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...
As a transplanted Pennsylvanian now safely within earshot of the Pacific Ocean I can only gaze with sheer horror on the utterly detestable state of affairs unfolding in my former home state.
The Olympics are inspiring to watch, but you don't have to be a top athlete to ride the open road by bicycle. Bike to an urban bed and breakfast, cycle on bike trails at a quaint country inn or do both.
Since Pennsylvania is a swing state, it has become a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over voter ID laws. The specifics of restrictive voter ID laws mean that many voters with a photo ID still might not be able to cast a vote that will count.
It's especially painful to see people and places that purport to help animals do precisely the opposite.
About 20 minutes from the familiar bullseye of a Pennsylvania Target, or a Waldbaums or a strip mall full of fast food choices, you can stock-up on gr...
The Hill, or "Little Harlem" as it was referred to from the '30s thru the '50s, was one of the elite African-American neighborhoods in America. It was home to one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country, as well as one of its hottest clubs, The Crawford Grill, which was owned by Gus Greenlee.
In grad school, whenever I needed to clear my head, I'd get in my car and drive. It was, as most lovers of the open road will agree, a sensual experi...
Until HB 2364 or another bill with a similar goal is able to become law, I expect local school directors' jobs in the commonwealth to remain challenging.
Depending upon how things go, environmentalists could get a bit of what they have been asking for: a slowdown in new fracking and some time to assess the environmental impacts more thoroughly.