In Philly, 2020 Dems make their pitch to union workers

BY: - September 18, 2019

The pitch to working voters underscored the importance of Pennsylvnaia as a must-win state for Democrats in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Elizabeth Warren is a ‘hypocrite’ on campaign cash, ex-Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell charges in Washington Post op-ed

BY: - September 12, 2019

The former Pennsylvania governor's attack on his fellow Democrat briefly made him a trending topic on Twitter ahead of Thursday's Democratic debate.


Has Trump lowered the bar for Biden’s serial gaffes? | Dick Polman

BY: - September 9, 2019

Has Trump - with his documented 12,000 lies - lowered the bar so that Biden's falsehoods should be deemed no big deal? That's the question facing Democrats.


Why the Dems’ path to the White House will run through Erie in 2020 | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - August 28, 2019

To retake the White House, Democrats must create a diverse working-class coalition that appeals to people from all backgrounds

That Scranton thing: Biden holds commanding Pa. fundraising lead

BY: - August 12, 2019

Recently filed Federal Election Commission reports paint a vivid picture of the campaign cash flowing out of Pennsylvanians' pockets and into the warchests of the 2020 primary field.

Biden and Warren lead Pa. Democratic primary voters in new Franklin & Marshall poll

BY: - August 8, 2019

The former VP has consistently led polls of Pennsylvania's Democratic voters.


How the Dems’ ongoing debate over busing is moving us both backward — and forward | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 10, 2019

The question arises: Who would young Kamala be more disappointed in today – Joe Biden or adult Kamala?


Kamala Harris was right: Biden was wrong about busing. Here’s why | John L. Micek

BY: - July 2, 2019

When Ted Little and I met for the first time, we were both eight years old, in the third grade and sitting a few desks apart from each other in math class. He was new – one of the young black kids who was bused into my little hometown in northwestern Connecticut every morning from […]


Shut up and play the hits: Trump stuck to 2016 standards in re-election kick-off. Will Pa. listen in 2020?

BY: - June 20, 2019

A keystone once again, it's far from clear that Donald Trump has Pennsylvania locked up.


Who’s going to win the Democratic debates? That’s … debatable | Terry Madonna and Michael Young

BY: - June 19, 2019

Expect the unexpected - including some surprising polling bumps for candidates you might not have thought of


In defense of Joe Biden’s switcheroo on the Hyde Amendment | Dick Polman

BY: - June 17, 2019

By Dick Polman H. L. Mencken, the famed crusty commentator, said one century ago: “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears on the ground.” I thought of that quip the other day when former Vice President Joe Biden magically declared that he supports federal Medicaid funding […]

Facing attacks from Trump, Biden defends his commitment to Pennsylvania

BY: - May 22, 2019

An early leader in most 2020 Democratic presidential primary polls, Biden took to Twitter to fire back that Trump "doesn't understand the struggles working folks go through."