Gerow: Here's what to watch for in Trump's Supreme Court announcement | PennLive

We've heard this before: "Elections have consequences."

In fact, it was Barack Obama who most often trumpeted the adage before doing something he perceived as controversial. The consequences of elections are often most vividly seen in the impact on the judiciary, the third branch of our tripartite system of government.

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Gerow: This July 4, take a minute to read the Declaration that started it all | PennLive

The Fourth of July doesn't fall until mid-week this year, but celebrations of Independence Day have already begun in earnest. How many of the revelers heading to the shore or backyard barbecues will take a few minutes to reflect on the Declaration and what it took to win our independence?

How many will think about the 56 men who labored in Philadelphia in the hottest days of 1776 under conditions that one Founder said "a more merciful God would not allow"?

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