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What’s this? Pennsylvania House‬ Republicans care about THE POORS? They claim to, but everyone who is ACTUALLY poor or who works to alleviate poverty hasn’t been contacted for their GRAND LISTENING TOUR. Rick Smith is back in his studio and Tuesday night he spoke to Rep …

Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking. And it’s not just a few thousand, but a majority of the state’s residents. Pennsylvania lies in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, possibly the most productive shale for gas in the country. A joint University of …

At noon today over 40 activists and community members gathered outside the office of PA State Senator Chuck McIlhinney’s office in Doylestown to urge him to support a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania. Today’s rally was part of a state-wide day of action coordinated by …

Editor’s Note: This Open Letter was originally posted by Katie Osgood with our friends @thechalkface. The first part of Katie’s letter is posted here. To read her full letter (and, you really, really need to) click the “Continue Reading” link at the bottom of this …

What Happened to The American Left?

July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

“Conservatism is dead” was a popular phrase that circulated in the American lexicon in the 1960s. All indications pointed toward that lofty announcement. John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960; the Civil Rights movement was at the height of its power in the mid-decade; …

Individualism in America

July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Writing in the The New York Times back in May, David Brooks writes: So the story I’d like to tell is this: Over the past half-century, society has become more individualistic. As it has become more individualistic, it has also become less morally aware, because social and moral …

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