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A $16 trillion national debt: What would the Founders think?

October 18, 2012 By Alison Young

With three debates in the can and one to go, it’s plainly clear that the $16 trillion national debt is a central issue in this campaign. Over the past four fiscal years, our deficits have added an additional $5 trillion to the national debt.

Can we talk about voting? (for something other than American Idol)

March 15, 2012 By Alison Young

This week, the National Constitution Center released the Pennsylvania Civic Health Index, an annual report measuring a number of civic habits including voting, volunteering, and community connectedness.

"Can we talk" about contraception?

February 15, 2012 By Alison Young

There have long been partisan, political and theological divides on issues involving women’s health, insurance mandates, workplace privacy and contraception. Last week they ran a collision course over the dispute on whether insurance coverage for contraception could be required for female employees at organizations with religious affiliations.

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