Apr 10

Santorum ends presidential campaign before PA primary: Hate to say (Ed Rendell) told you so

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


With Rick Santorum’s announcement that he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination, there is at least one person who can proudly say, “Hate to say I told you so.”

Mar 20

Are voter ID laws constitutional? (And are they a good idea?)

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


Should states require voters to show photo identification to vote? As with just about any policy issue, there is a diversity of opinions. But perhaps the most endearing answer is one provided by a young visitor to the National Constitution Center. In response to the question, which was posed to visitors in the Center’s main… [Continue Reading]

Dec 12

Happy anniversary, Pennsylvania

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.


On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, but it’s home to many firsts.

Mar 15

On the road to freedom, one (gradual) step at a time

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago.


There are several reasons why the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery is a remarkable document. First, a fun fact: It’s signed by Thomas Paine of Common Sense.

Feb 8

What gun best represents your state?

Posted 3 years, 2 months ago.


State motto? State Tree? State bird? State…gun? A Texan explores the boundaries of state pride, and Utah’s impending bill to designate a state gun.