The political tone turned nastier and I didn’t identify with either Republicans or Democrats. The time for a third party that can broker consensus is long overdue. There have been many attempts since the beginning of our country, but the two major parties control the election laws, the ballot and the conversation.Robert Bucholz, the newly elected Judge of Election for the 5th Division in the 56th Ward of Philadelphia, discussing why he chose to join the Whig party—a party intended as one of compromise and consensus, something that hasn’t been in style since the 1840s. He’s the first Whig elected in Philly in 157 years.
Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney is such a huge fan of Sriracha that he sent a letter to the company encouraging them to move to Philadelphia, apparently because he thinks his city can handle watery eyes and breathing problems.
You cannot crowdsource a quality education for the students of Philadelphia. More importantly, you cannot crowdsource teachers and counselors. It is shameful to ask the parents, students, and teachers, who have already given up so much, to donate to the institution of public education. It is the job of the Mayor to get money from Governor Corbett who, by the way, is building 2 new prisons at the expense of $400 million. Additionally, Corbett is withholding the much needed $45 million in federal money owed to Philadelphia school system until more concessions can be won from the teacher’s union.Philadelphia Student Union, commenting on the new crowdsourcing campaign that is forcing Philly schools to fundraise for textbooks & other supplies.