4:33 AM EDT, Tue July 28, 2015
Bigger Trucks

Bigger Trucks

Congress is talking about putting bigger semis on our freeways. Pennsylvania roads, as well as roads in many other states, won't be able to handle the size and weight of these behemoths. 
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Another deadly shooting in a movie theater. When will the politicians realize that the only way to stop these kinds of massacres from happening is to pass sensible gun laws? Mandatory background checks on troubled drifters with a history of mental illness won't hurt anybody's second amendment rights. 
Hysteria Translation

Hysteria Translation

The sting operation and distortion campaign against Planned Parenthood has been red meat for anti-abortion activists and right-wing politicians eager to defund Planned Parenthood. 

Nader attorney questions Reed Smith's Harvard presence

Ralph Nader hasn't been able to get relief through the courts so now his attorney is turning to one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, warning its students about Reed Smith, the corporate law firm in Philadelphia that was involved in Pennsylvania's "Bonusgate" scandal several years ago.The attorney, Oliver Hall, wrote an opinion...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6583-nader-attorney-questions-reed-smith-s-harvard-presence
Heritage Collection

Heritage Collection

The Confederate Flag is finally on the way out. It only took 150 years. Now, another piece of Americana is headed for the trash heap of history. 
Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Despite the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, there is still the matter of human rights violations. We could NEVER normalize relations with a Communist country that violates the human rights of its own people ... unless, of course, that country was China. 
Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake

The Supreme Court has made it official. As some had expected, they ruled in favor of upholding gay marriages from one state to another. This ruling, along with the precious ruling on DOMA, has pretty much settles the argument in terms of the law. Will it quiet the intolerant bigots out there who want to deny some people the right to legally marry the ones they love? No, but it's a start. 

Perry on Politics: Once lost, Obama now is found

The casket of Rev. Clementa Pinckney sits beneath the podium as President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy during his funeral service, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Pundits and commentators agreed that Barack Obama, in his second term in office, was a lame duck, a tarnished president who would spend the...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6568-perry-on-politics-once-lost-obama-now-is-found

Empty Netter Assists - Wrapping up the draft - 06-28-15

Penguins -General manager Jim Rutherford is still looking for a top-six winger. -Second rounder Daniel Sprong (above) took a tumble from first-round projections. -Scouting Sprong. -Scouting fifth rounder Dominik Simon. -Scouting sixth rounder Frederik Tiffels. -"I think Pittsburgh got the steal of the draft, and I think they feel the same way. I know they were surprised he was still there. We are really excited for Freddy, and it's a great situation for him there." - Western Michigan coach Andy Murray on Tiffels. -Scouting seventh rounder Nikita Pavlychev. -Co-Director of Amateur Scouting...