Eileen Halloran has knee replacement surgery scheduled for late August and will have to schedule a hysterectomy soon afterwards. She and her partner, an employee of Allegheny County, have carefully coordinated their respective health needs and recuperation periods. But now their careful plans for their health and their relationship are now up in the air.
It seems clear it's time to choose responsible governance over petty politics and expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania.
Can you imagine that there is still controversy anywhere about whether it's right to ban these spectacles of cruelty? A spectacle that cannot be called hunting because there is no licensing, hunting season, no bag limits, and no consumption of the animals shot.
There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of train accidents in the last two years involving the derailment of tanker cars carrying crude oil, spilling large volumes of toxic crude oil into waterways.
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.
Don't punish us because the Commonwealth hasn't done the work of creating an equal playing ground. Don't force us to get married. That's not why these families went to court and it is not what marriage equality is supposed to create.
I have no recollection of my biological father whatsoever. Without the few pictures of him I have, I wouldn't be able to even tell you what he looks like
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...
The impossible happened a couple weeks ago when marriage for same sex couples became legal in the state of Pennsylvania.
It is a city with the will to live, to come back, to rebuild, to hold together. It is a kind of "resurrection city." It has all but been demolished, extinguished, buried. And then it has come back.
How much compromise is too much? It's a question that plagues policy advocates when their champion legislation is watered down or stuffed with pork in legislative committees.
In both Oregon and Pennsylvania, NOM is showing signs of continuing attempts to overturn marriage equality. This is a clearly unwinnable strategy. In fact, it's mystifying why NOM is even expending resources on it.
A doctoral student at Columbia University complains that political scientists have been ignoring the 25 million residents of Appalachia. He is correct.
When you turn down health care for millions of citizens, billions of dollars and job creation out of spite, you are not representing the best interests of your constituents.
No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.