March is Women's History Month, and the year 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Valiant Women of the Vote is the national Women's History Month theme this year, which celebrates the women who've fought and continued the struggle against poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges and other forms of modern-day voter suppression, to ensure voting rights for all. … [Read more...] about Norfolk Public Library Honors Valiant Women Of The Vote During Women’s History Month
In other policy areas, left-liberals tend to agree with me on this general logic. They usually insist on not confusing an anecdote for solid data. They point out, for example, the infinitesimal chance that you will be killed by a terrorist in order to puncture the compelling and emotional narrative that we are a nation under siege by jihadists. They note that the public’s view that crime has been rising is, in fact, a fiction drummed up by Trump — and they cite the kind of data I just provided to prove it. But when it comes to race and police shootings, the data take second place to emotion. This is not bad faith on the part of left-liberals. It’s rooted in an admirable concern about a vital topic — the use of violence by the state against citizens. And I have no doubt at all that Kaepernick and Reid are sincere, and I absolutely defend their right to protest in the way they have, and am disgusted by the president’s response. But on the deaths of unarmed … [Read more...] about Kaepernick’s Message Is Getting Lost — Along With the Facts on Race and Police Violence
Wolf will be speaking with students and parents at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills at 10 a.m. According to his office, the topic will be what Wolf calls the student loan debt crisis and a proposal that he says would help thousands of students attend a state-owned university. … [Read more...] about Gov. Wolf To Speak At Bucks Co. School Wednesday
They will be able to stimulate the economy and invest in things that would not otherwise be possible. Alleviating the student loan burden will reduce homelessness and suicide, along with improving poor nutritional habits, a few major topics VA and government are working to improve. With the increasing costs of living now and in the future, and with the questionable health of all veterans, they are deserving of more opportunities. We need to stand for those who have stood for all of us. … [Read more...] about Veterans’ student loan debt is hindering them
I’d rank that up there with how my dad reacted to a 20-something woman who thought she was first in line for a coveted parking space at an Orange County restaurant. He swore to me later that she wasn’t, and she swore at him then with a two-word phrase that began with “F” and ended with “you.” My dad was in poor health and looked it, but he rolled down his window and said to her calmly, “I bet you would.” … [Read more...] about Escapes: Will e-bikes play a starring role in parks?