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Time and Punishment: Why Teacher Voices Matter

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The publication of Time magazine's cover attacking teacher tenure also marked the one-year anniversary of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's infamous attack on New Jersey middle school teacher Melissa Tomlinson.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Office Accused Of Porn Culture, Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office paid a $15,000 settlement to a female agent who accused executives of sharing pornographic emails and makin...

Tom Corbett Makes Sexist Remark While Trying To Appeal To Women

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Apparently, only women make dinner, according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R). Corbett, speaking on a local TV program last month, claimed wom...

Enough Is Enough: Pennsylvania Must Contribute Its Fair Share to Fund Our Schools

Brian Sims | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Sims

For the last several years, we have found ourselves facing an unacceptable lack of state funding for schools. This year we are once again facing the Commonwealth's dereliction of duty in properly funding our public schools.

Dem House Candidate Threatens Governor's Office Sit-In Over Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D) and a coalition of families will stage a sit-in at Gov. Tom Corbett's (R) office if the governor does not agr...

Why the Pope Should Come to Philly and Ignore Its Hierarchy

Christopher Norris | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Christopher Norris

Pope Francis should certainly come to Philadelphia, but his visit should not be herald as a moneymaker for the city; instead it should be orated as a potential sacred moment for a city so deeply divided to heal.

Governor Corbett Not Consistent on Pensions

Bob Williams | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Bob Williams

It is clearly past time for politicians in Harrisburg to stop playing games with public pensions and focus on providing true retirement security for all public employees.

More Bad News For Pennsylvania's GOP Governor

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) remains deeply unpopular among voters in the state and trails each of his potential Democratic challengers, in some ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Gets More Grim Poll Numbers

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Fewer than one-fourth of Pennsylvania voters think Gov. Tom Corbett (R) should be reelected, according to a Franklin & Marshall College poll released ...

Selfies, Steroids and Twerks: A 2013 Full of Lessons From Failure

Steve Young | Posted 01.02.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

2013. Wow. Could you be more proud of how this country chose to treat its most recent 365 days?

Kate Sheppard

Pennsylvania's New Environmental Chief Doesn't Think Climate Change Is A Big Deal | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's (R) nominee to head the state's Department of Environmental Protection says he doesn't believe that climate change is ...

GOP Governor: My Lawyers Made 'Inappropriate' Gay Marriage Comment

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is distancing himself from controversial comments contained in a lawsuit his administration filed to block same-sex ...

GOP Gov. Can't 'Find' Latino Staffers

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) raised eyebrows last week with his answers during a roundtable discussion hosted by Al Día, a Spanish-language news...

Amanda Terkel

Women's Issues May Become Central In Pennsylvania Governor's Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) has officially announced that she'll be challenging first-term Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in 2014, ...

Nation 'Yawns' as the Sequester Attacks the Mentally Ill

Art Levine | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Art Levine

The New York Times reports, "The sword of Damocles turns out to be made of Styrofoam." But the sword feels much sharper for families, advocates, and local officials who rely on government funding to treat and care for those with mental illness.

Ohio Absentee Ballot Requests May Have Been Rejected Due To Glitch

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of Ohio voters who asked for absentee ballots may have had their requests incorrectly rejected because of a glitch in Ohio's vo...

The Problem of Cyber Charter School Funding In Pennsylvania

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

Until HB 2364 or another bill with a similar goal is able to become law, I expect local school directors' jobs in the commonwealth to remain challenging.

Let Them Eat Opera: Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Gets Honored for Supporting the Arts While Slashing the Arts

Pamela Haag | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Pamela Haag

Giving a Lifetime Achievement Award for the arts to a governor who is slashing an educational foundation of the arts is one small, but provocative, example of the fantastical cognitive dissonance in politics today.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The 7 Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said Recently About Abortion | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Whether or not there's actually a "war on women," some in the Republican Party like to act as if they've already won it. In keeping with our cove...

Dem Lawmaker Protests Ultrasound Bill, Calls Republican Women 'Men With Breasts'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

A Democratic state legislator in Pennsylvania called Republican women who are supporting a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to underg...

Laura Bassett

Pennsylvania Governor Makes Unexpected Remarks About Ultrasound Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

During a discussion of a far-reaching mandatory ultrasound bill, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on Wednesday dismissed off-handedly the insinuation...

Light Tea In Pennsylvania

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.09.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

In Governor Corbett's 2011-12 budget and his budget freeze, Pennsylvania's state-owned universities lost more than $112 million in Harrisburg funding. Put together, his proposed budget would mean that the state university system will have lost $175 million in funds 2010.

Scandal at Penn State

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime
Joe Peyronnin

The events surrounding the child molestations at Penn State University have shocked the nation. How could the football team's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, have gotten away with such heinous crimes for so long?

Budget Cutting, Politics and Visions of the Future

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

What will our grandchildren think about today's public officials who wanted to end government support for the "biased" public media media, the "trivial" arts, and the "frivolous" humanities?

Myth, Politics and the Erosion of The American Dream

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Powerful narratives based upon fiction -- not fact -- shape our perceptions. As such, myths are powerful political tools that the powers-that-be have long used in their attempt to control social behavior.