Published on Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
puppetIt is encouraging to see so many young people getting fired up about guns in our society. Could this finally be the time when Congress grows a spine and responds to gun massacres in a responsible way? Probably not, but it's worth a try.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
new-mapThe Supreme Court of Pennsylvania drafted a new congressional map that is fairer and more even-handed than the partisan gerrymandered GOP version. Naturally, the republicans in Harrisburg are not happy.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
blind-determinationTrump refuses to acknowledge that our country is under attack by the Russians. Instead, he is obsessed with the concept of his own collusion or lack there of. Our democracy be damned ... as long as he wins the collusion argument.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 19 February 2018 5:00 pm by Peter Smith
lawmaker-gives-up-nra-rating-for-lent  A Kentucky state representative tells why he has a change of heart on guns, and is giving up his top rating from the NRA for Lent. Prayer, he says, is not enough. "Faith apart from works is useless," he says, quoting from the book of James. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw8z-RmQLnk&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop     Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 18 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
security-clearanceIs anyone really surprised that Donald Trump's would surround himself with people who can't get a basic security clearance? Now, thankfully, Mueller is doing a background check on him.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 16 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
americaAnother day, another gun massacre in the United States. I wonder why this doesn't happen in any other country in the world. Oh, right. The NRA and those cowards in Congress.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
shelterWhether it's Rob Porter, Roy Moore or Bill O'Reilly, Trump fiercely defends the men accused of violence against women. Trump never speaks of the victims, never mentions the women who have been beaten, harassed or worse. Maybe that's because Trump also preys on women.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:52 am by Maria Sciullo
oscar-nominee-get-out-has-free-screening-feb-19 Filmmaker Jordan Peele's Oscar-nominated "Get Out" will have a free screening on Presidents Day (Feb. 19) at the AMC Waterfront 22.  To get a ticket, go to the box office that day for the 7 p.m. show. First come, first served. "Get Out," which stars Daniel Kaluuya ("Black Panther") and Allison Williams, is a thriller combining social ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-act-47I am glad the city is on firmer economic footing ... but let's look both ways as we cross over to the other side of state oversight.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
one-koreaI doubt anyone really thinks that the "One Korea" demonstrations at the winter olympics will thaw relations between North and South Korea ... but it is a heart-warming thought.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 12 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
gerrymandered-stateThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the GOP-led state legislature to redraw the state congressional map. The current districts are the result of much partisan gerrymandering. The GOP appealed their case to the U.S. Supreme Court, who refused to hear it. Now they have to change it.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 11 February 2018 2:00 pm by Peter Smith
ashes-trump-hearts-this-valentine-s-day  When St. Patrick’s Day last year coincided with a normally meatless Friday in Lent, local Catholic bishops issued dispensations that allowed the faithful to partake in the Irish holiday meal with the traditional corned beef. But there is no such dispensation forthcoming this year when Valentine’s Day coincides with Ash Wednesday . For the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
deficit-apocalypseBetween the tax deal and the new budget spending, Forbes Magazine estimates the U.S. Federal Deficit under Trump and the GOP-led congress will exceed $1 Trillion in 2019 and beyond. Where is all the moral outrage over deficits that was on display during the Obama years?  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 09 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
paradeTrump wants to play Kim Jong Un and stage a big military parade so soldiers can salute him and the world can see all of our big missiles. This seems an unlikely proposition. Maybe Trump would settle for the parade of losers leaving the White House.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 08 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
treasonNot standing or applauding during a State of the Union Address is a long-standing tradition for members of the opposition party. It happens to every president. Usually, nobody is called treasonous. But then, not every president demands loyalty the way Trump does.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-eagles-valentineThe Patriots lost. Need I say more?  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
nunes-memoThe Nunes Memo is nothing more than a partisan attempt by Trump lap dog Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, to discredit the FBI and the Mueller investigation. This kind of nasty attack does nothing to vindicate Trump, it only makes him look guiltier. It also puts our intelligence people at risk. Not cool. Nunes needs to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 01 February 2018 12:00 pm by Peter Smith
i-lost-my-church-over-abuseFormer gymnast Rachael Denhollander gave a powerful interview in Christianity Today. She is known for her eloquent statement of forgiveness toward her abuser, Dr. Larry Nassar, during the recent and dramatic series of victim-impact statements at Nassar's sentencing. More than 150 women said they were sexually abused by him under the guise of medical ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 4:15 pm by Peter Smith
heroic-survivor-of-holocaust-recalledI was saddened to learn of the death of Renee Rothschild this past Saturday in Louisville, Ky., at age 98.  Married for 75 years (!), Renee and John Rothschild were the only Holocaust survivors in their families, and the story of how they survived that catastrophe is as remarkable as the resilience and faith with which they forged new lives ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 January 2018 6:00 am by Peter Smith
u-s-political-chasm-over-israel American attitudes toward Israel are increasingly getting to look as polarized as many other areas of American life. Growing numbers of Republicans sympathize more with Israel than Palestine, while declining numbers do among Democrats, among whom about equal numbers sympathize with each side,  according to the Pew Research Center. It's a ... Read More and Comment