November 10, 2020
CAPitalist Broadcast

2020 General Election Recap

In the first episode of the CAPitalist Broadcast, CAP CEO Leo Knepper interviews Carl Marrara, vice president of government affairs at the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association to discuss the impact of one of the most contentious and controversial elections in modern history.
October 28, 2020
Election Day 2020

The General Assembly Can Limit the Election Day Damage; Will They?

Despite the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's best efforts to tip the scales in favor of Democrats by rewriting state election law, the General Assembly still has a significant trump card to play to head off Election Day disaster. The question is, will they use it?
October 14, 2020
PA Labor Unions Stack the Deck

Stacking the Deck for Labor Unions

At the state level, Labor Unions in Pennsylvania frequently box out competition by using their government cronies to implement arcane policies and unfair contract restrictions. Now, they're stacking the deck at the local level, too, and it's largely going unnoticed.
September 28, 2020
The US Chamber of Commerce is no friend to small business owners

With Friends Like These…

The US Chamber of Commerce just made it clear that when it comes to advocating for and supporting small businesses, they prefer cronyism to free-market capitalism.
September 23, 2020
Pennsylvania Supreme Court rewrites election laws

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Continues to Rewrite Laws, This Time on Elections

The Democratic majority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seems to see its role as more of a super-Legislature than a co-equal branch of government. That's a big problem when it comes to free and fair elections in the Commonwealth.
September 15, 2020
Audit into shutdown waivers is discredited by Auditor General's actions

DePasquale Compromised Audit of Wolf’s Shutdown Waivers

By taking campaign contributions from Gov. Tom Wolf, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale--who is running for Congress--compromised his audit into the governor's shutdown waiver process and eroded the public trust.
September 2, 2020
How Employers Can Register Voters

How Entrepreneurs and Job Creators Can Register Voters

There is no greater time than now to register voters. For employers, the effort should be part of a non-partisan campaign to promote civic responsibility.
August 26, 2020
Spending Money on Lobbyists

The Bigger the Government, the Deeper the Swamp

When a business's ability to open its doors depends on the good-will of the Governor's office, spending money on lobbyists makes perfect sense. It's about survival.
August 19, 2020
PA bars and restaurants revolt!

Civil Disobedience is Coming to PA Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurant owners across Pennsylvania have started standing up to Governor Wolf and his arbitrary, capricious, and draconian order to keep their indoor capacity below 25%. Here's what that means for the future.
July 30, 2020
Harrisburg Swamp

Harrisburg Swamp Benefits from Coronavirus Loans

You can always count on the Harrisburg Swamp to gobble up public money earmarked to help small businesses. For lobbyists particularly, the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have been a mighty windfall of federal riches.
July 20, 2020

Shutdown Hall of Shame

The following members of the General Assembly voted against a bipartisan effort to end Governor Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration.
July 20, 2020

Guest Post: A Bridge for the Haughty

By, Dr. John D McGinnis is the host of Two-Way Radio on WRTA in Altoona, PA, and former State Representative. Politicians around the country are held in very low regard and with good reason. But isn’t it curious that a […]
July 8, 2020
ozone standard

Guest Post: COVID lockdowns support revised ozone standard

The 2015 decision to reduce the ozone standard should be overturned, leaving headroom for nature’s impact while protecting public health from manmade pollution.
July 2, 2020
Wolf's Emergency Declaration Order is Law

PA Supreme Court: Ending an Emergency Declaration Requires More Votes than Impeachment

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent contradictory ruling upholding Gov. Tom Wolf's emergency declaration clearly demonstrates their belief that some checks and balances are more equal than others.
June 22, 2020
Lebanon County Stays Yellow

Governor Wolf’s Pettiness Shines Through

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has found a new place to grind his political ax--Lebanon County, where local leaders chose to enter Yellow Phase without his permission in early May. Now, as the rest of the state enters the Governor's Green Phase, Lebanon County is the only one he's left behind.