quarter-hour Web program delivering conversations on the past, present, and future of learning in America. Gottfried explains the problem of multiculturalism and how it creates a ...
A common critique of higher ed over the years has been the tendency of institutions to seek to endlessly outdo one another on all fronts, especially when it comes to facilities. It’s a sort of hyper status anxiety impulse ...
I was spending some time with a good college friend of mine. We were screwing around, debating where to head that night after one of those unexpected, nearly unwelcome humid spring afternoons. I picked up a copy of a large ...
How Did Students Govern Themselves in the Past?
In this week’s installment of InsideAcademia.tv, host Andy Nash speaks with Ben Novak, former trustee at Penn State, on how students governed themselves in the past, and regulated the conduct of their peers, and engaged in student government — ...
Explaining College as Oversold and Underperforming
George Leef joins Andy Nash on InsideAcademia.tv for this week’s conversation exploring college’s distorted sense of institutional importance, and what alternatives students might have outside of a campus education. Leef, of the John William Pope Center, is ...
'Free Market Environmentalism' on Campus
Terry Anderson joins Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv for a discussion on “Sustainability and ‘Free Market Environmentalism.’” Anderson is executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center. He explains how the “arrogance of academics” limits free discussion ...
A Succinct Look at the 'Great Degree Scam'
Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, joined Andy Nash in this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv. Vedder drove home the point that much of the problem with college — probably the core factor leading to ...
On Penn State's 'Historic' Budget Cut
Penn State president Graham Spanier has been engaging in hard core histrionics in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s state budget proposal, which would reduce taxpayer appropriations by 53 percent.
“Abraham Lincoln is weeping today,” declared Spanier in a press conference ...
Are 'Bad Students, Not Bad Schools' the Problem?
Robert Weissberg, a contributor to Phi Beta Cons, appears on this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv. Andy Nash, the host, talks with Weissberg about his recent book, Bad Students, Not Bad Schools.
In the interview, Weissberg makes the point ...
Free Thought and False Advertising
David French speaks with Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv in “The False Advertising of Free Thought on Campus.” Nash and French speak about the bait-and-switch nature of higher ed, where freedom of inquiry and expression is promised, even ...
College As Culture Transmitter or Culture Transformer?
Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, joins Andy Nash for the latest installment of the weekly Web program InsideAcademia.tv. Their quarter-hour conversation begins with the history and aims of NAS concerning political correctness and a classroom ...
The Calcified Credentials Game
Peter Thiel is a maverick of the modern libertarian-right. He founded PayPal with the idea that it could compete as a standalone international currency. He bet heavily against the housing market before its collapse. And he now funds futurist ventures ...
The Rise and Demise of Fraternity Culture
Let me start with a statement of fact: Frats have a reputation. Today, it’s almost a universally poor one, and culturally, we identify their stately houses more with Animal House than as symbols of high culture. Even the language ...
The Demand-Debt Link, and Bursting the Bubble
Katherine Mangu-Ward, senior editor at Reason magazine, joined Andy Nash this week on Inside Academia to talk about the role of the federal government in creating a bubble of demand for college degrees. In a recent post, Katherine laid it ...
'More Spending for Less Output' in Public Education
Last week I wrote about the debut of InsideAcademia.tv, a new weekly video program focused on “engaging the uninitiated” and distilling complex aspects of the education debate for easier consumption and understanding.
For its second episode, host Andy Nash ...
The Recession-Proof Graduate
Charlie Hoehn, a 24-year-old online marketer and former intern for Seth Godin, has created an unconventional guide that every young person — especially soon-to-be-graduates — should see. The 30-page “Recession-Proof Graduate” aims to help graduates find work that’s both satisfying and ...
Penn. Republicans Still Unable to Penetrate Urban Areas
Pat Toomey is preparing to head to Washington as Pennsylvania’s next senator. There’s a sentence that in itself is rightly comforting to at least 51 percent of Keystone Staters. But if he’s to stay there — with better than 2 ...
Pat Toomey's Victory Speech
The full text of Pat Toomey’s victory speech in Allentown last night:
Thank you Pennsylvania! The people of Pennsylvania have spoken and delivered us an historic victory.
Just a few minutes ago, Congressman Sestak called to concede the race ...
Pat Toomey will be Pennsylvania’s next senator, succeeding Arlen Specter.
AP, others reporting on the results.
Pat Toomey is now leading, barely, 50.1 to 49.9 percent, with 85 percent reporting, a difference of roughly 4,000 votes.
New Black Panthers in Philadelphia
Breaking: Philly Turnout Fails to Break 30 Percent
Philadelphia turnout has not been ideal for Democrats, with no area breaking 30 percent today. In a city with a 6-1 Democratic registration advantage, this is good news for Toomey.
Allegheny County, Onorato’s home base and home to Pittsburgh, went ...
Live Video: Battle '10 at Toomey Headquarters
As the Pennsylvania senate race develops, Battle ‘10 will be bringing you sporadic live video from the ballroom here at the Holiday Inn in Allentown. When Toomey takes the podium — whenever that turns out to be — we’ll be broadcasting live:
Sestak Endorsed by RFK, Jr.
How did we miss this? RFK, Jr., son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, has endorsed Joe Sestak, hailing him for his “common sense approach” to politics:
“Foremost among the questions facing Pennsylvania is the debate over how to develop ...
Pennsylvania Quiet As Polls Close
Polls have closed in Pennsylvania, capping what was a rather surprisingly quiet day in the Keystone State. Other than a few standard, minor, and scattered reports of voting difficulties, stations being set up late, etc., the only real headline is ...
Pat Meehan's Camp Jittery
Dan Hirschhorn at Politico reports:
It could be a late night in Pennsylvania’s Delaware County.
That’s where Democrat Bryan Lentz and Republican Pat Meehan are fighting for the seat left open when Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak decided to ...
I’ve just received word that Rep. Patrick Murphy (D- PA 8) is holding a final tele-townhall with constituents in Bucks County. Murphy’s robo-call invites constituents to dial in to a conference call where they have the opportunity to ask ...
A Battle ‘10 reader writes in:
Voted in my precinct at 4 pm. It’s a pretty Republican area. For some perspective, in 2006 (the last midterm, which was disastrous for the GOP) the precinct split evenly between Santorum and Casey (Casey won ...
'The Heart and Soul of the Democratic Base'
Gov. Ed Rendell, a source of unusual candor for a career politician, told MSNBC that he believes Democrats have woken up. Rendell elaborated, explaining the base consists of ”young people,…” “African Americans,…” “Latinos,” and “gays and lesbians.”
Turnout in the Keystone State
I’ve received a number of noteworthy anecdotes from around the state — particularly in the southeast — from Battle ‘10 readers at the polls. Here are a few, with more to follow as polls close.
In West Chester, PA (25 miles ...
Allentown, Pa. — I’ve just arrived at the Holiday Inn, where Team Toomey will be spending the evening. On the drive here, just under two hours from the critical suburbs outside Philadelphia, rural roadways and on-ramp areas were littered with ...
Pennsylvanians' Time for Choosing
Perhaps no other race in the nation better illustrates the stark difference in governing philosophies facing voters at the ballot box than Pennsylvania’s contest between Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak.
Pat Toomey, small business entrepreneur and strident free enterprise ...
Dan Onorato's Happy Halloween
With polls showing Democrat Dan Onorato almost sure to lose handedly tomorrow, he decided to spend some time at a rather unusual campaign stop last night.
Laura Goldman from Metro Philadelphia reports:
Last night, Governor Rendell and Candidate Dan Onorato ...
'I Was Degreed Out of a Job'
A Phi Beta Cons reader writes in response to my “What 17 Million Americans Got From a College Degree” post last week. This letter is worth reading, I believe, because I think it’s representative of the great multitude of Americans ...
Will Sestak's Seat Turn Red?
Joe Sestak was elected to congress in 2006 partly thanks to disenchantment with the Republican Party. Pat Meehan could soon be elected to congress in 2010 thanks to disenchantment with Democrats. This open 7th district seat remains one of the most watched ...
'With Enough Mr. Smiths...'
The Toomey camp has put out two more videos as they gear up for what is possibly this cycle’s most watched, and most ideologically portentous, senate races. The first short film, titled “With Enough Mr. Smiths…,” offers a glimpse ...
NPR: 'Two Irish Guys In A Donnybrook'
NPR’s Weekend Edition came to Bucks County last week to profile the 8th district bellwether race between challenger Mike Fitzpatrick and Democrat Patrick Murphy. In the eight minute audio profile, Scott Simon sets the scene: a feisty Patrick Murphy, ...
Bill Clinton's Final Pennsylvania Pitch: Patience
Former President Bill Clinton has visited Pennsylvania roughly a dozen times over the past few weeks, campaigning for Joe Sestak and Democrats down the ballot. Most recently, he appeared with embattled incumbent Paul Kanjorski in the 11th district, offering what ...
Pat Toomey has released a new web video chronicling his stump speeches for greater government restraint and the rejection of Joe Sestak’s pro-spending ideology. Or, as Toomey’s campaign puts it, he promotes “more jobs, less government.”
Sestak's Turnout Challenge
After the only two debates between Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak were being held during the course of last week, polls seemed to indicate Joe Sestak was not only closing his polling gap, but some even had him leading. But ...
Dan Onorato's Running Mate 'Cuts and Runs'
With four days to go until Election Day, Dan Onorato is apparently having a tough time of things. Not only are polls showing him trailing Republican opponent Tom Corbett by seemingly insurmountable margins, but now it looks like his own ...
'Pat Toomey Will Eat Your Brains'
Courtesy of Philadelphia’s Citypaper, a cover image that neatly encapsulates the spirit of political discourse among some on the left in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Democrat base:
(Click the cover to read the Citypaper’s “66 reasons not to ...
About that Surge in Pennsylvania Polling
Remember last week when polls began to show Joe Sestak gaining ground — indeed, even leading — and it seemed like the walls were coming down on the Toomey campaign? Well, Toomey seems firmly back in front, albeit with something of a ...
Pat Toomey's 'More Jobs, Less Government' Tour
In order to become the next senator from Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey will need to harness the support of the rural swaths of the Keystone State to offset the Democrat strongholds in the urban areas, especially Philadelphia where Democrats outnumber Republicans ...
The Circus of College Admissions
Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard joins Andy Nash on InsideAcademia.tv to discuss his recent book Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College. Ferguson also shares his experiences with today’s admissions process ...
The Ripple Effects of the Hollow Core
The evisceration of core curriculum is nothing new. It’s been happening for decades, and the notion of a college education as an academic menagerie has more or less metastesized in the popular imagination. It’s what makes tweets like ...
A Primer on Classical Natural Law
J. Budziszewski joins Andy Nash on InsideAcademia.tv this week for a 15-minute conversation on natural law and how its appreciation can lead to a more well ordered society and person. Budziszewski delivered a lecture on the subject last month ...
Why Students Can't Read, Write, or Think
In this week’s installment of InsideAcademia.tv, R. V. Young joins host Andy Nash to explain the fruit that was born by teaching students literature and composition as united rather than disparate areas of study. Young cites his recent ...
Law School and 'Judicial Conservatism'
This week on InsideAcademia.tv, host Andy Nash speaks with Ed Whelan on “the triumph of judicial conservatism.” Mr. Whelan is president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a frequent contributor to NRO’s Bench Memos. At the 11:30 ...
A History of Diversity Fanaticism in Academia
Robert Weissberg joins Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv for a conversation on the recent history of ideology in academia. Weissberg explains how affirmative action and hiring preferences represented a fundamental shift from early 20th century hiring practices and ...
Against ‘self-destructive futilities'
From Prof. Eric Cunningham of Gonzaga:
“The function of the university” wrote Thomas Merton, “is to help men and women save their souls, and in so doing, to save their society: from what? From the hell of meaninglessness, of obsession, ...
The Future of ISI as a Pillar of Conservatism
Christopher Long speaks with Andy Nash in the latest episode on InsideAcademia.tv. Mr. Long took over as president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute last month, relieving T. Kenneth Cribb, who had served for more than two decades and stewarded ...
'Great Books' Explained in 15 Minutes (or Less!)
Jane Shaw joins host Andy Nash in this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv for a frank conversation on the Great Books.
A frequent Phi Beta Cons contributor — and, of course, president of the John William Pope Center for Higher ...
The Orthodoxies of Government Science
Tom Bethell, a senior editor at The American Spectator, speaks with Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv. Bethell explains how federal funding of science and research have corrupted the field, and how orthodoxy of thought now limits new exploration.
The Sustainability Agenda
Ashley Thorne joins Andy Nash in the latest episode of InsideAcademia.tv to discuss the issue of sustainability on campus. Thorne and Nash delve into sustainability’s three core parts: economic, environmental, and social justice.
But the cause of “sustainability,” ...
A Dean's Perspective on Core Curriculum, New Media
In this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv, host Andy Nash speaks with Christian Brady, dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University.
This is a unique interview for us, as we’re speaking with someone firmly entrenched ...
Re: Penn State's 'Historic' Budget Cut
Last week I wrote on “Penn State’s ‘Historic’ Budget Cut,” pointing out that Graham Spanier, the president, has been engaging in histrionics and avoiding a hard accounting after Gov. Tom Corbett announced an aid cut that will require the ...
Anne Neal on College's Institutional Nonchalance
Anne Neal joins Andy Nash in this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv. In “The Lazy University & Cultural Abdication,” Neal talks about the impact of leisurely academic schedules and faculty nonchalance in driving bad habits in student culture.
Neal also ...
Mark Bauerlein on 'The Dumbest Generation'
In this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv, Andy Nash speaks with Mark Bauerlein on how modern social technology and targeted media isolate and absorb young people as often — if not more — than those technologies empower them as thinkers, as ...
Yesterday's 'F' is Today's 'C'
Jason Fertig speaks with Andy Nash in this week’s episode of InsideAcademia.tv about the new normal on campus: the problem of yesterday’s “F” having become today’s “C.” Jason, a Phi Beta Cons blogger and assistant professor ...
Single Issues, it could be said, ranks among the least known yet most conceptually elegant and rhetorically concise apologias for what we have come to call the “culture of life” in America. It’s author, Joe Sobran, was a longtime ...
That seems an astonishingly candid piece for the Times. Jonathan Haidt — a “longtime liberal turned centrist” — presents his findings at an academic conference on the lack of conservatives, and “non-liberals” more generally, in academia. His provocative (for academia, of course) ...
Avoiding Post–Super Bowl Football Withdrawal
With America’s secular Holy Day now behind us, it’s likely many of us have felt the early tremors of winter football withdrawal. Thankfully, InsideAcademia.tv can provide a small consolation. One of our latest episodes focuses on the ...
Check Your Freedoms at the Gate
In the latest installment of Inside Academia, a recently launched Web show aiming to take you “behind the Ivory curtain,” host Andy Nash interviews Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Lukianoff reflects on more than ...
Against 'Technology!' as Tuition Panacea
Aaron Bady, an academic and blogger from Oakland, Calif.., has written fairly extensively on the crisis in higher education. In so doing, he hit upon what I consider one of the most important, perhaps obvious, but least generally understood facts ...
The Start of Something New
As the debate over the future of higher education continues to gain momentum, an increasing number of journalists, analysts, and critics are identifying academia as the next major bubble. Education has emerged as a core concern on both the left ...
John Cornyn Congratulates Pat Toomey
Texas Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the NRSC, and a critical supporter of Pat Toomey’s candidacy in Pennsylvania, released the following statement in light of Toomey’s victory:
“Pennsylvanians sent a clear message tonight when they elected former businessman ...
Mike Fitzpatrick looks well positioned for victory in Pennsylvania’s 8th district, potentially without having to wait until Wednesday for absentee ballots to be counted. He leads Democrat Pat Murphy 53–47 percent with 80 percent reporting.
Mike Kelly wins in the northwestern 3...
With 82 percent of precincts in Pennsylvania reporting, Pat Toomey trails Joe Sestak by 67,440 votes, or 51 to 49 percent, with areas including Philly suburbs still to report fully.
With 50 Percent Reporting in Pennsylvania . . .
With about 50 percent reporting in Pennsylvania, Sestak holds a lead, while Corbett closes. Congressional races below.
Sestak 52.1% Toomey 47.9% . . .
Onorato 48.3% Corbett 51.8% . . .
3rd — Dahlkemper 46.7% – Kelly 53.3%
4th — Altmire 49.9% – Rothfus 50.1%
6th — Trivedi 45.8% – Gerlach 54.2%
7th — Lentz 41.8% – Meehan 57.1%
8th — Murphy 47.4% – Fitzpatrick 52.6%
10th — Carney 46.7% – Marino 53.3%
Early Returns in Pennsylvania
Via PA Election Returns, with nearly 30 percent reporting:
Sestak 57.6% Toomey 42.4%…
Onorato 53.5% Corbett 46.5%…
Dahlkemper 48.6% - Kelly 51.4%
Altmire 56.8% - Rothfus 43.2%
Lentz 35.3% – Meehan 63.4%
Murphy 49.4% – Fitzpatrick 50.6%
Carney 48.6% – Marino 51.4%
Kanjorski 47.4% – Barletta 52.6%
Critz 52.6% – Burns 47.5%
Callahan 48.6% – Dent 44.9%
Holden 52.4% – Argall 47.7%
ABC News has called the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race for Tom Corbett, despite less than 10 percent reporting. The announcement in the ballroom here at Toomey HQ has set the crowd abuzz. There are at least 200 here already, and more than 60 no-nonsense ...
Follow Pennsylvania's Returns...
Snapshots of Pennsylvania Turnout
From this piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
In Cranberry, the county’s most populous municipality, precincts were humming with activity. One poll worker in Cranberry said the number of ballots being cast was approaching presidential election levels.
At the ...
Re: 'I Need Your Help in Pennsylvania'
With 42 minutes remaining until polls close in the Keystone State, the DNC has issued a final plea on behalf of President Obama via it’s e-mail list. The gist of the e-mail is: we’re running out of time and ...
'A Truly Historic Night for Pennsylvania'
Allentown, Pa. — The Toomey campaign is gathering tonight here in the presidential ballroom of the Holiday Inn, and while the only crowd so far is taking up residence in the press corner, it looks to be a jam-packed night.
Toomey Camp 'Feeling Great,' Expecting Heavy Turnout
Allentown, Pa. – The Toomey campaign team continues to buzz, and even this early in the press area of tonight’s ballroom, there’s a feeling of high expectation. Battle ‘10 caught up with Mark Harris, campaign manager for Toomey, to get ...
Desperate: Murphy Volunteers Stopped by Police
Pennsylvania’s closely watched 8th district race between Mike Fitzpatrick and incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy has gotten even dirtier. Police stopped a van with New York license plates in Bristol, Pa. last night.
BRISTOL TWP. — On the eve of Election ...
Pennsylvania Election Results Live Blogging
Pennsylvania bloggers and politicos will be gathering online in a live chat hosted by the Pennsylvania Independent, a news source founded last year by the Commonwealth Foundation, a free market think tank in Harrisburg.
I’ll be participating occasionally, but ...
'For Sestak to Have a Shot...'
Dan Hirschhorn at Politico sums up the Pennsylvania senate contest with this little gem tucked deep into today’s article:
Democrats win elections in Pennsylvania by racking up big margins in blue Philadelphia and performing well in the purple suburbs. ...
Public Policy Polling Predicts Pennsylvania 'Sweep'
Public Policy Polling, the Democrat firm that has Pat Toomey leading Joe Sestak by five, at 51 to 46 percent, elaborates on its polling by predicting a “sweep” for Republicans in the Keystone State.
President Obama is perhaps the biggest reason Toomey ...
Toomey Leads in Muhlenberg, Quinnipiac, PPP
With less than 24 hours to go before Election Day, Pat Toomey is in the lead and by every indication has the momentum. Within the past 12 hours, three polls have been released each showing Toomey ahead by a thin but not ...
As the New York Times reports, the University of South Carolina at Columbia will soon launch a course involving the study of 24-year-old controversialist pop star Lady Gaga. The professor wants to “unravel some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of ...
Pat Toomey, Joe Sestak, and Abortion
Election Day is close. After months of reporting, commentary, and speculation, we’re staring to count down in hours — not days — the time remaining before the polls open on Tuesday.
With Rasmussen and Muhlenberg both showing Pat Toomey holding a ...
President Obama Returns to Philadelphia
President Obama will be in Philadelphia tomorrow morning for one last visit before Election Day. Obama stumped in the City of Brotherly Love on Oct. 10, making his first rally appearance since his election.
As all Democrat’s eyes turn to ...
Corbett, Barbour, McDonnell Stage Firehouse Rally
Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia rallied with Tom Corbett at a fire station near Philadelphia yesterday, emphasizing the need for supporters to turn out the vote in these final days before Nov. 2.
The Obama ...
Keith Rothfus's 'Battle for Rural Pennsylvania'
Keith Rothfus is challenging Democrat Rep. Jason Altmire in Pennsylvania’ 4th congressional district. Battle ‘10 has covered Altmire’s strategic pivoting on Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare, and has spoken with Rothfus — a longtime Toomey supporter — about his race.
NR’s Robert ...
In good news for Pat Toomey, reports are coming in that absentee ballots are being returned at a higher rate than Democrat ballots: “Republicans have returned 67 percent of their requested absentee ballots, representing 53,226 of 79,061 absentee ballots. In comparison, 55 percent ...
Corbett Stumps, Lays Out 'Goal' for Pennsylvania
King of Prussia, Pa. – Tom Corbett, enjoying a healthy lead in most polls, stopped at a local firehouse a few miles outside Philadelphia for a late evening rally. Corbett rallied with Gov. Haley Barbour and Bob McDonnell, of Mississippi and ...
Pat Meehan: Democrats Refuse to Run on Their Agenda
King of Prussia, Pa. – Pat Meehan, running a hard race against Democrat Bryan Lentz in Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, spoke ahead of a firehouse rally for Tom Corbett this evening near Philadelphia.
Meehan, voice nearly cracking, decried Bryan Lentz ...
Hammering 'Status Quo Joe'
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has release what is likely its final Pennsylvania ad for the season, characterizing Joe Sestak as symbol of the Washington status quo for his support of Obamacare, bailouts, stimulus, and for higher taxes.
Pennsylvania is ...
Joe Sestak is debuting his closing argument to voters on the heels of Toomey’s “Focus” message. Sestak portrays himself as the insider’s outsider, as it were, and as one willing to work within the machine while repudiating it ...