Pennsylvania’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives split almost evenly last week when it came time to vote on an amendment that would have cut off funding for the National Security Agency program that collects data on the phone calls Americans make.
Schwartz: ‘A risk we cannot afford’
Last Thursday afternoon, when the mercury rose to 97 degrees, the pool of water above the dam in the Pennypack Creek in Bustleton remained inviting but unbroken.
Philly public school teachers need to suck it up
Issues of race, which always simmer right below the surface in America, have boiled over twice in the long days of this hot and humid summer.
If Forrest Gump were observing the latest mess involving Philadelphia public schools, he might sum it up this way: “Life is just a box of erasers.”
Gov. Corbett tries to pull a fast one on seniors
Two state House members were quick to issue statements on Sunday night criticizing Pennsylvania’s new $28.4 billion budget for underfunding education, and especially for ignoring the needs of the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district. Here are excerpts from their statements:
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