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Ben Franklin would weep today about his fellow Pennsylvanians' voting enthusiasm. Here in a suburban Philadelphia county (Montgomery County, not in Philadelphia) with party primaries on the two ...
by pasuburbdem1
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: For close to a year, we have ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 01:52 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The newspapers were hammering me, and the priests and the ministers were hammering me, but I am alive yet, I am still here, hammering them. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````
by JayRaye
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
I don't want any mercy from any court, I don't do anything but what is my duty to do as a citizen of this nation, and I don't ask you for mercy. I am asking for justice, and not mercy, and I ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
On this day in Labor History the year was 1883. The “eighth wonder of the world, the Brooklyn Bridge opened for traffic. 600 men worked on the project, which took 14 years to complete. Between ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
How can unionized workers and unemployed workers stand together? Perhaps we can look to the past for examples of the power of such solidarity. On this day in Labor History the year was 1934. It ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
On this day Labor History the year was 1895. Labor organizer Eugene V. Debs began a six month prison sentence in Woodstock, Illinois. Debs was the leader of the American Railway Union that had ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
On this day Labor History the year was 1945. That was a very important day for workers on the islands of Hawaii. It marked the passage of the federal Hawaii Employment Relations Act, more ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
On this day Labor History the year was 1926. That was the day President Calvin Coolidge signed the Railway Labor Act. For decades railroad labor disputes had often become bloody affairs. The ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
On this day Labor History the year was 1920. That year a national coal strike had won unionized miners a twenty-seven percent pay raise. But the miners in West Virginia were not in the union. ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
On this day Labor History the year was 1979. That was the day an Oklahoma City jury found in favor of the estate of Karen Silkwood. Karen worked as a lab tech at the Cimarron nuclear plant, ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 05:00 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I reside wherever there is a good fight against wrong-all over the country. Wherever the workers are fighting the robbers I go there. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````
by JayRaye
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
John Boehner is a real class act. Not because he's an arrogant, red-faced, badly-tanned, mouthpiece for America's top 1% but because only a complete idiot with pockets so deep that he hasn't even ...
by KantV420
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 05:05 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
And so the ridiculous saga of the Tea Party U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and the judicial nominee he recommended that he's delaying a vote for continues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 01:51 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Giancarlos Rodriguez, a high school student from Philadelphia's Penn Treaty High School in the city's Fishtown neighborhood, organized a walkout against Pennsylvania's Keystone Exams. The walkout ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 09:40 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Received this e-mail from former Rep. Joe Sestak's (
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 11:57 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 10:35 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
On this day in Labor History the year was 1838. The Second Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women was being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For a while, a group of anti-slavery abolitionists ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 05:01 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
On this day in Labor History the year was 1979. That was the day that A Philip Randolph, perhaps the most significant African American figure in the US Labor Movement, passed away. He was 90 ...
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 05:01 AM PDT with 10 Recommends