As the special session of the legislature gets underway, let's hope that lawmakers will not be misled by overly optimistic assumptions and will instead address Pennsylvania's pension problem with the implementation of a defined contribution plan.
The stakes are so high -- literally life and death -- and yet the error rate is so high as well. Certainly a factory would be shut down if every ninth or 10th product coming off the assembly line was defective.
As President Obama's misguided reign over our nation's energy policy ebbs on, Democrats that seek to succeed him would be wise to pay heed to the widening chasm over fracking that is increasingly dividing the party.
The guideline essentially boils down to "just because someone crossed a state line doesn't mean you can pretend they're legal strangers." That's good news for gay and lesbian couples in every state, but it really only applies to couples who have access to marriage.
The USDA apparently cares enough to have cited these labs over and over again, expecting at the very least rudimentary animal care, but it is woefully inadequate at fining, inspecting, and citing labs.
From coast to coast lawyers are going to have their hands full with marriage equality lawsuits for the next few weeks. As a result, we could be looking at the sudden recognition of marriage in a slew of states very soon.
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If you're one to honor the emergence of seasonal ingredients, you'll find a cornucopia of food-centric festivals taking place all around the United States, from California to Massachusetts. Here are some of the season's most satiating celebrations.
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For the past nine years, I've spent 10 months of every year at my second home: Julia de Burgos Elementary School in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some days were exhilarating. Some were exhausting. All of them were meaningful.
What's it like to be working on a new book, entitled Legendary Philadelphians? For me it's been a Philadelphia history refresher course. The purpose of the book, you see, is to profile over one hundred living or dead notable Philadelphians.
Nobody ever said that the civil rights fight was simple, but the marriage equality situation in New Mexico right now may currently be the world's most complicated.
Do we really want to extend police surveillance to our smartphones? Are we watched enough each day outside of our homes, or do we want to have another one resting on our bedside table?
The budget Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law -- that maintains 81 percent of the $1 billion in cuts he imposed in 2011 and 2012 -- demonstrates that supporting Pennsylvania's youth is simply not among his values or priorities.
There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.