Former Lebanon School board member looks to become city’s first Hispanic mayor

BY: - November 1, 2021

Cesar Liriano, a native of the Dominican Republic, has been a city resident for 17 years .


Criminal justice reform is on the Nov. 2 ballot. What you need to know | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 26, 2021

It's not just judges. Prosecutors and sheriffs are on the ballot across Pennsylvania next week.


DNC, Planned Parenthood launch major Pa. blitz ahead of Nov. 2 election | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 22, 2021

A pair of six-figure buys are a reminder that there's no such thing as the off-season in U.S. politics.


Gun safety group Everytown launches $200K campaign in Erie Co. sheriff race | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 15, 2021

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When you think about high-stakes political campaigns in Pennsylvania politics, your thoughts usually don’t turn to county sheriff’s contests. Sure, there are exceptions, and some offices get overtaken by scandal (Yes, that’s you Philadelphia). In general, however, most voters would be hard-pressed to name their county sheriff, let alone explain the role […]


How a suburban Pa. school board race became a Trumpian battleground | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 14, 2021

A campaign mailer making the rounds of sleepy Camp Hill, Pa. is a microcosm of the broader culture wars shaping our politics 


The 2021 race for Pa. Supreme Court: The questions the candidates have to answer | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 28, 2021

Simply put, I don’t trust the Democrats and I am afraid of the Republicans. Here's how they can convince me and other skeptics.

Philly DA candidates Vega, Krasner go head to head as May 18 primary looms

BY: - May 13, 2021

The two candidates for Philadelphia's top prosecutor traded jabs on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk to police misconduct.


States, including Pa., pick judges very differently from U.S. Supreme Court appointments | Opinion

BY: - May 11, 2021

What can the politically fraught U.S. Supreme Court learn from the way that states select their judges?


How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America | Opinion

BY: - May 6, 2021

The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.

DOS: More than 741k Pa. voters have asked for mail-in ballots

BY: - May 3, 2021

According to the Department of State, 698,280 registered Pennsylvania voters have applied for a mail-in ballot and 43,602 voters have applied for an absentee ballot for a total of 741,882 ballot applications.

The Capital-Star’s 2021 Voters’ Guide: Everything you need to know about Pa.’s May 18 election

BY: - April 27, 2021

When they head to the polls on May 18, Pennsylvania voters will be making decisions that will impact them at ground level every day.

What you need to know about Pa.’s 2021 statewide judicial races

BY: - April 27, 2021

Registered Democrats and Republicans across the commonwealth will also have a vote to fill four open seats on all three of the state’s appellate courts.