While crisis abroad is trending, local crisis hides in the shadows

While the world watches the crisis in Afghanistan, I’m watching the crisis at home. In fact, I’m watching more than one crisis at home.   COVID is a crisis, and I fault Trump because he created an atmosphere where his followers don’t trust common sense advice for doctors, and it’s now so bad that when…

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ManUpPHL took action on gun violence. You can join us, too

Yesterday we did something unusual. We did a call to action on gun violence. Not a call to make speeches or to shout for someone else to do something. Not a call to shout slogans or to criticize other efforts. Not a call to name the reasons why we can’t do anything about our plight.…

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Join ManUpPHL to do your part to stop gun violence

Back in 2019, when I started ManUpPHL, it was because a child had been shot. Nearly two years later, it’s happening again. A 15 year-old girl playing basketball at a playground in Tioga was shot twice, and all of us should be outraged. We should be angry that more than 100 children under 17 have…

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Cuomo resigned as governor, but he still has to be a father

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation after a report accused him of sexual harassment, I was surprised.   Cuomo had spent days talking about how he would fight the accusations, how he had not done what he was accused of, how he planned to defend himself against it all.   But when…

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Five cops who fought the January 6th mob are dead. Where is the FOP?

Four police officers have died by suicide in the months since they spent hours battling a pro-Trump mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to violently stop the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Jan. 6.   Yet another, Officer Brian Sicknick, died the day after the battle. While the official coroner’s…

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