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40, Harrisburg, PA; Former congressional staffer; Heroes: MLK, RFK, Wellstone, my parents

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Diaries published: 59 (976 days since last diary on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 203 (481 days since last comment on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 05:32 AM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 440

Total Comment Ratings: 392

Most Recommended Diary: This PA Voter's Take on ABC's 'Debate' (+ the Snail-Mail I'm Getting), 15 comments, 30 recommends

People Following BenPA: 4

BenPA's Most Recent Diaries:

I earned my bachelor's degree from a conservative Catholic university in the region where I grew up. A few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find out there is an unofficial Facebook group of ...
by BenPA
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Today we were presented with one more reason why the un-democratic filibuster has to go. 56 senators out of 100 voted to move ahead with the annual defense authorization bill, including allowing the ...
by BenPA
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 04:13 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Unfortunately the power of the online moneybomb can cut both ways, as extremist Christine O'Donnell has ...
by BenPA
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 05:27 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
After Tuesday's Delaware primary shocker, I think there are two important questions: 1. Where will progressive dollars go furthest in Senate races? 2. Will spending in those races help end or reform ...
by BenPA
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 06:14 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Pennsylvania is one of the places where some state legislators are introducing a version of Arizona's "show me your papers" law. (The lead sponsor here is a Republican rep who is running for ...
by BenPA
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed May 05, 2010 at 03:24 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
(Written in response to someone who asked on Facebook what I think of Hoeffel for governor) I'm generally cautious by nature. I've often gone with the "most electable" and "more moderate" Dem ...
by BenPA
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 06:40 PM PST with 9 Recommends

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