The Senate turned its back on victims whose lives were ruined by the crimes of hundreds of priests and the Catholic Church, which ran out the clock on the statute of limitations so it could hold onto its fortune and reputation.
Universities and hospitals in Philadelphia could increase their positive impact on the city and set an important example of leadership by joining city government and Amazon in committing to a minimum wage of $15-an-hour for employees and contractors.
On Nov. 6, voters have a chance to elect candidates who are committed to fight global warming. One-third of the Senate, including seats in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and all 435 House seats are up this year. If you're not sure how to vote, just click on www.opensecrets.org and see which candidates are taking money from polluters.
The Kavanaugh confirmation process has prompted a wider scrutiny of the court, raising questions about the makeup and the process of installing justices – from the length of tenure to the number of justices serving on the bench.
This effort to ease the effects of a warming planet may seem small considering the global threat but they are essential in a time when the federal government has chosen to support the fossil fuel industry instead of research and innovation technologies.