Government & Politics

Who you calling an ‘off-year’ election? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Is there any campaign cycle that gets less love than the dreaded off-year election? Pity it. It's in a year that's not divisible by two. As a rule, there aren't any high-glam...

Sooner – and probably not later – the time for legal weed in...

There are plenty of obstacles to legal weed in Pa. But it's impossible to put off the debate any longer.

Pa. voters will be working overtime in busy 2019 special election season | Analysis

We run down the off-year campaign cycle that doesn't feel like one. 

Pa. counties want safe and secure elections. The state needs to help make that...

Pennsylvania must break its historic cycle and find a different tomorrow, one where counties, the administration and the General Assembly work together to meet our state’s challenges.

Pennsylvania congressman warns of ‘radical’ and ‘socialist’ infiltration in fundraising pitch

Fresh off a successful re-election bid, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District, is making a play for voters' wallets by asking them to help him fight socialism. "We have self proclaimed Socialists serving in the...

Iraq War vet announces Republican candidacy for Tom Marino’s 12th Congressional District seat

A decorated Iraq War veteran said Tuesday that she'll seek the Republican nomination for ex-U.S. Tom Marino's 12th Congressional District seat. Stacy Garrity, of Athens, Pa., in Bradford County, served three deployments in the Middle...

Medicare for all? It’s not a matter of ‘whether’ we’ll have it, but ‘when’...

It is simply no longer viable or morally acceptable for millions of hard-working Americans to have to endure the fear and reality of being crushed by the worry of medical bills, debt, death and bankruptcy.

Beware the red menace … erm … or something | Tuesday Morning Coffee

Good Snowy Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. To hear President Donald Trump and some of our friends on the right tell it, socialists are the new American nightmare, lurking under every rock and crevice, copies of 'Das Kapital'...

On the agenda for Pennsylvania’s DSA-backed freshmen: small steps toward a larger progressive vision

Elizabeth Fiedler may be new to Harrisburg, but she’s well aware of the math equation that powers Pennsylvania’s capital. In the 253-member General Assembly, Republicans outnumber Democrats 110-91 in the House and 26-21 in the...

This is where Wolf’s budget rhetoric meets reality | Both Sides Now

By Nathan Benefield Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, seeking opportunity. Meanwhile, we literally can’t pay businesses enough to come here....