The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has attacked Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz over an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal written by two leaders of the non-profit group The Third More »
Ask Marjorie Margolies what she's been up to since her one term in Congress 20 years ago, as I did recently, and you might want to order a cup of tea. It's been an interesting ride."Well, after my constituents asked me to More »
With so much attention being lavished on Obamacare these days, it's easy to forget that the House Republicans are still up to their old shenanigans. Exhibit A is their own shameless version of Hunger Games.
As part of their plan to take back the White House - let's call it Operation Restoration - Bill and Hillary are reportedly intent on mending fences with black Democratic voters. The Clintons ticked off some of those folks More »
When Sophie Tucker was 25 and just becoming a star, she reportedly brought down the house during a show called "Louisiana Lou." She did a dance spoof. It was 101 years ago, at the Walnut Street Theatre.
This just in, from the stage of "Flashdance: The Musical" at the Academy of Music: The three majestic rivers that define the spines of Pittsburgh do not swiftly flow from any force of nature. They flow because of the dancing. More »
Today, the latest photography innovation is something like Snapchat. We take photos so easily and so casually, a photo can be seen once and then disappear.
It's hard to imagine things back in 1839, when it took Joseph Saxton More »
"It's not about what we did out there. It's about what we did during the week. That jawn was pretty," said head football coach Edward Dunn of the Martin Luther King High Cougars after a 34-6 victory over Abraham Lincoln High More »
Republicans are warning that Democrats will regret their November 21 party-line vote to change rules of the U.S. Senate to permit confirmation of presidential appointees (except Supreme Court justices) by a simple majority More »
I'm writing down my recollection of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, not because my experience was in any way special, but because my experience was in many ways typical, and because most Americans alive today More »
I went to the Wawa with my husband to pick up a quart of milk. As we parked the car, we noticed a young man passed out and lying in front of the store.
"That guy's not doing too well," my husband said.
Each month, NewsWorks presents a story from a First Person Arts story slam. In this edition, Sean Carney, who was recently named "Best Storyteller in Philadelphia" in the 2013 First Person Arts Festival, has a story More »
It lived for more than four billion years in the fringes of the solar system before a passing star would change its destiny, sending it on a fatal course toward the sun.
Some thought Comet ISON would survive its close brush More »
Science fans will get our own special entertainment on Thanksgiving this year. In addition to the usual football and college basketball games, the afternoon will offer a comet slinging around the sun. Scientists are giving it More »
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is on an epic book tour: five months, 150 stops.
On Monday, Philadelphia hosted three of those stops: a tech breakfast with local executives, a pizza-side chat at First Round Capital and an More »
Farming in the hill country of northeast Thailand has its own set of challenges.
"Anything that's good for flatland farming will pretty much not work on a slope," said Alexander Moseson, an assistant teaching professor at More »
After a day of giving thanks followed by four days of shopping madness, the first Tuesday in December challenges us to give instead of buy. 2013 marks the second annual "Giving Tuesday," a movement towards a national day of More »
The Toms River Police Department has released photo comparisons before and after Superstorm Sandy cleanup.
The top photo was snapped immediately after the storm, while the bottom photo depicts the same area one year More »
Here's what to expect over the next few days (yes, there's some wintry weather in there depending on your location, but it's not "bread and milk" weather).
Today: Sun and clouds. Drizzle/shower chance tonight. Highs in More »