Category Archives: Civil Rights

Replay: *Racial Conservative* John Morganelli Slams “Illegal Aliens”

Rerunning this as the John Morganelli for AG trial balloon has unfortunately surfaced once again, and must be popped as quickly as possible. Whether you like it or not, there are about 12 million people living in this country without … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, Issues

Mark Squilla’s Unsatisfactory Answer to Why He Attended “White Women’s Lives Matter” Rally

(Councilman Squilla calming things down) The trouble with Philly Councilman Mark Squilla’s response to why he attended the racially-charged protest in Whitman (a neighborhood in South Philadelphia with a pretty recent history of racist reaction politics) is that when politicians go to rallies, … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Issues

Poll: PA is Loving Life Under Gay Marriage

The gay marriage ban ended, nothing bad happened, and now six in 10 people support same-sex marriage. LGBT civil rights activists will still be gainfully employed in this state for the foreseeable future, but they will increasingly have the wind at … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Issues

*Racial Conservative* John Morganelli Slams “Illegal Aliens”

Whether you like it or not, there are about 12 million people living in this country without formal approval of the U.S. government. They go to school with our kids, they work at our places of employment, and the places … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Issues

PA Social Politics After Marriage Equality

Tom Corbett’s decision not to appeal the ruling striking down PA’s same-sex marriage ban marks the beginning of a new era in state social politics. While it’s still going to take some time for liberals to win the other big … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Issues, LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion

Court Strikes Down PA Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Go get married before the teanderthals have a chance to appeal! A federal court on Tuesday decisively struck down Pennsylvania’s statutory ban on same-sex marriages, allowing same-sex couples to marry immediately. The ruling, from US District Judge John Jones, makes … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights

Commonwealth Court Declines to Save Voter ID

The state Supreme Court could still pull a breathtaking act of judicial activism, but this whole mistaken experiment in voter disenfranchisement looks like it’s finally coming to a close. In a 29-page decision, Judge Bernard L. McGinley said the law … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, Governor

New polling data indicates Pennsylvania is a pro-choice state

Planned Parenthood PAC released polling data to Keystone Politics that questions a lot of the stereotypes projected on the Commonwealth – most critical is the inclination that Pennsylvania voters are overwhelmingly against reproductive choices for women. Sari Stevens, the executive … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, Governor, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, State Senate, US House

#PAGOV: GOP’s attack on Wolf is pretty weak

I don’t want this piece to be misconstrued as my official public support of Tom Wolf, but as I was reading Politics PA’s piece the other night about the recent attack by the PA GOP on Wolf’s business record, I had to … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Civil Rights, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Health, Labor and Unions, LGBT / Gay Rights, Miscellany, Social Services

#PA13: Brendan Boyle – A Pro-Life “All Star”

State Representative Brendan Boyle (D – 170) is one of dozens who helped to pass Act 122, a law that has resulted in the closure of five women’s clinics so far, since its enactment on December 22, 2011. This wasn’t … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, US House