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John K. Manna

John K. Manna
  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Voters are always hoping for something better

    Ed Rendell a candidate for Philadelphia mayor? His name is being tossed around as possibly running again for mayor, a post he held before he ran for governor.

    September 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Do lawmakers care what citizens really think?

    Monday is Labor Day, which once was considered the start for fall political campaigns. That isn’t the case anymore, because campaigns seem to have no beginnings or ends, but go on and on.

    August 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Straight party voting option could change

    Another movement is afoot that would affect voters not only in Pennsylvania, but also across America. Laws requiring voters to provide photo identification have been in abundance throughout the country — including Pennsylvania — the last couple years, but a couple other proposals would change the way people vote.

    August 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Former lawmaker eyes a new seat

    Why would a man decide to run for lieutenant governor? Because he knows he can’t get elected to Congress? It’s just a hunch on my part that this is the reason Mark Critz has decided to forego another run for Congress and instead run for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor next year.

    August 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna:Limited choices, Many November contests have been decided
    The November general election is just 94 days away. I realize few people are thinking about it, but I thought this would be a good time to emphasize that despite what you may have been reading or seeing on TV, Lawrence County voters will not have the opportunity to vote for Anthony Weiner.

    August 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: New Castle, other cities face problems like Detroit

    While Detroit may be the largest city to file for bankruptcy protection, its financial problems are not unique. City officials helped create Detroit’s financial mess over the years, but the exodus of businesses and residents from the city over the last 60 years also contributed. And both, to some extent, are interrelated.

    July 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Gov. Tom Corbett’s agenda is going nowhere

    It’s been a tough couple months for Gov. Tom Corbett. In June, a Quinnipiac University poll showed 48 percent of Pennsylvanians surveyed disapproved of Corbett’s job performance. The poll noted that it was slightly better than a year earlier when his disapproval rating was 50 percent.

    July 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Just saying no to home rule in New Castle

    If it isn’t broken, don’t break it. That’s essentially what a committee made up of New Castle city officials decided in exploring whether the city should pursue a home rule charter.

    July 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg How many dollars to dole out is a candidate’s choice
    There is no true formula for how much money should be spent in a political campaign. The fact is nobody can say how much should be spent to win an election. This was particularly evident in the May primary in New Castle.

    June 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: New ways needed to cover transportation improvements

    Nobody can dispute the fact that bridges throughout the United States and Pennsylvania are on the verge of falling apart. Plus, roads continually need to be repaired or replaced.

    June 15, 2013 1 Photo

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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