Pennsylvania's next governor could ban fracking all together. That governor could enact a more progressive income tax and shift funds from prisons to education; expand solar tax credits and attempt to enact local, community currencies. That governor could be a person who once walked from the United States' east coast to its west coast to write a book.
Meet Paul Glover. He's a former Temple professor residing in Northwest Philly who's interested in jumping into the mix on the Green Party ticket. Already an activist in Philadelphia, he tells me Green Party candidacies are still relevant in Pennsylvania, as a means to introduce new ideas.
I spoke with Glover about some of those plans and what he'd try to do as governor of Pennsylvania if he ever got the chance.
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US faces 'political problem' in tackling violent gun crime
On the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre and following a gun assault at a Colorado school, the US must confront the political problems that prevent gun crime from properly tackled, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein told RT.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings, in which 20 children and six school workers died. US President Barack Obama called for tighter gun control measures as he commemorated the day.
On Friday, a student opened fire at a high school in Centennial, Colorado, critically injuring a classmate before apparently taking his own life. The school is located down the road from the Aurora movie theater where a gunman went on a shooting spree in 2012, killing 12 people. It is also just 15 miles from Littleton - where two enrolled teenagers opened fire at Columbine High School in 1999, murdering 12 students and a teacher.