Altered pension bill would save PA $11 billion over long term, analysis finds
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent HARRISBURG, Pa. — Changes to a pension reform bill poised to reach Gov. Tom Wolf this week might alleviate some…
City has ‘no idea’ how Philadelphia schools spend its taxes
By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org The Philadelphia City Council gives schools millions in taxpayer dollars, but where does it go? CASH VAULT: City…
Victims In US and Australia Speak Out: Fracking Kills Dogs, Poisons Water and Causes Childhood Diseases
As the UK Government plots to fast-track fracking, activists in the USA and Australia talk about how the practice has destroyed lives, communities…
Rome March Celebrate Pope’s Call for Urgent Climate Action
  People of faith, civil society groups, and communities affected by climate change marched together in Rome Sunday Jun. 28 to express gratitude to…
Steve Goodier – Follow Your Stars
“Learn to say no,” said Charles Spurgeon. “It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.” One educator used to say that no…
Africa: When There’s Meaning in Mathematical Mistakes
[The Conversation Africa] What if instead of dismissing wrong answers as a sign of failure, maths teachers tried to understand how their pupils came…
Kenya: Kenya, Somalia in Talks to End Border Row Out of UN Court
[Shabelle] Kenya and Somalia are seeking an out-of-court settlement over the long-running border dispute linked to lucrative oil and gas reserves in…
Merkel says unaware of new European offer to Greece
Asked whether she was aware of a last-minute offer to Greece from European Commission, Merkel responded: "All I know is that the last offer from the…
Burundi claims 70 percent voter turnout in Monday polls
Despite wideranging calls for boycott Burundi's electoral comission claims 70 percent…
YVONNE CAMPBELL: Shame live exporters
Plenty of others agree with me, it seems, andnot just in this country. A quick internet search reveals protests against Australia’s live export…
Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport
Here's something you see all too rarely -- not because the government's civil asset forfeiture programs aren't routinely abused -- but because it's a…
Love of Power Wins — Now the Yezhovschina Can Begin
The Secret Police in Orwell*s dystopian society were employed by the Ministry of Love. In that ironic designation we find the genuine meaning of the…