Government & Politics

COMMENTARY

The way Pa. picks its judges is broken. But it’s still better than this GOP alternative | Opinion

BY: - May 29, 2019

To say that the elections are a farce probably understates the severity of the situation.

Pa. Rep. Scanlon: House Republicans have blocked ‘much needed’ disaster relief package

BY: - May 28, 2019

In addition to hurricane-ravaged regions, the aid would go to areas devastated by wildfires, flooding, and tornadoes across the country.

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t wade into fight over Pa. school’s bathroom policy for trans students

BY: - May 28, 2019

The Supreme Court decides to review only a tiny fraction of the thousands of the cases seeking appeal each year.

Rep. Fred Keller won a seat in Congress. Voters will pick his replacement on Aug. 20

BY: - May 28, 2019

House Speaker Mike Turzai's office announced the special election date on Tuesday.

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The best and worst states for military retirees – and where Pa. stacks up | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 28, 2019

What to expect when you're expecting to retire from the military

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This Michigan congressman is the rare Republican putting country over party | Dick Polman

BY: - May 27, 2019

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash won't genuflect before Donald Trump - and he couldn't care less.

COMMENTARY

A Memorial Day interview with one of America’s heroes | Opinion

BY: - May 27, 2019

The former Air Force general shared his thoughts with political science students at LaGrange College, in LaGrange, Ga.

COMMENTARY

It’s time to free our local governments from corporate rule. Here’s how that happens | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2019

It's time for the General Assembly to stop preempting local policies that would improve the lives of everyday Pennsylvanians.

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Gov. Wolf floats a new infrastructure funding plan | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 25, 2019

Once more, with feeling.

Doug Mastriano and Joe Pittman.

Representing a majority, elected by a minority: Low voter turnout persists in special state Senate elections

BY: - May 24, 2019

Paltry voter turnout Tuesday in a pair of special elections for the Pennsylvania state Senate means the Republican-controlled chamber will gain two new members who were voted into office by a sliver of their constituents. Only a quarter of registered voters in the Indiana County-based 41st District, and a scant 17 percent of voters in […]

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What is Memorial Day? Why do we celebrate it? The holiday’s forgotten history, explained | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2019

The annual commemoration was born in the former Confederate States in 1866 and adopted by the United States in 1868. It is a holiday in which the nation honors its military dead.