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From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. But, you … more
I have dance in my blood. My mother studied ballet and modern dance, and danced in the touring company of the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” when she was a teenager. When I was growing up, she … more
The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed my and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati’s Senate Bill 8 to reform Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture laws. Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings … more
The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat … more
And the winner is ... Lenin Moreno, the new president-elect of Ecuador. Finally! After the initial election and then the run-off election between the two top candidates, Moreno emerged victorious … more
Brexit, the vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, is not the catastrophe that people seem to think it is. The European Union-watchers would have you believe that the departure of … more
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
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