Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Philadelphia lawyer turned political commentator, Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, best-selling author and weekly contributing columnist to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday Currents section.

The Michael Smerconish Program is heard exclusively on SiriusXM - POTUS Channel 124 from 9a–12p ET - re–airing again 6-9p ET. Michael is also the host of “Smerconish” on CNN each Saturday morning at 9am ET and 6pm ET.  

05/17/2015
Regardless of any human error, it didn't have to happen. That's the takeaway from the Amtrak Train 188 catastrophe. Even if evidence suggests that the engineer caused the train to travel 106 m.p.h. in a 50 m.p.h. zone, technology has existed for years that could have prevented this accident. But like so much of our needed infrastructure repairs, it'll be a day late and a dollar short.
 
High costs of underfunding rail and other needs
05/17/2015
Regardless of any human error, it didn't have to happen. That's the takeaway from the Amtrak Train 188 catastrophe. Even if evidence suggests that the engineer caused the train to travel 106 m.p.h. in a 50 m.p.h. zone, technology has existed for years that could have prevented this accident. But like so much of our needed infrastructure repairs, it'll be a day late and a dollar short.
 
High costs of underfunding rail and other needs
05/15/2015
The United States should spend at least an additional $150 billion a year on infrastructure through 2020 to meet its needs, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.
05/10/2015
'Mother's Day . . . a time for warm thoughts and fond memories, for expressing the feelings and words that often go unspoken." So begins the card manufactured by American Greetings that I mailed to my mother in celebration of today.
Smerconish's book club
A Q&A with Michael Smerconish - and former Gov. Ed Rendell.