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Fletcher McClellan

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So much for Pa.’s chance to play Democratic kingmaker in 2020 | Fletcher McClellan

By: - March 12, 2020

Once again, the traditional late date of Pennsylvania’s primary elections has cost the Keystone State influence in presidential politics.

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Will the voters who stayed home in 2016 turn out for Bernie Sanders in 2020? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - February 25, 2020

A potential Trump-Sanders matchup would provide voters with a choice between two visions of fundamental change.

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Trump was unshackled by Senate acquittal. The worst is yet to come | Fletcher McClellan

By: - February 11, 2020

Republican senators who voted to acquit Trump hoped that the president had learned a lesson from his impeachment ordeal. Unfortunately, he has.

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The one lesson from Democratic politics in 2019? No one knows what will happen in 2020 | Fletcher McClellan

By: - December 24, 2019

It was the year of the unexpected in Democratic Party politics. At the beginning of 2019, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by a former speaker whom pundits believed was out of touch, too liberal for some, and not liberal enough for others. By year’s end, after guiding her caucus to […]

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The Top 10 Pa. political stories of the decade | Fletcher McClellan

By: - December 10, 2019

Highs, lows and everything in between. The last 10 years of Pennsylvania politics put the best -- and worst -- that government has to offer, on show.

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Are we living in the age of woke capitalism? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - November 20, 2019

After decades of devotion to boosting shareholder value, it is good to know that CEOs are finally recognizing the needs of society.

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Scrap straight ticket voting? Better to stick with the devil you know | Fletcher McClellan

By: - October 30, 2019

It's the one thing that item could undo the benefits of an otherwise effective and badly needed voting reform package.

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Tuesday’s debate for Democrats: How to stay strong on impeachment – and score points on Biden | Fletcher McClellan

By: - October 15, 2019

Given the incompetence and corruption on display, we may yet see a new set ofdebates – among Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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After a smooth spring, can Wolf, GOP lawmakers keep the good vibrations rolling this fall? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - September 10, 2019

As the clock ticks down to the 2020 elections, you can probably expect the tensions to get ratcheted upward. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Will Pa. lawmakers move gun control from the third rail to the political fast track? | Fletcher McClellan

By: - August 21, 2019

Action in Washington and Harrisburg could save lives. Will this time will be different?

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For women seeking power in Harrisburg, look to Carson City | Fletcher McClellan

By: - July 30, 2019

If research on state legislatures is predictive, opportunities for increased female influence in Harrisburg should open up sooner than later.

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How the Dems’ ongoing debate over busing is moving us both backward — and forward | Fletcher McClellan

By: - July 10, 2019

The question arises: Who would young Kamala be more disappointed in today – Joe Biden or adult Kamala?