Fletcher McClellan


How four songs about time explain our current politics and what’s at stake | Fletcher McClellan

By: - October 5, 2021

Much of our politics and government is framed, even forced by time, whether it is a legal or self-imposed deadline.


Constitution Day 2021: What Would James Madison Think? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - September 17, 2021

The future President of the United States is credited with drafting the Virginia Plan, which became the blueprint from which the delegates worked. Madison advocated a strong national government with independent powers, more than what it was granted under the nation’s first constitution, the Articles of Confederation.


Johnson had Vietnam. Bush had Iraq. Biden has Afghanistan | Fletcher McClellan

By: - August 25, 2021

The Afghanistan fiasco coincides with other events that signal the return of polarized politics-as-usual


Yes, we should be teaching critical race theory in public schools | Fletcher McClellan

By: - August 10, 2021

In short, there is no critical race theory crisis in our public schools. It’s entirely made up. Just like the Big Lies about election fraud in 2020.


State governments are flush with stimulus cash. Is that a blessing — or a curse? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - July 14, 2021

Pennsylvania is sitting on $5 billion in federal stimulus money. Other states are taking a different approach.


The University of All of Them: PASSHE merger mania is on the fast track | Fletcher McClellan

By: - June 25, 2021

Though it appears the fix is in, many questions about PASSHE system redesign still remain.


Once the beneficiaries of direct democracy, the GOP wants to kill it. Where should Pa. stand? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - June 8, 2021

The question should not be whether to restrict popular initiatives and referenda. Instead, how should such processes be adopted and perfected in Pa. and elsewhere?


Pa. voters limited Wolf’s emergency powers. No good deed goes unpunished | Fletcher McClellan

By: - May 23, 2021

Republicans will waste no time attempting to close the door on Wolf’s current authority, but what if another pandemic, linked either to a coronavirus variant or a new disease, should arise?


Biden a transformational president? We’ve heard It before | Fletcher McClellan

By: - April 30, 2021

We will know that Biden has reconstructed politics if the American public believes government can be a solution to and not the cause of the nation’s ills.


Yes, the politics of a Capitol riot commission are tough. But it’s work that needs to be done | Fletcher McClellan

By: - April 14, 2021

If a 1/6 Commission is not established, it will signal that an organized effort to terrorize a branch of government for the purpose of overturning the legitimate election of a president is only a crime of political passion.


Biden as the Anti-Obama: I didn’t see that one coming | Fletcher McClellan

By: - March 19, 2021

One of the major goals of the Trump presidency, if not the number one aim, was erasure of the legacy of President Barack Obama. Whether the topic was the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Affordable Care Act, civil rights for LGBTQ citizens, or immigration reform, the standing policy rule in the Trump […]


The U.S. Senate is where democracy goes to die. It’s time to get rid of the filibuster | Fletcher McClellan

By: - March 5, 2021

It’s time to stop filibustering the filibuster. Only the few will mourn its passing.