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.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.
In Iowa, NOM conducted a (partially failed) campaign to replace all the justices on the state Supreme Court. Despite raising money for the effort, they haven't disclosed their donors. And now the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board has voted unanimously to investigate.
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.
The cruel process of depriving state governments of necessary funds to reward the corporate elite is nothing but class war. The class warrior governors who took office in 2010 like Walker, Snyder and Corbett are all up for re-election next year.
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.
At a time when this country needs to pull together, when the world is embroiled in difficult financial and life-changing struggles there are states that are trying to rip our democracy apart.