In this video, Chester County Pennsylvania resident Dorothy Russo discusses the difficulties she's faced getting her handicapped husband the identific...
Lawmakers may sit in Harrisburg or Washington and say there is no need for environmental standards, but people living next door to leaking wastewater pits and polluting wells know better.
Pennsylvania is poised to execute a victim of horrific sexual violence despite the state's own bad acts.
While we can't change the history of our filthy skies and murky waters, we do know that we must not leave this awful mess to our children.
As autumn sets in to the Rust Belt, I'm always reminded of the lines written by James Wright, a poet, who was raised around the factories in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Yes, many of the mills are long gone, but the ritual is largely the same.
During the 2012 election, the realities of voter suppression have become the new horse race. Where campaign coverage previously relished the focus on...
A star athlete and a freshman at Cheyney University when he was convicted, Terry Williams was an exploited victim of violence, leaving a devastating impact on his emotional and psychological development. Executing him will only continue a vicious cycle of violence.
Pennsylvania is one of the states, around the country, where Republicans have passed a strict voter photo ID requirement law. On Thursday, September 1...
We remember how far we've come to have the ordinary join this date again. And we bear witness largely by living intentional lives, created anew from the rubble.
For every uninspired destination name, there's one that's so wacky, you might wonder whether some town official from way-back-when named it on a dare.
For Romney, Latino voters are a threat as he still trails at 22 percent to Obama's 70 percent in a recent Latino Decisions poll. These measures will harm a lot of Democrat-leaning demographics, however, nowhere will it be felt more acutely than in the Latino community.
Pop worked in the mines and died of black lung at age 74. He would have been amazed and angry at the fact that blue collar workers are likely to vote Republican. I can hear Pop now: "Don't they know how they're being conned?"
In April of this year, the 1940 census was released after the usual 72-year privacy-restriction period. On the cusp of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, I thought it might be interesting to take a peek into the past of the families of the candidates for highest office.
The old shot and beer joints were a mainstay in nearly all the Rust Belt mill towns. These places were the yang to the factories' yin and a big part of many a mill worker's daily routine.
The last week has been all about Paul Ryan: his infamous budget, his fiscal extremism, his disdain for social safety nets like Medicaid, Medicare, and...