John Cole

John Cole


Doug Mastriano’s primary win, explained | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 21, 2022

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, who trafficked in baseless claims of election fraud has won the GOP’s gubernatorial nomination.


Thanksgiving is early for Pa. voters: A brief halt to campaign ads | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 14, 2022

The May 17 primary has one thing going for it: A temporary end to campaign commercials.


Not the election reform we had in mind | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 7, 2022

More than half of the respondents to a new poll say they’re dissatisfied with the way the state conducts its elections.


Meet the chairperson of the U.S. House Freedom (From Reality) Caucus | Editorial Cartoon

By: - April 30, 2022

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry played a “key” role in efforts to topple the 2020 election results, and pushed to get the country’s top intelligence official to investigate baseless conspiracy theories, according to a newly published report.


The Pa. GOP: Bravely conquering one solution in search of a problem at a time | Editorial

By: - April 2, 2022

In the name of placating the base in an election year, Pennsylvania Republicans are ignoring the real challenges facing Keystone State residents.


The good news about charter school funding | John Cole

By: - March 19, 2022

This week, Republican-controlled committees voted to reject Wolf administration-authored regulations seeking to reform charter schools.


Putin rebuilds the Iron Curtain | Editorial Cartoon

By: - March 12, 2022

As the war in Ukraine drags into its third week, the Russian leader's ambitions are becoming more clear all the time.


The core of the problem for Pa.’s teachers | Editorial Cartoon

By: - February 26, 2022

Exhausted by the pandemic and culture wars in the school board room, Pa. has a teacher retention problem. Paying them better is a first step to fixing it.


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Pa. budget sweet and sour hearts | Editorial Cartoon

By: - February 12, 2022

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has rolled out his eighth and final budget. It's $43.7 billion. Will Republicans be his Valentine this year?