Commentary

SCOTUS Gerrymandering case: Roberts didn’t defend constitutional democracy | Bruce Ledewitz

Now that Roberts has removed every judicial restraint, even politicians who would like to do the right thing, will likely give in to the demands of their base. They will have no threat of lawsuits to hide behind.

Real election reform is difficult and painful. No wonder it’s been tough to get...

I remain committed to meaningful reform – real reform, not blue reform or red reform, purple reform.

Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish private health insurance. Uh Oh. | Dick Polman

Elizabeth Warren wowed the liberal base, but she may have teed up the GOP's top attack ad and rendered herself less electable.

The Supremes made the call on gerrymandering. The fix is up to the voters...

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the solution does not lie with federal judges.

So the thing about straight ticket voting is … | Editorial Cartoon

Lawmakers have passed a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting. Not everyone is thrilled about that.

How a GOP bill getting rid of straight-ticket voting will silence minority voters |...

When the Republican-controlled General Assembly in Harrisburg is frothing at the mouth to enact voter reform, it should give everyone in the state pause.After all, it was then-House Majority  Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, who...

Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria: How much power does that powerful image have?...

By Nicole Smith Dahmen and Paul SlovicWhen the Associated Press published Julia Le Duc’s photograph of a drowned Salvadoran man, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, it sparked outrage on...