At the end of Year One, can Joe Biden build back his presidency? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - January 20, 2022

Yes, things look bleak. But there are two, concrete steps Biden can take to salvage his presidency.


Democracy Impact Statements: A proposal for the Summit for Democracy | Opinion

BY: - December 9, 2021

Democracy is under assault. The statements would bring threats to the forefront and help identify solutions


Yellowstone might be the perfect political soap opera for our divided era | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2021

The Paramount Network show is a reflection and repudiation of Donald Trump's America


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.


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.


Yes, we should be teaching critical race theory in public schools | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 10, 2021

In short, there is no critical race theory crisis in our public schools. It’s entirely made up. Just like the Big Lies about election fraud in 2020.


Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2021

At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.


Once the beneficiaries of direct democracy, the GOP wants to kill it. Where should Pa. stand? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - June 8, 2021

The question should not be whether to restrict popular initiatives and referenda. Instead, how should such processes be adopted and perfected in Pa. and elsewhere?


Pa. voters limited Wolf’s emergency powers. No good deed goes unpunished | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - May 23, 2021

Republicans will waste no time attempting to close the door on Wolf’s current authority, but what if another pandemic, linked either to a coronavirus variant or a new disease, should arise?


Biden a transformational president? We’ve heard It before | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - April 30, 2021

We will know that Biden has reconstructed politics if the American public believes government can be a solution to and not the cause of the nation’s ills.


Yes, the politics of a Capitol riot commission are tough. But it’s work that needs to be done | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - April 14, 2021

If a 1/6 Commission is not established, it will signal that an organized effort to terrorize a branch of government for the purpose of overturning the legitimate election of a president is only a crime of political passion.


The U.S. Senate is where democracy goes to die. It’s time to get rid of the filibuster | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - March 5, 2021

It’s time to stop filibustering the filibuster. Only the few will mourn its passing.