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COMMENTARY

The Republican advantage: It’s easier to be against things than for them | Opinion

BY: - September 30, 2022

The against emphasis holds even when it is Republicans who most seek change.

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Being civil is a lost art – especially in politics. We need to get way better at it | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - September 30, 2022

Ever been asked by a plumber fixing your toilet what your politics are? I have. It's as awkward as you might think.

‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban

BY: - September 29, 2022

‘Who are you going to be?’ Kelsey Leigh, of Pittsburgh, asked lawmakers. ‘Will you sit in judgment of people who are pregnant without knowing them or their circumstances? Or will you listen … and be the compassion our country so desperately needs right now?’

F&M poll shows Oz gaining GOP favorability, while Shapiro maintains lead

BY: and - September 29, 2022

A new Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday shows the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania narrowing the gap against his Democratic opponent while the Democrat vying for governor maintains a steady lead.

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Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest

BY: - September 28, 2022

GOP lawmakers said they expect to keep the Hyde Amendment if they retake control after the midterms.

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Even with Inflation Reduction Act, regional greenhouse gas compact is an essential tool | Opinion

BY: - September 28, 2022

RGGI is a meaningful and necessary component of our state’s climate change efforts. Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support this kind of action on climate.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated his abortion ban should be charged with murder

BY: - September 28, 2022

The Republican gubernatorial candidate's comments were made in a radio interview.

What to know about mail-in voting ahead of Pa. Nov. 8 general election

BY: - September 27, 2022

Election Day is six weeks away, and mail-in ballots are already arriving for Pennsylvania voters ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

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Voters don’t like name-calling in politics. And it could backfire in the 2022 midterms | Opinion

BY: - September 27, 2022

The attacks grab headlines, but that doesn't mean that they actually work.

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction | Analysis

BY: - September 26, 2022

'This is totally unnecessary,' Jonathan Diaz, senior legal counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, said. 'There is no evidence or reason to suggest that ballot tabulators don't work'

From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey’s voting systems see repeated reforms since 2020

BY: - September 26, 2022

While New Jersey has been no stranger to election reforms in recent years, some have proven easier to enact than others.

Capital-Star Q&A: Lt. Gov. nominee Austin Davis aims to be ‘strong governing partner’ for Shapiro

BY: - September 26, 2022

Austin Davis, 32, is the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor on the ticket with gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro.  After working in Allegheny County government, Davis was elected in a special election to fill Allegheny County’s vacant 35th District state House seat in in 2018 and has been re-elected twice.  He entered the three-way Democratic primary […]