Dec 30

Is bipartisanship anything more than a buzzword?

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago.


What do Starbucks, Seinfeld, and Congress have in common? They all know that compromise and bipartisanship are the way forward. With the fiscal cliff looming, it will take a true spirit of bipartisanship to keep the economy from faltering. But with a divided Congress and White House still seemingly at odds, is all this talk… [Continue Reading]

Oct 18

A $16 trillion national debt: What would the Founders think?

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.


With three debates in the can and one to go, it’s plainly clear that the $16 trillion national debt is a central issue in this campaign. Over the past four fiscal years, our deficits have added an additional $5 trillion to the national debt.

Mar 15

Can we talk about voting? (for something other than American Idol)

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


This week, the National Constitution Center released the Pennsylvania Civic Health Index, an annual report measuring a number of civic habits including voting, volunteering, and community connectedness.

Mar 2

“Can we talk” about the equal rights amendment?

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


As the country examines the tone of political dialogue, Alison Young provides a regular commentary under the title “Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America” exploring the current state of public discourse and civility in American politics. March is women’s history month, and any conversation about the progress of women in… [Continue Reading]

Feb 15

“Can we talk” about contraception?

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


There have long been partisan, political and theological divides on issues involving women’s health, insurance mandates, workplace privacy and contraception. Last week they ran a collision course over the dispute on whether insurance coverage for contraception could be required for female employees at organizations with religious affiliations.