Pfizer

email from Bernie Sanders, 3/18/16 [n.b. Besides scheming to use a technicality to drop out of the US tax system, Pfizer has also refused to meet its legal obligations, in its role as Wyeth’s successor, to the Borough of West Chester, and has gone to court, at great cost to Borough taxpayers, to stop paying […]

State of the Union, 1/12/16

excerpt from the full text of the 2016 State of the Union address: …tonight, I want to go easy on the traditional list of proposals for the year ahead. Don’t worry, I’ve got plenty, from helping students learn to write computer code to personalizing medical treatments for patients. And I will keep pushing for progress […]

President Obama delivers final State of the Union

“Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to […]

2014 in Review • What’s he done?

Watch this slideshow about these ongoing issues to learn President Obama’s 2014 progress… More Jobs Better Health Care Strengthening Community …Policing Cutting Carbon Pollution Reforming Immigration Acting for Net Neutrality Leading the Charge President Obama Codes A 3D-Printed President Sitting Between Two Ferns Man About Town Preventing Violence More Graduates Raises for Americans Unlocking Phones […]

The President and the Price of Gas

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, 11/2/14 In February 2012, Newt Gingrich pledged that if elected president he would reduce the gas price to $2.50 a gallon. Not to be outdone, his Republican colleague and intended presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had already promised in August 2011 that she would bring us $2 […]

A thought on the direction of change

The conclusion of president Obama’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013, commemorating the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” oration: ..Everyone who realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day — that change does not come from Washington, but to […]

Tangible good news

Hi, everyone — If you want tangible evidence that the new health care law is already helping ordinary people, it’s worth talking to one of the 8.5 million Americans who received rebates from their insurance companies this summer. Just ask the folks who got checks in the mail. Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurers […]

Cassandra with FLOTUS (Michelle Obama!)

“I had the most amazing experiences last week in DC. Mayors Against Illegal Guns was invited to a congressional hearing, to a White House briefing and then to a watch party for the Presidents’ State of the Union speech. So fulfilling to be a part of these national conversations on violence among our youth in […]