“Our administration is committed to bridging the divide between government and the residents of Philadelphia,” Mayor Kenney said in a press release.
Before 11-month-old Charlie Gard died in Britain last week from complications of a rare disease, his short life triggered debate about when it’s appropriate to stop treating patients and allow them to die.
Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
In the Mexican village of Tlaltetela, in Veracruz state, dozens of people lose sight, become paralyzed due to an incurable neurodegenerative disorder known as SCA7.
Last week, the people of Ecuador elected a leftist named after the communist dictator Vladimir Lenin as their new president.
It’s always a double-edged sword when Ecuador is in the news -- in the U.S., the little-known country at the equator usually flies far under the radar.
Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.
My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.
After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.
In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.
Can diversity be more than a policy of good conscience? Studies have shown that when looked at practically, increasing diversity in the workforce can lead to operational benefits to companies. The first step is to look internally and look at where the company wants to go.
Pennsylvania Treasury has proposed an initiative which, if enacted, will benefit state residents with qualified disabilities and their families by permitting tax-exemptions on their savings and federal benefit protections.