Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.
Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach remains one of the most stalwart proponents of progressive politics in Harrisburg.
The Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, recognizes American citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens. Sen. Harris Wofford will be honored along with other recipients at a White House ceremony on Friday, Feb. 15.
Unlike utilizing partisan gerrymandered maps or an entirely mismatched way of allocating votes depending on the state, a national popular vote system makes some sense. It's time for a national conversation about fairness and transparency in the way we elect our president.
Private landowners in Pennsylvania likely reaped more than $1.2 billion in royalties from natural gas drilling last year, according to an AP analysis....
As you travel through the Rust Belt, you can still come across the remains of hotels and motels still touting marketing innovations such as "Color TV" or "Air Conditioning."
Laurie Barr is a hunter. Each year, around November, when the trees in Pennsylvania lose their foliage and the shrubs are nothing but bare sticks, offering no hiding place or cover, the hunting season begins. But Laurie Barr doesn't carry a rifle or a crossbow; she doesn't wear camouflage, and no faithful hounds lead the way.
By Alexandra Duszak...
My hope is that as Rep. Fleck begins his life as an out, proud gay man, our conservative colleagues will see that the protections we seek for our communities are not about demanding more, but about refusing anything less than the rights and freedoms that are granted to all other Americans.
A beautiful girl is mysteriously murdered amid the winding canals of Venice. A handsome, arrogant anti-hero with unique powers of deduction is hired by a billionaire to investigate. No, it's not an upcoming book or movie -- it's the premise of "Moebius."
Overcoming a wave of voter suppression laws, misinformation, long lines, longer lies and Hurricane Sandy, millions of people still had their voices heard and ensured their votes counted.
Ghost signs are nearly the equivalent of what cave drawings were to our early modern day explorers: signifiers of how previous lives lived, worked and maybe the kind of beer they drank or the cigarettes they smoked. While these ghost signs populate many towns in our country, they are in the process of leaving us. As the wrecking ball flies and mundane urban renewal efforts commence, we're losing more relics every day.
El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.
Here are all the swing states with the predictions for who will take them.
An elderly man, white, lectured me on the degradation of our political system and predicted a revolution after this election. A woman heard why I was there and yelled at me to get off her stoop.
Sitting here in Scotland, I'm hoping my absentee ballot along with my vote for Barack Obama lands safely on the shores of America before the deadline and gets counted in my hotly contested home state of Pennsylvania.