As Silly Season winds to a close, there were a smattering of 'Obama's on vacation -- how dare he!?!' stories, as usual. Obama has taken less than a third of the days off that President Bush did, but that certainly doesn't stop pundits from complaining every time Obama picks up a golf club.
This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer. Most won't think about the 1.6 million hardworking public service workers of AFSCME who are on duty 24/7. But evidence of what we do for our communities will be everywhere.
There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.
Pennsylvania has decided to 'optionally' allow school districts to place the National Motto "In God We Trust" in all public schools.
Career politicians beware. If the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary race for Governor is any indication, the normal rules for politics are a-changing. T...
Unemployment has now fallen to 6.3 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. The rate dropped four-tenths of a point in a single month -- the biggest drop in two years -- showing that after the lag of this year's brutal winter, employers are hiring.
We are getting down to the primary in Pennsylvania. Since I am still a Democrat, I get calls from the party trying to win my support for their candidates. All the Democratic candidates are clamoring to bring the money back to the public schools. And all of them want to frack to fund the schools.
Does it surprise you that Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's Governor Corbett were blown off by the Pope? Doesn't surprise me at all.
Okay, America -- especially you in the northeast -- a friend request and one for your support has been sent. I'm just waiting for that reply. Won't you join me and demand full equality?
It is clearly past time for politicians in Harrisburg to stop playing games with public pensions and focus on providing true retirement security for all public employees.
Governor Corbett, you've got a mountain to climb. But I believe I can help you win re-election here in Pennsylvania.
Apparently Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett needs an education on the difference between siblings and spouses. Since I have both a husband and a sister, here is an explanation of how a sister is not like a husband.
The only reason for the remark is to use the structure of legal analysis -- but not the substance -- to produce an "ick!" reaction in the listener. In short, gay marriage freaks Gov. Corbett out just as much as incest. It's a big joke at our expense.
It is surely an irony of our political moment that as we marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we are witnessing the return of the strategy of "massive resistance" -- this time not against a black president and his agenda.
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.
Why am I angry? Because until I was actually married myself, I didn't realize what this all meant. These opponents to same-sex marriage, knowing full well the joy of this moment, have willingly barred others from feeling the same thing. They had stolen my potential for joy, without me even realizing it.