Published on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
oval-officeSteve Bannon says he will fight for Trump's agenda from outside the White House. I guess you can spread lies, hate and bigotry from anywhere.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 August 2017 5:57 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
what-would-a-stanley-cup-style-pso-parade-look-likeIn June, when I was tweeting about the Penguins' Stanley Cup parade, Pittsburgh composer John Arrigo-Nelson jokingly replied, "This reminded me of the parade the city threw for the PSO when they returned from their European tour last year." Well, a few Twitter messages later, John, who works with contemporary music group Alia Musica Pittsburgh, sent ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 August 2017 12:00 pm by Peter Smith
the-connecticut-yankee-s-eclipseEclipse Day brings to mind Mark Twain's 1889 novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." It gets less attention than "Huckleberry Finn" but is as pertinent to modern times as that anti-racist classic. (And after events earlier this month, we need Huck as much as ever.) "A Connecticut Yankee" begins as a farce and ends as a bleak modern ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
budget-collapsePennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai has mentioned in passing that he might be interested in running for Governor of this great Commonwealth. That's like the iceberg applying to be captain of the Titanic.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
solar-eclipseDark days are upon us ... dark days indeed.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
gop-statueI know the GOP members of Congress are afraid of Donald Trump because they saw what he did to the republicans who challenged him in the primary, but come on! White Supremacists murdered a woman in broad daylight and he comforted the White Supremacists! What does he have to do?  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
charlottesvilleIt is a tradition for U.S. presidents to comfort the American people in times of national tragedy. It is their duty to offer moral leadership, comfort the victims and unify the country. Donald Trump offered no moral leadership, comforted the terrorists and divided the country. Well done, Mr. President.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-council-throneCity Council president Bruce Kraus and councilwoman Darlene Harris have been at each other's throats lately. The video is pretty amazing. Check out Adam Smetz's story in the PG.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
racist-statueThe horrific scene in Charlottesville, Virginia began with of a staged protest by hate groups who did not want to see a confederate statue of Robert E. Lee torn removed. It became clear during the election that there is an undercurrent of racism and bigotry in this country. We may not like it, but we need to deal with it.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 14 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
many-sidesTrump has no problem condemning Hillary or Obama or even Kim Jong Un in no uncertain terms. But he refuses to denounce white hate groups in no uncertain terms. This is unforgivable.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 11 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
el-ninoTrump pulled us out of the Paris accord and he called climate change a Chinese hoax. Now he is lifting regulations on pollution standards and encouraging the increase in fossil fuel jobs, ignoring new green jobs. Heaven help us all.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 10 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
working-vacationTrump may be vacationing at his Bedminster golf course but that doesn't mean he can't find time to throw the entire world into a panic with his hyperbolic nuclear war rhetoric aimed at North Korea.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1:44 pm by
casey-blasts-general-electric-over-job-losses-at-erie-facilityERIE — U.S. Senator Bob Casey blasted General Electric for announcing plans to shut down Erie’s storied locomotive works Tuesday morning, saying the company “worship[s] at the altar of the shareholder only.”...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
democratic-sloganThe Democratic Party came up with their new slogan a while back. They need a "better" idea.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 06 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trump-dayTrump manages to pack more crazy into one day than any other politician I've ever seen. Day after day he keeps bringing it. I wondered what his day planner looks like. Even in this text-heavy cartoon I didn't have enough room to get all the crazy in there.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 04 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
stolen-jobsTrump is actually going to hurt the economy with his racist, elitist immigration policies. Who does he think helps get our food to market? The false argument of illegals stealing jobs is ridiculous.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 03 August 2017 11:21 am by
two-independents-file-to-challenge-bill-peduto-for-mayorPittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto may not be be able to rest on his laurels quite yet: He may yet face two opponents in November....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erlocal/2017/08/03/Independents-challenge-Bill-Peduto-Pittsburgh-Mayor-Khalid-Raheem-James-Rack/stories/201708030131 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 03 August 2017 11:21 am by
two-independents-file-to-challenge-bill-peduto-for-mayorPittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto may not be be able to rest on his laurels quite yet: He may yet face two opponents in November....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erlocal/2017/08/03/Independents-challenge-Bill-Peduto-Pittsburgh-Mayor-Khalid-Raheem-James-Rack/stories/201708030131 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
venezuelaVenezuela is burning. The economy is collapsing and causing a refugee crisis. President Maduro is resorting to killing protesters and held a controversial vote to change the assembly and secure his iron-fisted rule. He is making Hugo Chaves look like a saint by comparison.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-bigfootSome say affordable housing does exist in Pittsburgh, some say it is a myth.  Read More and Comment