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Today in Trump’s America

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On December 22, 2016
The official journal of the Trump administration is acting as responsibly as ever. A Jewish family has temporarily left its Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home, citing fear of retribution after coming under fire from conservative news outlets that blamed it for the cancellation of an elementary school production of “A Christmas Carol.” Speaking on condition of […]
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On September 6, 1869, the Avondale Colliery mine near Plymouth, Pennsylvania caught on fire, killing 110 workers. This disaster, one of the first major coal disasters in the United States, led to some of the nation’s first workplace safety laws, but ultimately, many thousands more workers would have to die before the nation took workplace […]
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Ban the Box

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On January 4, 2016
Good news from a Pennsylvania court. A court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck down a state law that imposed a lifetime ban from employment on as many as 200,000 people with criminal records in the state. A unanimous seven-judge panel ruled that part of the state’s Older Adult Protective Services Act was unconstitutional because it […]

Dying Steel Towns

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On November 7, 2015

The steel industry in the United States declined for reasons a bit more complicated than a lot of other industries. It wasn’t so much that steel manufacturers moved overseas so much as the U.S.

Travels with Erik

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On May 7, 2015

I might as well start a travel series here. I am on the road a lot. And I see a lot of weird things. And sometimes I visit weird things intentionally. I am presently in a small Pennsylvania town who&#

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