In PA, Women Are Paid 79 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Men

(Popartic Shutterstock)

(Popartic Shutterstock)

Hillary Clinton has put the wage gap between men and women at the forefront of the her economic policy — and made it a hot-button issue in the 2016 presidential election. It’s got many people wondering: Why should a woman doing the same job be paid less than a man?

new study by the National Partnership for Women & Families finds that women in Pennsylvania are paid 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. That puts the state right on par with the national average. Read more »

What Everyone Is Avoiding Saying About Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

Like everybody else, I’ve been reading way too much about Hillary Clinton’s emails. I’ve read that her use of a private in-house server violated federal law. I’ve read that her use of the server didn’t violate federal law. I’ve read that her using that server is a big-ass scandal. I’ve read that it wasn’t a big-ass scandal. I’ve read that she had information in those emails that was classified, and that she didn’t have information in those emails that was classified — at the time. Frankly, the whole mess makes my head spin.

Why does it make my head spin? Because I’m a Technically Challenged Person (TCP), and technology perplexes me.

I’m the person you don’t want to ask to take a picture of your family with your iPhone, because I’m the person who keeps seeing pictures of my own face on the screen of my iPhone when I’m trying to take pictures of my son’s football game. And I’m not alone. There’s a substantial subset of Americans who get very, very flustered when they can’t get the remote control to make the TV set come on. It’s been my experience that the children and spouses of people with this condition will rush to their aid and perform the necessary technical operations themselves, rather than patiently walking the TCP through it, because a) it stops the screaming so much sooner; and b) trying to walk a TCP through it is a waste of time. Read more »

Poll: Joe Biden Passes Bernie Sanders, Gains on Hillary Clinton


A new Monmouth University poll shows that still-not-a-candidate Joe Biden is gaining momentum, having passed (democratic) socialist Bernie Sanders and gained ground on problem emailer Hillary Clinton among voters who are registered or lean Democrat.

Of 339 respondents, 22% said they would back Veep, former Delaware Senator, son of Scranton Biden if the 2016 election were held today — up from just 12% a month ago. (FWIW, he scored 16% in this measure back in April when his nascent candidacy was extremely nascent.) While Sanders was eclipsed by Biden — granted, in a poll with a 5.3% margin of error — his support has also trended upward; his 20% support is up from 16% last month. The big “loser” here, of course, is Clinton, whose numbers ticked down from 52% to 42%. Read more »

Biden Pondering Presidential Run


Vice President Joe Biden — the Scranton native and former longtime U.S. Senator from Delaware — is pondering a late entry into the 2016 presidential race, multiple reports say.

“Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday in his residence at the Naval Observatory, CNN has learned, another sign he is seriously deciding whether to jump into the Democratic presidential race,” CNN reports. “Warren and Biden discussed economic policy during a meeting that lasted about two hours, a person familiar with the discussion told CNN, adding that the presidential campaign or Biden’s future was not a particular focus of the discussion.” Read more »

BizFeed: American Airlines Workers Allege Racism, Safety Hazards

1. American Airlines and US Airways Under Investigation

The News: Eighty airline workers from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. say American Airlines and US Airways managers “routinely use racial slurs,” and “deny minority workers perks and training,” according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

They’re also accused of purposely delaying or botching repairs, leaving employees “petrified” to use certain equipment. The allegations were outlined in complaint filed with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Daily News said. American Airlines and US Airways merged in 2013, and have a big presence at the Philadelphia International Airport. Read more »

Hillary Clinton vs. Uber and the Sharing Economy

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Hillary Clinton has put Uber, Airbnb and the sharing economy in her crosshairs as she runs for president.

In a speech laying out her economic agenda on Monday, Clinton acknowledged that “many Americans are making extra money renting out a spare room,” or even “driving their own car.” But, she cautioned that it’s “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.” Read more »

Yaaas, Hillary!: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Goes Super Gay

You, too, can own this "Yaaas, Hillary!" t-shirt. From Hillary for America Shop.

You, too, can own this “Yaaas, Hillary!” t-shirt. From Hillary for America Shop.

We reported a while back on the “Bottoms for Hillary” movement, but the official Clinton campaign has come up with a series of LGBTQ products that have us screaming “Yaaas!”

My favorite has got to be the “Yaaas, Hillary!” yellow t-shirt, featuring an old-school yearbook photo of Clinton, but it isn’t the only piece of merchandise available in the Hillary for America Pride Shop. Take a look at the assortment of really cool products below:

Head on over to the official Hillary Clinton store to pick up some of this fabulousness, and, on a more serious note, when the time comes, do NOT forget to vote.

BizFeed: Hillary Clinton Joins LinkedIn

Hillary's resume is better than yours.

Hillary’s resume is better than yours.

1. Hillary Clinton Joins LinkedIn

The News: Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has joined LinkedIn. Her summary section is obviously pretty impressive:

Wife, mother, grandmother, women and kids advocate, FLOTUS, FLOAR, Senator, Secretary of State, dog person, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate.

(Weirdly, President Barack Obama joined Twitter just a few days ago. Coincidence?)

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What I Learned at The Women in the World Summit

Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit.

Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit.

Yeonmi Park was 13 when she and her mother escaped North Korea, but their battles were far from over: Once they reached China, her mother was repeatedly raped in front of her eyes, and both women endured brutal mental and physical anguish, ranging from having to submit to sexual encounters to hunger.

As Ms. Park eloquently told her story at the 2015 Women in the World Summit at New York City’s David Koch Theatre, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house—male or female—as she tearfully proclaimed, “For the first time in my life, I own me, I own myself.”

I received a last-minute invitation to attend the Thursday portion of the three-day summit as a seat filler from a casting agency. Sure, the list of headliners enticed me to take them up on their offer: Hillary Clinton, Ashley Judd, Barbra Streisand, and Katie Couric were all scheduled to speak. But still, the question remained: What would I, a young gay man, get out of attending a women’s conference? I quickly learned the answer: a lot. The issues and innovation discussed at the summit showed how gender and sexuality aside, we’ve all got a lot to learn about equality, and there are remarkable individuals making huge strides to help people across the globe. Read more »

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