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Progressives make gains in Pa.’s biggest counties – despite establishment Dems | Michael Coard

BY: - June 2, 2023

In Philly and Allegheny County, progressives seized the moment on Primary Day. We're here to stay.

DePasquale launches bid for Pa. attorney general

BY: - June 1, 2023

Eugene DePasquale has formally launched a bid for Pennsylvania attorney general, becoming the first candidate to enter the field for the state’s top prosecutor.

Dems hit Pa.’s Perry, Fitzpatrick over debt ceiling vote, vets funding | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 30, 2023

A U.S. House vote on a debt ceiling bill could come as soon as Wednesday.


Tying mandatory military service to voting goes against the spirit of Memorial Day | John A. Tures

BY: - May 28, 2023

Republicans already have problems with younger voters. The plan by an outsider GOP presidential hopeful will make it even worse.


Mastriano’s good news/bad news U.S. Senate announcement | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 27, 2023

Did the Franklin County Republican leave the door open to a U.S. Senate run in 2024? Based on his remarks this week, it sounded that way.


We’re Pa. college students. Let’s fix the broken primary system we’re inheriting | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2023

College-aged voters register as unaffiliated voters at disproportionate levels. But we're shut out of the primaries.

Allegheny Co. DA Zappala nabs enough write-in votes to appear on GOP ballot in the fall

BY: - May 23, 2023

If he accepts the nomination, Zappala would face Democratic nominee Matt Dugan in a rematch of the primary.

Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. House Speaker McClinton: DelCo special election win endorses Dems’ agenda

BY: - May 22, 2023

'It is clear that Pennsylvanians believe in our agenda and our ability to get things done,' McClinton, D-Philadelphia, said.

In W. Pa., a progressive wave washed away the competition. How they did it and what it means

BY: - May 21, 2023

If government doesn't reflect the people, 'it’s our duty to change that,' Democratic Allegheny Co. Executive nominee Sara Innamorato said.

GOV Lead Map 2022

Inside Josh Shapiro’s 2022 landslide — and what it means for 2024 | Analysis

BY: - May 21, 2023

The Montgomery County pol showed it's possible for Democrats to win back working class voters.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

Want more Pa. Black voters to vote progressive? Here’s how | Michael Coard

BY: - May 21, 2023

It starts with Black voters taking charge of their own progressive movement - and white progressives not being so paternalistic.

4 important reads from the 2023 Pa. primary election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 20, 2023

Looking for a recap of the results from Tuesday's primary election?