In June, Kentucky governor, Matt Bevin, signed into law HB128 giving public schools the option to teach courses on the Bible as part of their social studies curriculum. School districts will now be able to work with their state Department of Education to devise courses intended to promote Biblical literacy. Governor Bevin is certain that […]
Posted on July 1, 2017 By PennLive Op-Ed By Paul Mango Pennsylvania is a state blessed with many economic advantages. We sit on some of the largest deposits of natural gas and coal in the world and we are in the vanguard of a global revolution in energy production; our unrivaled universities and companies are […]
Most early Americans agreed that western expansion was crucial to the well being of our fledgling nation. However, incorporation of new western territories into the Union was accompanied by the controversial concern of how to deal with the institution of slavery. For three decades, a contentious, uneasy peace had existed between the agrarian, pro-slavery South […]
The GOP at work. Are we more like Junior or Mom?
Apparently President Trump’s budget includes a proposal to provide six weeks of paid leave for new parents (mothers and fathers). The proposal is estimated to cost taxpayers $19 billion over a decade, adds a new entitlement and is, of course, gaining momentum. Currently, parental time off, formerly known as maternity leave, is resolved person to […]
The “National Reciprocity” bill would require all states to recognize concealed carry licenses and permits issued by other states. Citizens who qualify for this right to carry across state lines must: not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law have present a valid form of identification with photo have a valid state-issued license […]
“Our budget will never determine our ability to be effective. Our people will.” -Rex Tillerson, opening statement at the senate foreign relations committee hearing.
Dozens of PA teachers and school district employees do not actually work in the classroom but rather maintain full time jobs in teachers’ unions. They are compensated by the district payroll, receive health benefits, collect pension credits and accrue seniority status. SB494, sponsored by Representative Stefano, prohibits public school teachers from working full time for […]
The elephant as a symbol of the Republican Party was conceived in the imagination of cartoonist Thomas Nast. Two unique cartoons, one in 1860 the other in 1872, connected Republicans with the elephant but the concept was galvanized in a publication in Harper’s weekly in 1874. The story goes that the Democrat Press began fear […]