When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office next Tuesday, he will be escorted by the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a unit that was formed in 1774 and fought battles during the Revolutionary War. This Presidential escort should be much easier than the time First Troop escorted General George Washington across the Delaware River.
President Obama this week addressed the nation one final time before he becomes a private citizen. Emotions ran high as our nation’s first black President exited the stage with the same class and grace with which he entered.
While Obama tended to his final days in the Oval Office, the U.S. Senate was busy laying the groundwork for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, arguably the President’s signature achievement. For the uninformed, the ACA is also known as “Obamacare,” a point that some Americans still do not yet seem to grasp. We have a feeling that will all become crystal clear really soon.
Back here in Pennsylvania, where we went from frozen tundra to sixty-five degrees overnight, the annual Farm Show extravaganza took place in Harrisburg. If you have never attended this agricultural soiree, you are missing out on some of the best food you will ever taste. If you are looking to count calories, however, these are definitely not the droids you are looking for. Pennsylvania: we fry our vegetables.
The Borough of State College has become the latest municipality to classify itself as a sanctuary city, which means it will join Philadelphia in the ranks of places that are in the crosshairs of the incoming Trump Administration. There is no word yet on whether or not a giant wall will be erected to seal off State College from the rest of Centre County.