Twenty years ago, Joe Scarnati, a 38-year-old restauranteur (and bartender) from Brockway, narrowly won an election, running as an independent, as senator from Pennsylvania’s 25th District.
Joe Biden's "time for healing" and "stop treating our opponents as our enemies" speech was anything but Lincolnesque as the most divisive, volatile election since the Civil War has put many in doubt.
There are some news stories that have been buried under the avalanche of media coverage during this most contentious and controversial of presidential elections, but it certainly doesn’t diminish their newsworthiness and importance.
Sharonell Fulton, of Philadelphia, has fostered 25 children in that city over the course of 40 years in association with Catholic Social Services. She is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit, now before the United States Supreme Court, between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia.
The Biden-Harris presidential placards popped up on lawns like dandelions on a warm spring day following that first presidential debate with the never-Trumpers cultivating among them.
Provided present polls are realized, as President, Joe Biden said he would codify abortion as federal law and restore federal funding to the nation’s most productive abortion mill, Planned Parenthood.
In striking down a recent pro-life law in Louisiana by a 5-4, vote Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberals of the court. Roberts deciding vote underscores that Roe v. Wade will never be overturned during his tenure.
When Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis was nominated as President Trump’s secretary of defense, he needed a congressional waiver to be confirmed because federal law prohibits former military officers from serving as secretary of defense within seven years of retiring. That waiver came without res…
There are many throughout government who believe that testing is the key in combating Covid-19. Provided employers are to test their workers, then why not test for the flu, HIV, strep throat, TB, or the common cold?
The economy is another way of saying, our lives. No matter what the popular ethos preaches, there is no such thing as a non-essential business. All businesses are essential for those who work them.
I've never thought much about bridges before, but now I realize that bridges are very important in our lives, some more so than others. If you live close to a river, you have probably always understood the importance of a bridge.
When I was a youngster, I was susceptible to the diseases that went around, from kid to kid. Measles, mumps, chicken pox. It seemed that I was sick quite a lot. But I knew very little about epidemics. I knew that my dad’s oldest sister died of the flu epidemic when he was a young boy. If h…
For any problem within the American political landscape, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a solution – albeit a costly one. Warren’s plan to eliminate student loan debt, while liquidating the middle class was certainly foremost when she was recently questioned by a dad …
Forget impeachment, and who will be the Democratic presidential nominee, or more importantly, who will be the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, of Sussex, England have left the royal titles behind and "will work to be financially independent."
When young people get married they find there is a lot to learn about what their partner’s life was like before they knew each other. When John and I met and married, we were 78 and 80 years old. We got to know each other’s likes and interests and how we wanted to spend our time.
Before Congress departed for Christmas, they pulled another Scrooge on America's future. Rather than deal with an impending government shutdown, they saddled the nation with more debt by passing a 2,313 page, spending spree to the jingle of $1.4 trillion. It was yet another bipartisan spendi…
I like to think that, had I lived at a certain place during a certain time in 15th-century France, I would have followed Joan of Arc. That notion bothered me when I considered my initial reaction to Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old climate leader from Sweden. Maybe because she ascribes her ch…
Gauge of the year: Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped for the third straight year. The last time that happened was over a century ago, when we were in the middle of World War I and the worst flu pandemic in recorded history.
The start of a new year marks the beginning of the second half of the 2019-20 Legislative Session – which makes this a good time to provide an update on the legislative activities of the previous year.
At a recent Sunday Mass, the parish’s 8th grade confirmation class participated in the Rite of Enrollment into the Book of the Elect. During the induction, the candidates were collectively asked if they were willing to receive the final sacrament of Catholic initiation – confirmation.
As the dawn of the NBA regular season looms, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey decided to exercise his 1st Amendment right of freedom of speech when he tweeted: “Fight For Freedom Stand with Hong Kong” in support of their protests against Mainland China.
In January 2017, when Donald Trump took the oath of office, the cry for his impeachment has echoed nonstop. For Democrats, impeachment is more than any pie, cake or cobbler; it is a just desert – a four-letter word – because they lost the White House in 2016.
Disasters have been with us even before the unsettled days of Chicken Little, who was so convinced that the sky was falling; she refused to believe any other explanation was even possible. Unable to locate the portion of “sky” that wacked Little upside the head, she continued chirping her o…