Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Durham Report shows why we don’t want the FBI involved in politics | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 1, 2023

Overreach by the government should not be ignored, even if the victim is Donald Trump.


The Pgh synagogue shooting case should’ve been heard in Pa. court | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - May 3, 2023

Federal jurisdiction over this case introduces enormous complications, both practical and legal.


With Pa’s highest court depleted, Shapiro, GOP Senate leaders let voters down | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - April 10, 2023

The Pennsylvania Constitution is very clear as to what should happen when there is a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.


What bad decisions by Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom have in common | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 23, 2023

We're citizens -- not subjects. The two governors ignored that fact in their unconstitutional haste to punish two corporations.

Then-President Jimmy Carter came to Kansas for a 1978 rally featuring John Carlin, a candidate for governor, and Senate candidate Bill Roy. (Submitted by John Carlin)

The Panama Canal Treaties were Carter’s biggest foreign policy win | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 9, 2023

They were not only Carter’s greatest achievement, they were a great achievement of a very different America.


What both sides of the abortion fight can learn from Antonin Scalia | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 21, 2023

Both sides are committing a political error by trying to nationalize the issue again, this time in Congress

Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

By any measure, liberal democracy is superior. Here’s why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 7, 2023

The lead article in the latest edition of Harper’s Magazine is a four-way discussion of the topic, “Is Liberalism Worth Saving?” The forum presents a broad array of American elite opinion: Patrick Deneen, a post-liberal right-wing critic; Francis Fukuyama, a mainstream left-liberal who once called our system the end of history; Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, a […]

Dart board with selective focus

If I were a betting man: Some predictions for the year we have left | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 25, 2023

Predictions are difficult, especially, as Yogi Berra might have said, about the future.


On Pope Benedict, science, faith, and his legacy | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 10, 2023

The most conservative of popes showed a surprising openness to dialogue.


Do all dogs go to Heaven? How our secular culture views death | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 28, 2022

Americans seem to want the promises and benefits of religion without the rigors of belief and faith.


The one good thing about the independent state legislature theory | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 16, 2022

The doctrine, for all its faults, would protect the public from judicial partisanship.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Why the courts should stop Philly DA Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 7, 2022

The effort to remove Krasner is a recall masquerading as an impeachment. And Pa., unlike other states, doesn't have recall.