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In Lewis Carroll’s classic wonderland tale, Alice famously asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want … more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently struck down some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes because they did not require the commonwealth to prove the elements triggering the … more
You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old reactors won massive public subsidies — bailouts … more
When I was in school, I did a research paper on the wild mustang horses living on the Western plains of the United States. I found statistics on the numbers of horses and how that had changed over … more
Over the past eight years, the Obama presidency, the Democratic Party has gone into a descendancy. In just eight years, the Democrats lost the House, the Senate, the presidency and now almost … more
You win some, you lose some, and then you really lose some.Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate maven who escaped bankruptcy unscathed multiple times and improbably robbed the political elite of … more
I support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes and I’m perplexed opponents offer no alternative — except supporting the status quo, which … more
As Longfellow wrote, “Into each life, some rain must fall.” Well, it has been falling here, on and off (mostly on) for seven weeks. In the four-plus years we have been here, I have never … more
During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more
Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for … more
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