Opinion contributor Mark O'Keefe, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the former editorial page editor of the Herald-Standard of Uniontown. His work appears biweekly on the Capital-Star's Commentary Page.
Trump has polling trouble in Pa. But it’s a long time ’til Election Day | Mark O’Keefe
By: Mark O'Keefe - August 23, 2019
No matter what the polls say, though, we won't know whether Trump can win Pennsylvania again until Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 when the country holds its next presidential election.
For Biden and the Pa. primary, timing is everything | Mark O’Keefe
By: Mark O'Keefe - August 13, 2019
Some type of grassroots support will be needed to move up the primary and that seems unlikely at this point.
The high cost of the Pa. Turnpike is taking a toll on all of us. Lawmakers should approve this plan for relief | Opinion
By: Mark O'Keefe - August 7, 2019
To the surprise of no one and the disgust of everyone, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently announced that it will raise tolls by 6 percent, effective Jan. 5, 2020. After raising tolls only five times during the first 64 years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s existence, tolls will now be raised for a 12th straight year. As […]