Lynn Swann for Governor of Pennsylvania?

Lynne Kiesling My childhood Steeler hero Lynn Swann is likely to be the Republican candidate for Governor in Pennsylvania in the upcoming election. Swann, a resident of Sewickley Heights (a suburb of Pittsburgh), is statistically tied with incumbent Governor Ed Rendell in a recent poll. An interesting quote from Swann, from the Post article: Swann … More Lynn Swann for Governor of Pennsylvania?More Lynn Swann for Governor of Pennsylvania?

Olympic Women’s Hockey

Lynne Kiesling Feeling sporty here at KP … I am happy that the Olympics have begun with women’s hockey, and have been watching as much of it as possible. I have not seen either USA game, although I have seen both Italy games. Italy lost to Canada 16-0 and just this morning lost to Sweden … More Olympic Women’s HockeyMore Olympic Women’s Hockey

Should the Government Fund Scientific Research?

Lynne Kiesling Such was the question discussed at the Liberty Fund conference I attended over the weekend. Our discussions ran the gamut of all of the theoretical and practical issues associated with the question, from the extent to which basic science is a public good to the costs of governments trying to pick technology winners … More Should the Government Fund Scientific Research?More Should the Government Fund Scientific Research?