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LNP, Lancaster City Officials Push Discredited Narrative About ‘White Nationalists’ Causing Violence at the George Floyd Protest Sunday

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LNP, Lancaster City Officials Push Discredited Narrative About ‘White Nationalists’ Causing Violence at the George Floyd Protest Sunday

The worst part of modern mainstream journalism is the absolute lack of integrity and skepticism when it comes to anything they’re told that fits their liberal worldview, and today’s story in the LNP is a prime example.

Breaking just now, the LNP is parroting Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace’s accusations…

PA House Passes Measure to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration and Lockdown in Bipartisan Vote Late Thursday

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PA House Passes Measure to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration and Lockdown in Bipartisan Vote Late Thursday

With a bipartisan vote of 117-85, the Pennsylvania House has voted to approve HR 836 which ends Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration and business shutdown.

The bill was approved late Thursday and now moves to the Senate, which resumes session June 8. The portion of the emergency declaration that allows…

The LNP and the Rest of the Media Need to Be Held Accountable for the Fear and Panic They Stoke

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The LNP and the Rest of the Media Need to Be Held Accountable for the Fear and Panic They Stoke

Today in mendacity and fearmongering, the LNP editorial board praised the decision to cancel this year’s New Holland Farmers Fair, a street fair that’s been a tradition since 1927, all because they’re scared of the coronavirus crisis.

The New Holland Farmers Day Association reportedly said that health concerns complicated…

Enough is Enough with the Mask Fearmongering

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Enough is Enough with the Mask Fearmongering

There’s never any point in getting angry over the daily opinion of the editorial board at the LNP, because taking anything they say seriously was never in the cards, anyway.

The LNP editorial board’s opinions usually range from almost amusingly naïve to toxically disingenuous, with a few notable and…

Meet the Man Behind the Grassroots Tidal Wave to Reopen Pennsylvania – Lancaster County’s Matthew Bellis

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Meet the Man Behind the Grassroots Tidal Wave to Reopen Pennsylvania – Lancaster County’s Matthew Bellis

Lancaster County’s Matthew Bellis is really a perfect fit as the face for what is arguably the fastest growing political movement in Pennsylvania.

Imposing in height and with the voice of a seasoned radio DJ, he brings a professional marketer’s ability to hone a message and a communication specialist’s ability…

Is a Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Harrisburg Over Whether the Legislature Can Reign in Governor Wolf and His Bizarre Secretary of Health?

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Is a Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Harrisburg Over Whether the Legislature Can Reign in Governor Wolf and His Bizarre Secretary of Health?

Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf is speeding the timetable to move all Pennsylvania counties into the yellow phase – meaning no mandatory stay-at-home order but with most businesses in severe lockdown mode.

This raises the question of whether his newfound alacrity is an attempt to let off steam as the citizens…

State House Committee Makes First Move to Strike Down Gov. Wolf’s Seizure of Emergency COVID-19 Powers

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State House Committee Makes First Move to Strike Down Gov. Wolf’s Seizure of Emergency COVID-19 Powers

The state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee voted to end Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disastrous disaster declaration on Thursday morning, along near-party lines.

The move came hours after the GOP-controlled House failed to get enough Democrats to break ranks and overturn Wolf’s veto of a bill that…

Even PA Democrats are Realizing that Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s COVID-19 Mismanagement Could Cost Them Big in the 2020 Election

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Even PA Democrats are Realizing that Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s COVID-19 Mismanagement Could Cost Them Big in the 2020 Election

More and more Pennsylvania Democrats are waking up to the fact that the political mess that Gov. Tom Wolf and his transgender Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, have made of the the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response could seriously hurt the party this year.

As noted here previously, from the…

FL Gov Just Dropped a Truth Bomb on Those Who Want to Keep the PA COVID-19 Lockdown

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FL Gov Just Dropped a Truth Bomb on Those Who Want to Keep the PA COVID-19 Lockdown

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opened up Florida while maintaining safety protocols almost eight weeks ago.

Pandemic panic-mongers declared that Florida would become America’s COVID-19 coffin.

Well, as it turns out, Florida’s actually doing pretty well, despite all the doomsayers who cast doubt on his leadership and competence.

Watch the video.…

UPMC Chief Medical and Science Officer: “What We Cannot Do is Extend Social Isolation”

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UPMC Chief Medical and Science Officer: “What We Cannot Do is Extend Social Isolation”

The following is testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Aging & Youth and Local Government Committees by Dr. Steven Shapiro, chief medical and science officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

His conclusion: While an urban area with high population density and diversity may need more COVID-19 protocols, Gov. Tom…

Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s Bumbled and Overbearing COVID-19 Policies Could Cost Joe Biden Pennsylvania and Therefore the White House

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Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s Bumbled and Overbearing COVID-19 Policies Could Cost Joe Biden Pennsylvania and Therefore the White House

Joe Biden may be a native son of the Keystone State, but the botched, political mess that Gov. Tom Wolf and his transgender Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, have made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic could cost Biden his home state, and therefore the White House.

From the…

Chief Medical Officer for 40-Hospital UPMC Network Trashes the Case for Continued Lockdown in Senate Hearing

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Chief Medical Officer for 40-Hospital UPMC Network Trashes the Case for Continued Lockdown in Senate Hearing

Dr. Steven Shapiro, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s chief medical and scientific officer, participated in a virtual roundtable convened by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care, on May 6 to explore the issue of reopening the economy. 

Following are his remarks:

I…

If You’re Wondering Why the Failed PA Health Secretary Gets a Pass Despite Hypocrisy, Mismanagement – Here’s Why

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If You’re Wondering Why the Failed PA Health Secretary Gets a Pass Despite Hypocrisy, Mismanagement – Here’s Why

The Pennsylvania Health Secretary continues to get a pass despite displaying rank incompetence, mismanagement of records and recently revealed rank hypocrisy in taking xir’s own mother out of a nursing home and putting her in a five-star hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It seems strange that the press wouldn’t…

Governor Wolf Vetoes Telemedicine Bill to Serve Pro-Abortion Zealots, Putting All Pennsylvanians at Risk

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Governor Wolf Vetoes Telemedicine Bill to Serve Pro-Abortion Zealots, Putting All Pennsylvanians at Risk

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bipartisan telemedicine bill that would have expanded telemedicine options in the Keystone State, siding with Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion zealots.

The bill, supported by Pennsylvania hospitals and FDA regulations, was Senate Bill 857 that would have increased access to safe telemedicine while upholding standards of…