Conservative editorial boards, boards that have never taken a position, and the expected moderate and liberal standards are taking positions in the presidential race. A bunch are calling for a Clinton presidency. Unsurprisingly, there’s a landslide against Trump. That last point is important. Some in the media and principled conservatives failed to cover Trump in substance this year. They played into … More People don’t want a president with a “stunning lack of human decency, empathy and respect.”
My name is Peter Buckland and I’m a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. On December 23, 1776, Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Today, when we are changing our climate, when racial injustice and massive disparity between the haves and have-nots is rampant, I think we can all agree, the times are … More My words for the #ClimateRevolution
Today is Constitution Day. Folks at Penn State are reflecting on the space between the First and Second Amendments today. We are also holding a vigil for the 20th anniversary of the HUB shooting. This past spring I began serving my four-year term as a supervisor in Ferguson Township. We are the five-person legislative body that … More That Space Between the First and Second Amendment
[Updated today, 9.12.2016, in light of recent reports about the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Alt-Right folks supporting Trump.] “Love is understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. When it becomes a great and powerful love, it becomes a demanding love which demands justice. It becomes a love which says in substance, ‘You are your brother’s keeper. … More Is resisting Donald Trump our lunch counter sit-in moment? Would you join us?
40% carbon reduction in emissions below 1990 levels? That is a bold step from California, the state known for bold environmental steps. Two bills Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week will broadly impact the economy for at least the next 14 years and bring the world’s sixth largest economy that much closer to doing their … More Rhetoric as dry as the drought-stricken ground
Today I heard Bob Inglis speak at the Penn State Forum. It was thought-provoking and inspiring. As I’ve written before, Bob Inglis fell from his reddest-of-the-red congressional seat in 2010. He fell in some part because of his views on climate change and energy. As an ultra-conservative, his bona fides had been unquestioned. But with the rise … More @BobInglis, the climate and energy champion from the reddest district in the reddest state.
Update on 10.27.2016 “But there is a part of me–call it naive, if you like–that can’t help but believe that somewhere out there in America, all but drowned out by the din, is a native strain of reason that could be cultivated, a peculiarly American kind of common sense and courage that would give us … More American common sense and courage in the face of climate change