HOMESTEAD, Pennsylvania -- Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wants you to read 'Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality,' not because he wrote it, nor because they are men without flaws, but because of their roles in advancing civil rights for black people in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
And also ...Read more
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. -- Two Augusts ago, I joined Frank Siller a few miles from his quest to reach this Somerset County borough as part of his 537-mile tribute walk to all those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The walk started in Washington, D.C., and would end at Ground Zero in New York just in time for the 20th anniversary of the deadly ...Read more
TV host Mike Rowe said that eight years ago, he was switching the news channels on his television and saw several college students setting fire to the American flag and dancing around a pile of burning flags. They were telling reporters in interviews they were disgusted with Old Glory and "fearful" of the flag.
"It wasn't lost on me in the ...Read more
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania -- There are only a handful of counties in this country that can authentically claim their voting habits are bona fide bellwethers for elections in battleground states. Bucks County, a suburb near Philadelphia, is one of them.
What makes it so is the political diversity of voters that is split up into three distinct ...Read more
JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania -- Two months ago, 30,000 truckers at Yellow lost their jobs when one of the nation's oldest and largest trucking companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Last week, Convoy, the digital freight broker that was supposed to reinvent the wheel and disrupt the trucking industry in a positive way, also abruptly ...Read more
National Democrats, flush with cash and looking for a narrative showing their party can retake the South from a near 20-year Republican dominance, are pulling out all the stops to try to create a competitive Mississippi governors' race between incumbent Gov. Tate Reeves, R-Miss., and Democrat Brandon Presley.
In doing so, they want to make up...Read more
Mike Rowe has had one heck of a year, and it isn't even over yet.
Rowe, best known for hosting the Discovery Channel's long-running "Dirty Jobs," is also involved in shows called "The Story Behind The Story," "The Way I Heard It," "Somebody's Got to Do It," "How America Works" and "Six Degrees: A History Show For People Who Don't Love History...Read more
TOLEDO, Ohio -- At the heart of who the United Auto Workers union members are and what they want are three very American concepts: pride in their work, the ability to navigate an economy that is working against them, and a government strong-arming a prosperous and secure future away from them and their community.
As CNBC's Brian Sullivan said...Read more
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania -- On Sept. 29, 2020, Bethany Hallam, an Allegheny County elected official, posted that she was "SO excited to introduce the second round of badass elected officials for the #NoNakedBallots campaign!!!!" with four photos of Democratic women running for office who were entirely naked with the exception of words ...Read more
ERIE, Pennsylvania -- Two weeks ago, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman told CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour there is a peculiar disconnect between how the economy is doing and how the public is feeling about it.
Amanpour pressed him on why people weren't understanding that they are living in a "sunny economy." He had asserted that "...Read more
MANLIUS, New York -- When Charlie Prior's second-grade teacher asked his class to illustrate how their family spent their summer, the 7-year-old didn't hesitate to use the box of crayons in front of him to draw a picture of the fire tower his family climbed in the Adirondacks to overlook the mountain range in northeastern New York and the sun ...Read more
CLAIRTON, Pennsylvania -- The first steel plant located here along the Monongahela River just over 20 miles south of Pittsburgh was built in 1901. By 1903, the borough of Clairton formed around the industry, and by 1904, U.S. Steel acquired the plant from St. Clair Steel, and the industrial base of America began its reign here in Western ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Last Monday, Philip Ameris, president of the Laborers' District Council of Pennsylvania, was standing on Grant Street watching the members of his union march down the main thoroughfare of the annual Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade, the day's largest such celebration anywhere in the country, when he said he saw Pittsburgh Mayor Ed ...Read more