Pennsylvania will avert food stamp cuts in a surprise move from Corbett
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has not been a great friend to poor people, to say the least, so this comes as quite a surprise: Corbett is following the lead of Gov. Dannel Malloy in Connecticut and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York, both Democrats, to avoid cuts in food stamps. Corbett will increasethe amount of Low-Income Home…
Open thread for night owls: Drawing lines in the sand
The discussion over what is going on in Ukraine has obviously brought up the importance assigned to international boundaries and what should be done by third parties when the armies of one crosses those of another without permission. Not a small matter obviously. Tens of millions have died as a consequence of such crossings and outside intervention into them.
WV House unanimously passes chemical storage tank bill requiring inspections, long-term health study
Half a dozen hearings, days of testimony and wrangling over some 100 amendments finally ended Wednesday night when the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a billregulating above-ground chemical storage tanks. The bill, which must be reconciled with…
Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act blocked in Senate vote
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act failed to overcome a filibusterThursday afternoon in a 55 to 45 vote. That is, of course, 55 votes in favor, 45 votes against, leaving the bill five votes short of the required supermajority. As…
Affordable Care Act & Systemic Lupus (SLE)
Affordable Care Act & Systemic Lupus
Lupus and healthcare, just the thought of that phrase still sends chills down my spine. For many years my family and I struggled with trying to find insurance companies who would insure me with a reasonable premium.
My family and I, as most families, shared the same health care policy. My diagnosis of Lupus in 1992 changed our lives in so many ways. It’s very…
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Celibacy: Tell me if it is a life choice after reading this?
What is Celibacy?
Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.
While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife Ann listened to the instructor declare, “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.”
He then addressed the men.
“Can you name and describe your wife’s favorite flower?”
Frank leaned over, touched Ann’s…
A Robin Hood Tax To Take Back Our Economy
The Robin Hood tax, a small tax of less than ½ of 1% on Wall Street transactions can generate hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the US alone. It is an idea whose impact can be felt globally as well.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande reiterated their support for the tax, announcing that they’d like to see the tax implemented before European…
Chokwe Lumumba, Jackson, MS Radical Mayor Dies at 66 (VIDEO)
Chokwe Lumumba at his inaugural address in 2013
The mayor of Jackson Mississippi Chokwe Lumumba died of heart failure on Tuesday.
Lumumba, who died Tuesday at age 66 of heart failure, took office last July in a city coping with the long-term effects of middle-class flight and infrastructure decay. He was a proud black radical. Only the third black mayor of Jackson, he was also by far the most…