Seizing the Moment, Obama’s Inaugural Address

Listening to the 2nd Inaugural address delivered by President Obama and the whole pageantry of the occasion, I was struck by two themes; we the people and fairness. His theme of “we the people’ included the issues of; keeping the promise of social security, medicare and medicaid; responding to global climate change; fairness in how we somehow respond to wage and income differences, gender, equality and immigration. For readers, here is the full, actual text of this speech. And thank your for inviting Myrlie Evers to speak. That was a treat. Continue reading “Seizing the Moment, Obama’s Inaugural Address”

Revisiting Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania

In 2003, this report found that the economic future of a major rust belt state depended upon revitalizing its demographic mix and curbing some of the nation’s most radical patterns of sprawl and abandonment.
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