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Bonjour! Guten Tag! Gruezie! Buon giorno! Buenos dias! Bom dia! Good morning!  These are some of the different ways I have learned to say “Good morning” when I’ve lived … more
In March 1975, the United States fled from a protracted war in Vietnam, a war that claimed more than 58,000 Americans, and close to 2 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians.  The United … more
In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that … more
From all that I have seen and read, central Pennsylvania is enjoying a decent summer, except for an overabundance of July rain. I saw videos and photos of flood damage in the area. It sure … more
The subtitle of the recent book “Dark Money” is “The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” Is there a cabal of billionaires who are secretly spending … more
One of my proudest accomplishments in the Pennsylvania Senate was passage of Act 16 of 2016, which will bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. My goal has been — and continues to be — giving … more
Students and parents in the 106th District can breathe a small sigh of relief as they head back to school for the 2017-18 academic year. Thanks to a new development at the state level, students will … more
For many, climate change represents a distant threat, but the future is now.  If you have a 10-year-old child or grandchild, that youngster will reach his or her mid-30s when, according to … more
“They’re back!!” That’s what we used to say when we lived in East Lansing, Michigan, and about 40,000 students would return to attend classes at Michigan State University … more
The chaos that descended upon the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has widened the already gaping tear in our national discourse. What was supposed to be a rally to protest … more
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