Browsing Month August, 2014
It almost sounds like a football metaphor. The big guy SLAPPing down a smaller opponent on the way to the goal line.
It is a concept many municipalities across the commonwealth are too familiar with. A big developer comes to… Read the rest[...read more]
I should have known something was wrong when I heard the cheerful voice of the operator who sounded something like the ProgressiveAuto Insurance woman on hallucinogenics. It was a voice reflecting a level of happiness I didn’t usually associate with… Read the rest[...read more]
When the Limerick nuclear power station near Philadelphia ran out of space to store some of its radioactive waste earlier this year, owner Exelon Nuclear asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to send it down the Pennsylvania Turnpike… Read the rest[...read more]
Oct. 4, 1957. A sound on the radio has an 7-year-old boy entranced. The Russians have put a satellite into space.
“(That sound) would change everything,” videographer Ira Meistrich said in the opening scenes of a documentary about a road… Read the rest[...read more]
10) Somebody Messianic in stature but not too weird.
9) Random Governor from Western state.
8) Rich Mormon with health care.
7) Former Pennsylvania resident.
6) Attractive woman in mid-40s.
5) Descendant from Mayflower.
4) Raving lunatic from Texas.
3)… Read the rest[...read more]
SpongeBob SquarePants may be hazardous to your mental development—if you’re a four-year-old. At least that’s what two psychologists at the University of Virginia claim, based upon a study they conducted that may have as many holes as the average sponge… Read the rest[...read more]
There is coal in the Appalachian Mountains of western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. Depending on which statistics are being quoted, the region may be the source of nearly half the electricity needs of the United States.
We expect to… Read the rest[...read more]
by Andy Hoover, PA ACLU Legislative Director
The commonwealth is facing numerous challenges right now. And yet the most important thing the House State Government Committee can do this week is debate naming English as the official language, as if… Read the rest[...read more]
Statement of Eric Epstein
(Harrisburg, Pa) - Senator Dominic Pileggi has proposed to disenfranchise voters by changing Pennsylvania’s method
of allocating electoral votes from a “winner-take-all method” to a Gerrymandered system of allocating one electoral vote
… Read the rest
The Pennsylvania legislature is considering re-writing the way electoral college votes will be counted in the 2012 election.
Currently, Pennsylvania is a winner-take-all state. The candidate who wins a majority of the state’s popular tally gets all 20 electoral college… Read the rest[...read more]