Sometimes the fight for equality can be a bit of a mess. Case in point: the volatile situation in Pennsylvania, where county officials have been issuing marriage licenses as though the state ban on marriage is no longer in place. The ban is unconstitutional, they say, and they won't obey it.
What were the EPA's motives for doing an about-face on a key multi-year taxpayer subsidized study?
Up until a few weeks ago, Gilberton, Pennsylvania was a quiet, peaceful borough of 800 people just northwest of Allentown. Recently, however, not so ...
It is certainly true that no executive officer can unilaterally and capriciously choose what laws to enforce. But it is also true that all executives are legally required to take an oath of office, in which they swear to "enforce, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States."
By law, the EPA is tasked to investigate groundwater contamination cases and punish violators of the law with criminal sentences. Instead, the industry has run roughshod over communities nationwide, letting polluters go free with no EPA accountability.
America has a choice to make. We can stand by and watch energy companies industrialize our beloved landscapes. Or we can create smart safeguards that hold companies accountable for pollution and put sensitive places off limits.
Intermittency Of Renewables Is Shrinking reports Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica. Solar thermal can be designed to be continuous, off-shore wind has l...
When I mention to people that I'm a divorce lawyer, they usually joke about how they hope they'll never need me. But then, privately, they pull me aside and ask me the questions that they have clearly been carrying around with them for some time.
Tampons and pads are not weapons of mass destruction. We do not even have enough to take care of all the women who need them. Do you think we are going to WASTE them on you?
Today the ACLU is back in court to ask that Pennsylvania's photo ID law be blocked permanently, as it is an unnecessary and unjustifiable burden on the fundamental right to vote
When Pam announced in mid-June 2013 that she would be shuttering Pam's House Blend to concentrate on her personal health, it was a sad moment. But is also gave us an opportunity to reflect on the impact Pam has had on our own blogging and the realities of women blogging.
David Humes lost his son Greg to a drug overdose in May 2012. While the loss of a child is devastating to any parent, Greg's death was especially hard...
All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.
If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing.
He came to believe that Hazleton's immigrants, and the city itself, needed more than services. It needed to build bridges between immigrants and the native-born, whites and Latinos. It needed a real and shared sense of community.
NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen pol...