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IMPORTANT: SEE UPDATE ON THIS STORY FROM 5/27/15 About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 09:37 AM PDT with 169 Recommends
IMPORTANT: SEE UPDATE ON THIS STORY FROM 5/27/15 My friend was killed in the @Amtrak crash. Her family received this note. I think we should all give Chad a call... pic.twitter.com/CH59KJw2QK — ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 140 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 06:39 PM PDT with 133 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 123 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 192 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:12 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
Rescue workers survey the wreckage after ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 01:10 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
While investigators are working to understand the causes of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the Republicans' best and brightest are adding insult to injury. On ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 02:07 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is a real national leader on paid sick leave. (But not in a ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
The folks over at Daily Kos Elections have been doing a great job giving the Philadelphia Mayoral primary race some attention over the past month. Though campaigns have been active since the turn ...
by mconvente
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 07:53 PM PDT with 14 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
While it seems more probable that the engineer forgot the additional curve at Frankfort Junction and sped up prematurely anticipating the higher speed section too early (click on image to enlarge),
by annieli
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 08:24 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
UPDATED: this morning to report 6th death, a patient taken to Temple University Hospital. 8 are in critical condition. Condolences to all of the victims and their families. Well wishes for the ...
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 08:35 PM PDT with 16 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
Over the next six weeks, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture   (where I have the honor of serving as Chief Policy Wonk) Cultural Agents will host Imaginings in 15 different towns and cities across ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
In February, 2015, two-hundred members of The Philadelphia Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters descended on the Philadelphia Auto Show to stage a protest against the Pennsylvania Convention ...
by stancutler
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 11:39 AM PDT with 2 Recommends