I have an electric stream behind my house. Water flows down the rocks, offering a drinking fountain for the dog, birds and wasps that live here, and soothing sound for me. There is a pump submerged at the bottom of… Read the rest[...read more]
Almost every conservative political columnist, pundit, commentator, blogger, and bloviator has written about the decline and forthcoming death of the labor movement.
They happily point to Wisconsin, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker shortly after taking office in January 2011 took… Read the rest[...read more]
Shell Oil Co., a child of Royal Dutch Shell the latter reportedly the largest oil company in Europe and second largest company in the world is thinking about building an ethane cracker plant in Monaca Borough, Beaver County, 30-some miles… Read the rest[...read more]
10) 52% of Pennsylvania voters prefer the current
electoral system. (a)
9) 54% of Pennsylvania voters support pension
7) 65% of Pennsylvanians favor a natural gas
8) 67% of Pennsylvania voters want to… Read the rest[...read more]
Joe Bianco first walked into a newspaper office in Newark, New Jersey. It was 1948, and he had no training of any kind for a journalism career. He spent a chunk of World War II as a Navy Corpsman, but,… Read the rest[...read more]
Gov. Tom Corbett has presented a plan that would allow county and municipal leaders in Marcellus Shale drilling areas to enact an “impact fee.” The plan essentially requires impact fee proponents to show how much their budgets have been inflated… Read the rest[...read more]
Gifford Pinchot did it. In 1931, his state in the grip of The Great Depression and his state’s roads a muddy mess, Gov. Pinchot declared he would “get the farmers out of the mud.”
Pinchot was governor of Pennsylvania 1923-1927… Read the rest[...read more]
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]