Published on Friday, 15 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
alabama-lossRoy Moore's narrow defeat in Alabama is a victory for sanity and good. But the fact that he was even in the race as a contender and being backed by Trump, another unqualified offender, is beyond belief.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
sex-offenderIt's bad enough that we have a president in the White House who has done far worse in terms of sexual assault than some of those being asked to resign from Congress, now he is endorsing a pedophile for Senate. Where is the moral outrage from the right?   Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 08 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
zero-toleranceAl Franken is out. The Democrats in Congress, led by the women, are taking a zero tolerance approach to sexual misconduct. This now puts pressure on the GOP to take a stand against Roy Moore and Donald Trump. Pressure, schmessure. I predict the GOP will put their agenda before anything else.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
russian-lugeThe Russian Olympic Team has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping. Turns out it wasn't just a little doping, it was a big heap of state-sponsored doping. Poor Russian Olympians. Maybe Trump will invite them to visit the White House.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-secret-proposalPittsburgh's proposal to Amazon for their new HQ2 is being kept under wraps. Hey, Mr. Mayor, you were supposed to be the most transparent mayor ever. This is not what transparency looks like.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:10 pm by Peter Smith
massively-dividedMore than half of Republicans and Democrats each think the other party's policies are "so misguided they pose a threat to the country," according to the latest survey of the Public Religion Research Institute. One after another, the survey shows how deep and wide the wounds are in the nation's divisions. "The story is less about who loves their own ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trashing-hillaryTrump is still obsessed with Hillary. He can't seem to move beyond campaign mode and start acting presidential.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
snake-eyesGambling is not going to save Pennsylvania. Neither is being the only gas-producing state in the country who gives away drilling rights for free.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017 5:00 pm by Peter Smith
remembering-an-eyewitness-to-billy-graham-history  When I met Bob Leidy three years ago, I wrote that at age 88, he was "weathered but vigorous and full-haired," a retired school custodian who kept busy tending backyard greenhouses and, as always, with church activities. From his youth, Mr. Leidy had been involved in evangelical revival services as a singer and later a songleader in and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 04 December 2017 6:00 am by Peter Smith
francis-effect-by-the-numbersOK, now can we measure a "Francis Effect"? It takes a while for statistics to roll in, but as we approach the five-year point in Pope Francis' tenure in March, we're beginning to see what church statistics look like in his era. The pope remains widely popular, even though he faces criticism and doubts from some on the right. But as for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 03 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
tax-planThe GOP-controlled Congress is so desperate for a "win" that they are willing to pass a horrible tax plan that balloons the deficit and hurts the middle class and the poor. I'm sorry, but that doesn't count as a win.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 December 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
reindeer-gamesThe question on everybody's mind right now: who's next? What beloved iconic hero will be the next one caught up in the tsunami of sexual assault charges and forced out of their position of power? Needless to say, it'll be someone other than a politician. They don't seem to lose their jobs.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
code-breakerThe President repeated a Native American racial slur while honoring Native Americans who fought in WWII. Nice. I am not sure why anyone is surprised by this behavior. It is pure Trump.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-pwsa-residentThe PWSA has faced a lot of heat for high prices, a crumbling infrastructure and lead in the water. Now they don't have to take their work home with them. How nice for them.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
party-loyaltyLet's not kid ourselves. Both political parties have their share of gropers and assaulters and both parties retreat to tribalism to protect their own agenda. But to be fair, the Democrats seem way more willing to investigate and/or condemn the behavior of their fellow Dems. Al Franken even called for his own ethics investigation. Not so much on the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
uber-hackUber revealed this week that customers may been exposed to a massive security breach. Hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
icebergSexual harassment and assault in the workplace is nothing new, but fear and settlements kept the victims quiet. Now, thanks to a lot of brave women, great journalism and some great journalism, we are beginning to see below the surface.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
turkey-dayTrump has tarnished the global reputation of the U.S. with his childish behavior and dangerous policies. Between dropping out of the Paris accord, engaging in a name-calling fight with North Korea, pushing a wall and a Muslim ban and coddling Putin, Trump has made us the laughing stock of the world. Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
impeachableThe only thing the Republicans love more than trying to kill Obamacare is going after the Clintons. It's what they do.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 November 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
turzai-campaignI guess Mike Turzai grew bored of paralyzing state government as the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House. Now he wants to paralyze state government as Governor.  Read More and Comment