american-politics

State redistricting efforts are stumbling amidst familiar partisan infighting | Analysis

BY: - October 21, 2021

Throughout the U.S., the bitter debates over the results of the 2020 presidential election are getting replayed in redistricting battles.

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Biden’s SCOTUS commission is more symbol than substance | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - October 21, 2021

Presidential commissions usually pursue reform. This one stands out because it wants to stop major changes to the nation’s highest court.

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America is aging rapidly. Our policies need to keep pace | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 21, 2021

In many ways, Pa. is a laboratory for what the rest of the country is beginning to experience as its population ages.

At home in Scranton, facing a fight in D.C., Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda

BY: - October 20, 2021

'This has been declared dead on arrival from the moment I introduced it,' Biden said. 'But I think we’re going to surprise them because I think people are beginning to figure out what’s at stake.'

Ahead of Hershey show: Bill Maher talks Pa.’s U.S. Senate race, insurrection, and teaching civics

BY: - October 19, 2021

'People want nothing too extreme on either side. They want what’s do-able,' the veteran comedian said ahead of a show in Dauphin County next month.

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Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]

How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

BY: - October 14, 2021

The case has implications for Pa., where abortion rights are a key issue in the 2022 race for governor

In Pa. visit, Jill Biden asks Allentown’s Hispanics to put faith in husband to deliver on promises

BY: - October 13, 2021

'I want to tell you there is hope,' Biden said during a visit to The Learning Hub, a Head Start facility located in Center City Allentown. 'That’s why we are fighting for this infrastructure plan.'

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No, Joe Biden and the Dems are not collapsing | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 13, 2021

There are no easy answers to these problems. Nor is any president who honestly tries to address them going run up great polling numbers

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Here’s the cost of not spending $3.5T to transform Americans’ lives | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 10, 2021

Yes, it's expensive. But inaction on climate change, education will cost us far more.

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How four songs about time explain our current politics and what’s at stake | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - October 5, 2021

Much of our politics and government is framed, even forced by time, whether it is a legal or self-imposed deadline.

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How Biden stacks up to past presidents who withdrew from conflicts | John A. Tures

BY: - October 3, 2021

When Americans soured on Afghanistan And what the polls say about the U.S. withdrawal.