Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In 2024, serious presidential candidates need only apply | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - January 5, 2023

If Americans want a higher caliber White House nominee, it starts with fixing the nomination process.


America is at a turning point this midterm campaign season. The choice is critical | Opinion

BY: - October 4, 2022

Will we be a country that continues down the path of illiberal democracy? Or will we take back our democracy?


Back to normal? Nothing ever stays the same. We should accept that | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - March 10, 2022

It is time for us to move on because we clearly have work to do. 


Want common sense electoral reform? Legalize weekend voting | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - May 27, 2021

Of the 36 countries of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development , 27 hold elections on the weekend.


Here’s how to really make America great again in 2021 | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - January 3, 2021

In 2021, humility, compassion and support for humanity, and leading by example are virtues that can help make America great again.


The pandemic has prompted people to get involved in local affairs | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - August 11, 2020

Faced with a series of complicated and heartbreaking decisions brought on by the pandemic, more Americans are getting involved in local politics.


Three years and three reminders: Iran must free American citizen Xiyue Wang | Opinion

BY: - August 15, 2019

By Jonathan C. Rothermel This past Aug. 7 marked the three-year anniversary of the unjust detention of an American citizen in Iran. For most Americans, it’s just another day, but for Xiyue Wang and his family it is yet another year apart. Wang, a Princeton University doctoral student, had been gathering archival research for his […]


When we end the brain drain, we become the Keystone State again | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2019

It's time for Pennsylvania to think big -- and to make some bold moves.