Democracy for sale
Workers at three Sullivan County businesses participated in the Day Without Immigrants protest by not showing up to work on February 16. Those three businesses—related to food and agriculture—and their employees contribute a lot to the county in terms of taxes and the local economy.
An environmentalist. Not.
In the context of the debate over our new education secretary, Betsy DeVos, I offer the following commentary regarding the precision of words.
The election of Donald Trump as president has sparked the formation of many activist groups around the country. The organization that wrote the Indivisible Guide, which is a primer on best practices for resisting the Trump agenda, says 4,500 groups across the country have registered with their website.
Our vision for America?
Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. After the last census in 2010, Republicans in the House and Senate in Harrisburg had a commanding lead—Gov. Tom Corbett was a Republican, and the PA Supreme Court had a Republican majority.
History will recall of the American project only two distinguishing ideas, in practice, the experiences that made us unique among countries: it is the first place democracy and the idea of a socio-economic haven were tried.
An impressive expression of democracy
I was one of the people who went to Washington, DC on Saturday, January 21 for the Women’s March. Here is what impressed me:
Despite a new president who has said that climate change is a hoax, and who has also said he would walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement, there are some analysts who have said that the United States may meets its emission targets under that agreement anyway because of the efforts of state and local governments.