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Poll: Executions and the theater of punishment

There may be a moratorium on executions in Pennsylvania, but if last week’s local poll on the subject is any indication, the fight for the death penalty’s survival has barely begun. The conventional wisdom in survey research is that people … Continue reading

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Put your trust in more than polls

If a poll falls flat in the wilderness of the World Wide Web, does it still make a sound? I hope so, at least eventually. Last week’s opinion-page poll on the York County Heritage Trust drew just 29 responses. Now, … Continue reading

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See you at the poll

You don’t know me, but allow me to introduce myself. I’m the guy who, until a few weeks ago, created most of the daily “Two Cents” polls you used to find on our webpage. That job has been outsourced to … Continue reading

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