There is no question of the cancerous effects of groups like PennCAN and the Commonwealth Foundation. It may be years before we know the full range of the damage they have inflicted on our children and schools or how long it will take to repair that damage. One thing, however, is clear: Philadelphia teachers and students deserve our interest and support.
Tonight I received a call from my kiddo who thought I was crazy for dying my hair purple. "Mom, you know how you said you are going to do whatever you want since you had the heart attack?" "Yes," I answer hesitantly, wondering what he has in mind.
Here are 10 American ghost towns, places that were once thriving but are now abandoned. A visit to any one of them is intriguing, desolate . . . and more than a little spooky.
Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.
Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...
He is still out there--three weeks now. Hiding in a glen filled with moss and night. Or caught in that bear den. No warm fires. No shots anywhere. Just out there hugging the barrel of a cold AK47.
Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit -- a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated -- but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.
I do not carry automatic weapons in the woods. I do not feel as a sportsman they are necessary for survival. Skill is necessary, civilization is also necessary if we are to live in peacetime again. FREIN knows otherwise.
What started out as a routine press conference today for one state senator turned into something a bit more personal.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.
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Whenever religion becomes involved, sophomoric stunts by 14-year-old boys become no laughing matter to the offended.
Pigeon shooting is not hunting. There's no sport and no stalking, there are no hunting licenses, there's no wildlife management, there's no consumption of the animal. It's just a massacre of animals imported for the spectacle and thrown right up in front of the shooters.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.
The Patient Trust Act protects patients. It says that politicians have no business putting words that are "not medically accurate and appropriate for the patient" into the mouths of doctors.