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May 3, 2019

First Meeting My Opponent

A quick Google search of the word opposition turns up the terms “resistance” and “dissent” as “expressed in argument.” The problem with partisan politics means we view everyone who doesn’t fit our bubble as “opposition.” This political campaign will be different. Yesterday’s Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Candidates’ Forum was when I first met Kelly Neiderer, my Republican “opponent.” As all …

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April 14, 2019

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Earlier this week, many news outlets (including PennLive) reported that a State House Rep was reintroducing the idea of  registration stickers on our vehicles. Faster than one can say “wait a minute, didn’t we already remove that?” – we did, and we’ve been losing money on the plan because people frankly didn’t care to get a new sticker. I’d like …

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April 2, 2019

On Being an April Fool

Yesterday, after I taught about the history of April Fools’ Day, I went out on the campaign trail. One citizen that I met at a party very honestly asked, “aren’t you the fool for doing this — running for office?” My response may have knocked her over more quickly than those who thought spaghetti grew on trees (a 1957 prank). …

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