Published by the Delaware County Daily Times February 16, 2016 Pennsylvania government is broken. The latest Franklin and Marshall poll (January 2016) indicates that citizens have given Pennsylvania’s government its lowest confidence ratings in more than 20 years. Not surprisingly, this latest poll indicates that two-thirds of Pennsylvania citizens (67 percent) believe things in the […]Read more "Pennsylvania Government: A Study in Dysfunction!"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist August 15, 2015 It’s a story that most of us know nothing about. There was actually an army from Poland along with the allied armies of the USA, England, France and Canada in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, which marked […]Read more "Remembering Some World War II Polish Heroes"
Published by the Delaware County Daily Times January 8, 2014 By JOSEPH BATORY, Times Guest Columnist USA corporations regularly emphasize that their companies are driven by “quality performance.” In theory America’s business leaders are rewarded in proportion to their accomplishments for the company or corporation. Business roundtables of prominent executives have also even suggested that […]Read more "Corporate Privateers Running Amuck!"
(Published in the Review of the Center City Concerned Citizens, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2015) By Joseph Batory The oversized Pennsylvania State legislature. Pennsylvania has about 13 million people. But is it also has the largest full-time legislative body in the nation with 253 members. To put this in context, California with a population of 39 […]Read more "Pennsylvania Government: Not A Pretty Picture!"
Published in the the Center City Concerned Citizens Review October, 2015 By Joseph Batory It is a legend made famous by a host of Hollywood movies…..the Roman emperor Nero playing the fiddle while the city burned for six days in 64 AD. Nevertheless, that image of Nero with a fiddle lives on today amidst too […]Read more "A Nation Led by Fiddle Players!"
April 24, 2012 Published in the Delaware County Daily Times By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist (Above: Upper Darby High Schools magnificent 200+ voice choir performing with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in December of 2015) When school districts consider cutting music and art programs to save money, such action runs counter to an abundance of […]Read more "Cutting Music and Art Programs in Public Schools Makes No Sense!"
Published by the Delaware County Daily Times 3/20/2015 By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist Most people have no idea that among the many prestigious universities in Philadelphia, La Salle University is one of the city’s oldest. Indeed, this Christian Brothers gemstone of higher education in Philadelphia is now in its 152nd year of operation in […]Read more "La Salle University: A Philly Gemstone"
Published in the Delaware County (PA) Daily Times February 24, 2012 By JOSEPH P. BATORY Times Guest Columnist What Is The Best Way To Improve Education in America? Amidst the endless debate over improving education in the United States, one simple reality about “where the action really is” for educational improvement is not getting […]Read more "Pre-K Education: A Vital Need in the USA"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist December 10, 2015 Pennsylvania’s budget is now more than five months overdue. However, the Pennsylvania Society’s annual four day event, which few commonwealth citizens know anything about, will be held as scheduled this weekend in Manhattan. This is a blatant example of […]Read more "Pennsylvania Politicians Party in New York City Leaving State Priortities Unmet"
by Joseph Batory My first visit ever to Poland, the birthplace of my grandparents, two years ago far exceeded my expectations. I was truly amazed at the spirit and the resilience of the Polish people. In 1939, the Nazi invasion of Poland from the west was accompanied by the Soviet armies simultaneously invading from the […]Read more "A Matter of Polish Pride!"