For Shapiro, lawmakers a budget season full of surprises | Fletcher McClellan
A debate over school vouchers was a test of the Democratic governor's leadership style.
What was Trump’s motive for keeping those classified documents? | Fletcher McClellan
Here are four theories, ranging in intent from innocuous to devious.
The COVID emergency is over. What — if anything — did we learn? | Fletcher McClellan
Last week President Joe Biden announced the end of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, first declared by the administration of President Donald Trump in early 2020. Biden’s order – a Congressional mandate he signed into law in April – marks the beginning of a transition to regular health providers and insurance for COVID-19 […]
The time for dignity rights in Pennsylvania has come | Fletcher McClellan
Twenty-one states have constitutional or legal provisions that prohibit discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ+ status. Pa. is not one of them
Kamala Harris in Africa: High stakes for the U.S. and for her | Fletcher McClellan
Belatedly, Africa has become a major area of concern for the Biden administration.
Shapiro, his budget, and the politics of pragmatic progressivism | Fletcher McClellan
After years of performative politics, it was reassuring to hear a governor address the real issues facing real people.
Is this the worst job in Washington? | Fletcher McClellan
The news that Ronald Klain, White House Chief of Staff to President Joe Biden, is stepping down after two years in the job provides an occasion to examine the “second most powerful” position in the U.S. government.
The legislative leadership shuffles in Harrisburg and D.C: Will they matter? | Fletcher McClellan
Yes, the changes were historic. Will they result in changes in governance? That's an open question.
Let us now praise Tom Wolf, the political scientist who did good | Fletcher McClellan
The outgoing Democratic governor reestablished politics in Pennsylvania as the art of the possible.
The best — and worst of times — a tale of two Pa. transitions | Fletcher McClellan
The transition of power in the executive branch appears to be going off without a hitch. In the state House? Not so much.
Free Speech for Me, Not for Thee: Elon Musk’s Twitter folly | Fletcher McClellan
If Musk thinks free speech means only supporting right-wing populists, he'll learn some costly political lessons.
Biden, Congress should remake the judicial branch. Here’s how | Fletcher McClellan
Public trust in the judiciary has dipped precipitously in recent years. It's time to fix that.