Government & Politics

Republicans created their Trumpenstein monster. It’s up to them to do something about it...

Differences of opinion are to be welcomed.  But all views should share a common sense of decency.

Wedded miss: Why there’s still confusion around online-ordained ministers in Pennsylvania

Lori Prashker-Thomas presided over her first wedding in 2013.Friends in Salt Lake City, Utah were having a hard time finding a rabbi willing to officiate their same-sex marriage. They asked Prashker-Thomas, who is Jewish,...

One-party rule in 49 state legislatures is the single biggest argument for gerrymandering reform...

The majority of US state legislatures are controlled by Republicans because legislative districts are drawn to favor them. Voters are catching on, but change will be slow.

Republican lawmakers question 2020 deadline for voting machine replacements

The exchange came during a budget hearing before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee.

Pa., California economists duel over minimum wage hike’s impact on consumers

Two economics professors from California have pushed back on the use of their research by economists opposed to raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage during a state House hearing two weeks ago.During a Feb. 6 hearing...

‘His legacy lives on’: K. Leroy Irvis, Pennsylvania’s only black House speaker, remembered

K. Leroy Irvis is remembered as "the Lion of Pennsylvania" -- a civil rights champion, incorruptible force for good, and the commonwealth's first black state House speaker.Perhaps less noted is his great sense of...

Pa’s Dominican-Americans celebrate their own Independence Day

They gathered Tuesday in the state Capitol rotunda.

New Jersey just went to a $15/hr minimum wage. Here’s why Pa. could be...

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.Workers in the Garden State may have just given Pennsylvania lawmakers a glimpse of what they can expect as the debate over Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed minimum wage increase revs up as...

Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech teaches important lessons about today’s political polarization | Opinion

Lincoln didn’t claim that perfect equality could be achieved. But he saw broad commitments to the idea of equality as essential to the ongoing work of creating, as the Constitution puts it, a more perfect union – and a freer one for all.