A military blimp made a daring escape from its Maryland-based prison this week before finally asking for, then receiving, asylum in Pennsylvania. The blimp’s newfound freedom was short-lived, however, as it was promptly shot. Pretty shoddy treatment for something that cost the taxpayers $275 million.
Hillary Clinton had a big week this week as Vice-President Joe Biden announced he would not run for the Big Chair. Also, somebody named Jim Webb announced he was dropping out of the race, thereby depriving the nation of a candidate who has actually killed someone. Then some guy named Lincoln something-or-another dropped out, too. Clear the field!
Because our headquarters happens to be in sunny Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we decided to open this week by pointing out that local leaders this week endorsed a transportation plan that will fund, among other things, the reconstruction of the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge that was swept away by flood waters in 1995. Once again, denizens of Dauphin County’s East Shore will have unfettered access to the West Shore. Contrary to rumors, green cards and/or passports will NOT be necessary for entry.
The U.S. House GOP this week was thrown into chaos when Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he would not be running for Speaker of the House. The move left current Speaker John Boehner feeling very much like Al Pacino in Godfather, Part III. He thought he was out; they pulled him back in.
With October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, you may start to see bits of pink popping up in unusual places (think, football cleats). In an effort to help improve the daily lives of those fighting cancer, Lyft is doing something more.
Two weeks after the Volkswagen emission test cheating scandal erupted, the company has taken several important steps toward redemption. Here we present our second installment in this real-time case study in crisis management.
The eastern seaboard is once again back to normal (if by “normal” you mean bracing for a potential Category 3 hurricane) after Pope Francis’ historic visit. Two of the most notable stories to emerge were courtesy of Congressman Bob Brady and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Brady availed himself of a little holy water when he Bogarted the Pope’s discarded water glass, and was subsequently charged $3.94 for said glass.
It has been a long time coming in some ways. We've all heard the expression about "herding cats," but Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been herding hummingbirds: all flying in differing directions and a few flocking together when it seems like a beneficial thing to do. Many would agree — even Democrats — that Boehner is a good man. However, when given the impossible task of leading the unleadable, what is he to do?