Why we all should be concerned when our Constitution gets "Smuckered" City employee Ann Coulter: Republican GOPfather Kids targeted via school free lunch program alleges Kids for Cash aunt The Muckrakers: a history Millionaire to welfare: A case of the accuser judged by the accused

Ann Coulter: Republican GOPfather

Political cartoonist Ben Garrison weighs in on Coulter's death threat against libertarians

Kids targeted via school free lunch program alleges Kids for Cash aunt

Blockbuster claim made during the Strengthening Families, Restoring Justice Rally at Kirby Park

The Muckrakers: a history

It is said the pen is mightier than the sword

Millionaire to welfare: A case of the accuser judged by the accused

The Independent Gazette delves further into the Custody for Cash saga

City employee’s annual salary nearly triples in eight years to about $85,000

Wilkes-Barre’s newly appointed administrator, Gregory Barrouk, began his career with the Wilkes-Barre administration over eight years ago. The Independent Gazette attempted to obtain his employment history from Wilkes-Barre City Hall but city spokeswoman Liza Prokop advised Gazette reporters to file RTK (Right-to-Know) requests for matters involving an employee’s longevity and salary. Prokop stated in an email response, “I would advise utilizing the RTK process for your inquiries on employment status.”

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Why we all should be concerned when our Constitution gets “Smuckered”

Let’s now turn to the issue of independents and third parties. We’ve all heard of the disproportionate signatures needed for independent and third party candidates to obtain ballot access as compared to Republicans and Democrats. We’ve all heard of the insane petitions challenges and reasons to keep independents off the ballot. It’s nothing less than economic intimidation, as I have dubbed it, to be compelled to pay to defend against challenges to ballot inclusion. I can assure you the horror stories are true, but all that would not matter if only our elected officials took their oaths seriously. Might I refer back to Article 1, Section 5: Elections shall be free and equal. What is it about that statement that a two-year-old can understand but our entrenched politicians cannot?

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PA State Trooper murder and media priorities

Over-the-top searches, people exiled from their homes, roadblocks, mail stoppage, tank-like vehicles, paramilitary, schools closed, people being kept from their medication, and police cruisers colliding at high speeds into civilians.The constitutions (of the US and Pennsylvania) used as toilet paper. The response from authorities? He’s not all that dangerous. Well, gee . . . hmm . . . if you’re scratching your head or sitting there dumbfounded, do not worry, so am I. Did I mention Frein nearly made it to No. 1 on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list?

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Why you should care about pot: Medical Marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania

Other factors bearing on why we should support legalized cannabis include the methods of storage, handling, and overall sterility of the street cannabis being sold; dangerous growing conditions, such as the use of pesticides and fungicides which alter the chemical properties of the plant (or coating the plant in harmful residues that are inhaled or consumed by users); dealers adulterating the plant with substances like PCP or “meth” to increase potency and profitability for the dealer; the distribution of cannabis to minors and the distribution of the plant at or around schools, school zones, and playgrounds; and, lastly, preventing medicinal users their indelible rights to medicine.

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Ann Coulter: Republican GOPfather

Instead of worrying about how Libertarians are going to vote, maybe Ann Coulter’s time would be better spent exposing the phony 501(3)(C) corporation known as the Presidential Debate Commission, the same Presidential Debate Commission that is now being sued by Gary Johnson and his Our America Initiative organization.

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Kids targeted via school free lunch program alleges Kids for Cash aunt

But as she performed her own research Fisher learned a tragic truth about how deep the rabbit hole of corruption really extended. “Over 3,000 kids were incarcerated during Kids for Cash, and I’m going to tell you how they did it: they picked all of the low-income students who were on the school’s free student lunch program. They knew they couldn’t afford attorneys before they ever even went into court.”

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In the Founders’ footsteps: Batter up

People, on all sides of the aisle, generally treat politics like sports — when a person’s favorite team is up to bat, it doesn’t matter whether that team is better or worse than the opposition, it just matters that it’s their team. Herein lies the problem, and the topic for this month’s column.

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Women’s self-defense gets some style

There’s a growing trend in the firearms and self-defense industries of marketing exclusively to women. From the pink-colored Beretta Nano 9mm to surprisingly stylish conceal-carry purses, manufacturers are increasingly zeroing in on this once-overlooked demographic.

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