The Law-and-Order Hypocrisy

Across the country, Republicans have decided to make “Law-and-Order” an issue they are pushing in the upcoming mid-term elections. In Pennsylvania and states across the country, Republican candidates are making the claim that their Democratic opponents are “soft and...
Victor Orban, Christian Racism, and Jesus

Victor Orban, Christian Racism, and Jesus

Victor Orban at the CPAC Meeting Earlier this month, Hungarian President Victor Orban was the featured speaker at a meeting of CPAC – The Conservative Political Action Coalition – whose website claims to be “the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives...
Joni and  the Piano Man

Joni and the Piano Man

As I sat in the Chicago O’Hare Airport awaiting my flight back to Philadelphia, I heard a faint lyrical sound over the din and chaos of the crowded terminal. I picked up my bags and I walked toward the sound. As I got closer, I could tell it was the sound of a piano,...
An Open Letter to Rep.  Liz Cheney

An Open Letter to Rep. Liz Cheney

NOTE: Below is a letter I am sending to Rep. Liz Cheney (R- WY) who was recently censured by the Republican party for serving on the House of Representative Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building with a particular focus on the...
Selma Now and Then

Selma Now and Then

In June 2013 I visited Selma, Alabama as part of a Civil Right Rights bus tour organized by Dr. Todd Allen of Messiah University. Our tour guide on that portion of the trip was Joanne Bland. Joanne was 14 years old when the famous confrontation on the Edmund Pettus...