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The return of work requirements: The GOP gets its Herbert Hoover on | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 12, 2021

Can we just declare the blue collar charade over, already?

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While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’ | John L. Micek

BY: - April 8, 2021

New polling shows voters support Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, Republicans wage pointless culture wars and focus on voter suppression.

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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.

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We have to defeat the myth of the stolen election. We risk destroying our democracy if we don’t | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 24, 2021

The Nazis used the myth that the Germany had been 'stabbed in the back' during World War I to destroy the Weimar Republic. We risk a similar fate if we don't act now.

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Divided Biden stands, united he falls | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - February 5, 2021

President Joe Biden and Congressional Republicans each have very different definitions of unity. Can they find common ground?

Pa.’s Dean joins lawmakers arguing Americans shouldn’t get hit with fees if COVID-19 stimulus is paid through debit cards

BY: - December 29, 2020

The Treasury introduced prepaid debit cards during the last round of coronavirus stimulus payments authorized under the CARES Act. The cards came with fees.

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Lest we forget, Republicans were un-American long before Trump | Dick Polman

BY: - December 21, 2020

Only one major party is still committed to small-d democracy. If anti-MAGA Republicans don’t fight back during the next four years, it bodes ill for us as a nation.

As deadline for COVID-19 stimulus deal closes in, Pa. residents ‘need help yesterday’

BY: - December 15, 2020

A new proposal that emerged Monday could provide help break a logjam over a relief bill.

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Control over the federal courts is about raw political power, nothing more | Opinion

BY: - October 6, 2020

This power grab was decades in the making, and its consequences will reverberate just as long.

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McConnell’s lust to control the Supreme Court could destroy it | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 22, 2020

McConnell was never going to allow a liberal majority on the Supreme Court if he could stop it. Now the stage is set for a political battle.

With fight looming over Ginsburg’s replacement Pa.’s Casey lines up in opposition, Toomey still silent

BY: - September 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., says he opposes naming a replacement before the election. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., hasn't said yet.

With unemployment benefits for millions on the line, Senate recesses without action

BY: - July 25, 2020

Senate Republicans were expected to unveil the details of the proposal but adjourned without doing so, virtually ensuring a gap in benefits.