That’s That

Matt Assad and John Micek: Leaders in several communities where lawsuits have halted progress on Allentown’s downtown arena say they are ready to drop their legal actions now that the law is being altered to remove the use of suburban taxes to build the hockey complex. Hopefully now things will return to the pre-lawsuit trend [...]

Bus Rapid Transit Between Bethlehem and Allentown Now More Important

One obvious way for Bethlehem to profit from increased office development in Allentown is bus rapid transit along the Broad Street/Hanover Avenue corridor. The more you can shrink the time it takes people to travel between the two downtowns, the more Bethlehem benefits from the NIZ. The best way to do this would be to [...]

See You Next Week

I’ll be at the beach all next week, avoiding the Internet as much as possible I hope, so no blogging for me. Have a nice week, and see you back here Monday July 9th.

Change in NIZ Law Raises Stakes for 2013 Bethlehem Mayor Race

Here’s an important point for the 2013 Bethlehem Mayor race and municipal elections, from Scott Kraus and Matt Assad’s article on how the state budget might resolve the Allentown NIZ controversy: A second change would seek to change the part of the improvement zone legislation that appears to be written solely for Allentown. In their [...]

Why Philly Politics Needs a Strong Property Rights Party

Cross-posted from Keystone Politics, where I am mostly blogging these days This is a liberal blog, so I don’t really want to be plumping for the Philly Republican Party on here, but I think this is an area where a party favoring strong property rights would be very useful in city politics. A Philly GOP worth supporting [...]

Paul Krugman on Yesterday’s Real Winners

Paul Krugman: How many people are we talking about? You might say 30 million, the number of additional people the Congressional Budget Office says will have health insurance thanks to Obamacare. But that vastly understates the true number of winners because millions of other Americans — including many who oppose the act — would have [...]

John Roberts Votes With the Left to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

FTW! Pat yourselves on the back all of you who volunteered for Obama and Democratic candidates in 2008. This would not have been possible without your hard work. Now it’s time to get our boy reelected. Max Weber: Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards. It takes both passion and perspective. Certainly [...]