No, Donald Trump wasn’t convicted and removed from office. But here’s why impeachment worked | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 13, 2020

Impeachment was necessary in order to protect the Constitution and will eventually be seen as politicly astute.

Pa.’s Toomey, Casey split on Trump impeachment acquittal

BY: - February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has survived impeachment, but he didn’t emerge unscathed.  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on charges that he abused his power by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. presidential election and then obstructed a congressional investigation into his actions.  The vote was almost entirely partisan, but […]


After witness vote, a Senate only Caligula could love | John L. Micek

BY: - February 2, 2020

Legend has it that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. It's both an untruth and historical anachronism. But for a Republican Senate supine in the face of the power of the princeps, it's an object lesson and a warning.

Pa. Rep. Scanlon, unfazed by an unusually eventful first term, seeks another 

BY: - February 2, 2020

A presidential impeachment, a government shutdown, and the threat of a foreign war. All three used to be considered once-in-a-generation events. For U.S. Rep.  Mary Gay Scanlon, they’re just the highlights of her first term.    Scanlon launched her re-election campaign on Saturday with a tour that included stops in all three counties that make up […]

Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split on Senate vote rejecting impeachment witnesses

BY: and - January 31, 2020

Pennsylvania's two United States senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican, Pat Toomey, each voted with their respective caucuses.


Pa. ACLU asks Supreme Court to tell Philly to stop jailing people who can’t afford cash bail | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 31, 2020

"When a person is detained, even if only a few days, they can lose their job, access to vital medical care, an apartment or house, and even their children," advocates wrote.

Pa.’s Toomey says he’s ‘very skeptical’ Trump impeachment witnesses would change his mind, report

BY: - January 29, 2020

The report comes as pressure grows for witness testimony, and as senators were expected to begin questioning lawyers on both sides.


It’s nearly ‘High Noon’ in the U.S. Senate. Is there a hero who will step up to stop Trump? | Opinion

BY: - January 28, 2020

Hollywood's Old West was filled with heroes. In Donald Trump's GOP, heroes are in short supply. But a reckoning is coming for Republicans.


In a real U.S. Senate, there’d be a fair impeachment trial. Pat Toomey isn’t serving in that one | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 20, 2019

The Pa. Republican called for witnesses and other judicial ephemera for the Senate show trial of President Donald Trump. Mitch McConnell isn't interested.