The PA. GOP is Playing Liberals, and We Have to Play Along

The Pennsylvania GOP plan on using Liberalism against itself in November, and we have to go along with it. Let me explain why. I was in the car with a friend discussing Mike Pence coming to Philadelphia. “Hey, are you going to the protest?,” I asked him. “Sure! How about you?” “Yeah,” I replied, “and Read More

The Republican Argument for Abolishing ICE

Why would any Republican be against abolishing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)? Any Republican worth their salt should be entirely behind abolishing ICE and replacing it. Why? Glad you asked! 1. Reduce the size of government Come on, that’s an easy one! How many Republicans go on and on about “reducing the size of government?” Read More

A Crisis of Conscious over Immigration?

Today is the type of day I stop, take a breath, and wonder to myself: “Are they just trying to keep it together?” I’ve been watching the news, just like you, and following the over 2300 kids from April to June separated from their parents. I’ve been watching in horror and fear that they are Read More

North Korea Peace Talks: Thoughts and Predictions

With Trump calling the North Korea talks back on (well, for now), I think it’s important to take a moment and consider what’s possible in terms of an outcome. There’s a few things we need to consider, so from best to worst, let’s go through them. Best Case Scenario: Korean Unification under President Trump Odds: Read More

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