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Senator Daylin Leach (Delaware/Montgomery County) has been an outspoken progressive in the PA General Assembly since 2002. He has been unwavering in his support of civil rights, fair elections, social justice and environmental stewardship.

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Gaza as Seen by a Progressive Zionist

(33) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 5:21 PM

As a progressive (or "liberal" as I grew up calling myself), I've been troubled by the divide I've seen in the progressive community over the Israeli-Hamas conflict. While there are many good progressives on the national scene who, as I do, support Israel enthusiastically, I have also seen the unmistakable...

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Fear of a Word

(8) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 12:44 PM

Garrett Brann is about to turn 3 years old. He has a form of epilepsy, known as "Dravet Syndrome," which is robbing him of his childhood, a normal life, and so much more. The disease manifests itself primarily in almost constant seizures. Garrett routinely has more than 100 seizures, of...

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PA Official Legally Right to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

(23) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Last week, Montgomery County Register of Wills Bruce Hanes began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. These licenses would seem to be issued in contradiction to the Pennsylvania statute that limits marriage to one man and one woman. Mr. Hanes says that he believes that law is unconstitutional and therefore...

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Rescue Me

(9) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 3:45 PM


Do you remember the song "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" It was very catchy. The song "How Do You solve a Problem Like Chronically Under-Funded Schools?" is less catchy (except for the Moody Blues version) but still raises an important question. After all, Maria was...

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(14) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 2:32 PM

When you go to a doctor, there are times your malady is obvious. Elephantitis, or a goiter shaped like guitar come to mind. However, other times the cause of your symptoms is more elusive and mysterious. For example, if you have been in contact with neuro-toxins, or small doses of...

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Bifurcating PA Primary Is a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

(7) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 9:16 AM

There is nothing more corrosive to our political system than the election-rigging practice known as gerrymandering. Every 10 years politicians draw legislative districts to ensure that their party wins a majority of seats and their candidates do not have to worry about competitive elections.

During this...

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The Real Reason for a Voter's Photo ID

(141) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 9:17 AM

Recently, Governor Corbett has endorsed legislation which would require every Pennsylvanian to present photo ID each time they voted -- regardless of how long they had been voting at their poll. They could not vote without ID even if the poll workers knew them to be who they...

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Thank You, Rick Santorum

(6) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 3:55 PM

I don't have many regrets in life. I've never climbed a mountain, but I've seen people doing it on TV. I have stopped to smell the roses. They smell awful. I haven't dedicated myself to a life of serving others, but I have dedicated my life to serving myself, and...

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GOP Attack on Pa. Democracy

(241) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 4:15 PM

In America, we don't elect our presidents directly. Each state elects representatives to the Electoral College, which technically "elects" our president. For 224 years, Pennsylvania has joined virtually every other state in casting all of its electoral votes for the presidential candidate who won the state's popular vote. This has...

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