Blogs by Month: 7 2009

Minimum Wage and the Economy

07.28.09 | Dr. Stephen Coleman | Comments[3]

Download MP3 Last Friday, workers in New York and Pennsylvania received a federally mandated minimum wage increase of ten cents an hour. This brought the minimum wage in both the Empire and Keystone States to $7.25 an hour. The ...

The Death of Michael Jackson

07.21.09 | Dr. Stephen Coleman | Comments[2]

Download MP3 On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died. Since then, there has been a lot of talk and a lot of news coverage about his life and death. Fair enough. To some, Jackson was the King of Pop. To others, he was a deeply ...

40 Years in the Final Frontier

07.20.09 | Comments[1]

40 years ago today, we put a man on the moon. I still have a hard time processing this feat-it was a time before the Age of Electronics, when the internet was but a dream and computers took up entire rooms. On that hot July evening four decades ...

God, Guns, and Small-Town America

07.14.09 | Dr. Stephen Coleman | Comments[0]

Download MP3 When Barack Obama was running for the presidency he alienated millions of Americans when he dismissively said that small town folks in states like Pennsylvania are bitter people who cling to religion and guns. His ...

Sotomayor and the Supreme Court

07.13.09 | Comments[0]

Will Sonia Sotomayor become the 9th justice on the Supreme Court? Time will only tell as we enter Day One of her confirmation hearings. I’m anticipating this to be a somewhat long confirmation process because of the racial bias that Judge ...

Courage and Independence

07.07.09 | Dr. Stephen Coleman | Comments[1]

Download MP3 Just this past Saturday, America celebrated its independence with rousing celebrations and displays of pyrotechnics across the Empire and Keystone States. So today I think it is appropriate and fitting to talk about ...