Published on Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
tax-reformTrickle-down economics is a fairy tale. It's a lie. It doesn't work. And yet, once again, the GOP is selling the lie to the American public in the form of their new tax plan.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
elf-on-a-shelfJeff Sessions is a terrible Attorney General. He lied about meetings with the Russians, had to recuse himself because he was too connected to the campaign, and now his memory is conveniently failing. As if that wasn't bad enough, he is an enemy of immigrants, blacks, sanctuary cities, LGBT, ACLU, NAACP, etc., etc. Not really the guy you want running ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
asia-tripTrump's trip to Asia reinforced his infatuation with despotic leaders like Kim Jong Un and Putin. He seems to want to be one himself. Some would say he is almost there.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-upmc-primeUPMC is investing billions for new facilities in the region. CEO Jeffrey Romoff said UPMC wanted to be the Amazon of health care. I would wish them luck but I'm one of the poor saps denied access due to my Highmark insurance.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017 6:00 am by Peter Smith
bishops-messaging-and-opticsWe're often cautioned not to use the liberal-conservative terminology of American politics to judge the actions of a religious body like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Still, it's hard not to do so in regard to the actions of the hierarchs this week in Baltimore. They called for reform allowing those who immigrated illegally to get legal, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 12 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
alabama-creeperDespite allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl when he was in his 30s, Judge Roy Moore's name will remain on the ballot in Alabama.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 10 November 2017 6:00 am by Peter Smith
the-needle-budged-but-that-s-itNot to diminish the significance of the Virginia election results this week, but consider: If you were hoping that something, anything would help take the edge off our raging polarization, the results were not your sign. Instead, they showed that in Virginia, a state that already bucked the Southern tide in 2016 in voting for Hillary Clinton, a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 10 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
thoughts-and-prayersPoliticians on Capitol Hill always respond to gun massacres by saying it's "too soon" to discuss politics and by offering meaningless "thoughts and prayers" instead of real action on guns.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
amerikaThe President and his ex-advisor Steve Bannon both say that Tuesday's election results in Virginia and New Jersey were not a referendum on Trump. Really? The Donald just can't face the fact that without the Electoral College to hide behind he's a loser.      Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-airmallTGI Fridays is being forced to vacate their space at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Their lease was not renewed so Airmall Pittsburgh could make room for local vendors.    Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
safe-placeI am ashamed to live in a country that isn't more outraged by gun violence. No other civilized country in the world has this issue.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 03 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
campaign-volunteerThe Trump White House is claiming that George Papadopoulos was nothing but a low-level campaign volunteer.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
something-fishyWhitefish Energy, a Montana company with only two employees, somehow managed to land a $300 million contract to rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico. Days after the story broke Puerto Rico cancelled the contract but the stink lingers.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
haunted-houseSpecial Prosecutor Bob Mueller just sent a message to Donald Trump in the form of an indictment of his former campaign chair and a guilty plea by a former Trump foreign policy advisor. Mueller's message: How you like my witch hunt now, Mr. President?  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 October 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
public-serviceThe state budget awaiting Tom Wolf's signature is tragic. The GOP-led Pennsylvania legislature is so opposed to tax revenue that they have resorted to gambling and loans to pay the bills. Ugh.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
financed-slaughterIf ISIS were killing Americans in the same numbers as opioids and guns we would be dropping everything we had on them. Why can't we stop the NRA and Big Pharma from killing us?  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 October 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
steele-dossierDonald Trump loves the fact that the "fake news" Steele Dossier (parts of which may be used in the Mueller probe) was funded by the Clinton Campaign. The thing is, everyone pays for opposition research during a campaign. It's standard practice. The Dems didn't use it, though. Trump, on the other hand, didn't even bother to do research, he just spread ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 October 2017 6:00 am by Peter Smith
why-did-luther-act-on-halloweenWas it just a coincidence that Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on what we now consider to be Halloween? This year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther publishing his theses, an opening salvo in what would become the Protestant Reformation.  Surely Halloween in 16th century Germany was nothing like today's extravaganza of costumes and sugar ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017 1:10 pm by
gao-to-probe-activities-of-trump-voter-fraud-commissionThe Government Accountability Office has accepted a request by a group of U.S. senators to investigate the activities of President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/10/26/GAO-probe-investigation-Trump-Voter-Fraud-Commission-election-integrity/stories/201710260148 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017 1:10 pm by
government-watchdog-to-investigate-trump’s-voter-fraud-commissionPresident Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, already facing several lawsuits, will now be investigated by a government watchdog....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/10/26/GAO-probe-investigation-Trump-Voter-Fraud-Commission-election-integrity/stories/201710260148 Read More and Comment