Broken Glass: The “Stop-and-Go” Bill

This Article was Updated December 3, 2107: Included provisions about bathrooms and added a new compromise. Stop-and-Go Places, Plexiglass, and Cindy Bass’ War on Blight There is nothing more infuriating than hearing about something at the last minute that impacts your life. I despise opening this article with this, but I have to. I’m writing Read More

The Plot to Destroy Pennsylvania

How the Far-Right Wing of the Republican Party could Undermine the Commonwealth It could happen here. The destruction of the public school system. Increases of the Sales and Income Taxes. The systematic elimination of the middle-class. The near elimination of public transit. Major cities seeing reduced funding and going bankrupt, employers allowed to fire people Read More

Eliminating Pennsylvania Property Taxes and The Nightmare it Brings

This November 7th, a question will show up on the ballot of millions of Pennsylvanians: “Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction, rather Read More

There is nothing more American than baseball

There is nothing more American than baseball. In the time I’ve been alive, I’ve rarely gotten to play this sport myself. There were never close to enough kids to have a game, even to just toss a ball and hit it with a friend, and the closet I ever came was learning how to swing Read More

Our Kafkaesque Deportation System

A friend of mine pointed this out one day: We have all, in one way or another, at one time or another, broken the law. One day a few years ago we were talking and we landed on this topic. I was a fan of Frank Kafka’s “The Trial”, and in the wake of the Read More

It IS A Muslim Ban

The Republican Party is broken if it can’t call a duck a duck. I’m tired of fighting these stupid arguments, and I’m tired of not being “sure” of what I think. I’m done with it. I’m tired of trying to defend bad ideas, and I’m tired of “going along to get along.” If you can’t Read More

Changing the Constitution for Dummies

Thirty-Four. I want you to hold onto that number as you read this, since this is, in fact, the most important thing you will read as an American Citizen at this point in time. I write this on January 25, 2017, the same day that the current President of these United States, Donald Trump, stated Read More

Philly GOP on Trump-Related Hate Crimes

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential and General Election, the number of hate crimes in the Philadelphia rose dramatically, and all of them went back to the top of the ticket, Donald Trump. A store in South Philadelphia the night of the election was tagged with things such as “Sieg Heil Trump 2016” and Read More