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A short while back, a surprising Quinnipiac poll came out, showing Arlen Specter (D-Why, Are You Offering More?) ahead of Republican Pat Toomey, 49 percent to 42 percent. Toomey had led several in a row, and about two weeks earlier, Franklin and Marshall had Toomey up 10.

Today, a new poll from Susquehanna Research puts Toomey up, 42 percent to 36 percent.

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More