What’s behind McConnell’s support for coal miners’ pension bailout? Political self-preservation, most likely | Mark O’Keefe
The Senate's top Republican is up for re-election in 2020 and faces a stiff Democratic challenge.
When a state attorney general picks a national fight: What’s the end game? | Analysis
Attorneys general are stepping up, particularly on consumer issues where the federal government has largely stepped away.
Ag Secretary Perdue to small farmers: Stop whining, your demise is inevitable | Opinion
The Trump White House's contempt for rural Americans, who helped them win the White House in 2016, could not be more on display.
If Trump is so concerned about Baltimore, there’s much he can do to fix it himself | Opinion
Trump's Charm City critique missed some of Baltimore's most pressing problems. And the White House, not Congress, can fix them.
On impeachment: Will Democrats put country over party? | Dick Polman
It's pretty clear we can't count on Republicans to do the right thing. Democrats need to step up.
This is Trump’s big, new lie | Dick Polman
Yeah, some exoneration.
Trump’s Title X gag rule is an attack on the most vulnerable | Opinion
The irony of taking away family planning services in the name of reducing abortion is startling.
One nation under who? New poll paints perilous picture for American pluralism | John L. Micek
America has a bunch of foundational myths — George Washington and his famed cherry tree; the belief that anyone can get ahead if they just work hard enough; and the stubborn belief that our occasionally sputtering constitutional republic is still more exceptional than any other nation on Earth. They’re core to our conception of ourselves […]
Stronger together, Pa.’s ‘Fab Four’ women lawmakers make their mark on Capitol Hill
For the first time since 2015, women are representing Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill - and they're making their presence felt.
Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency? | Analysis
Relying on the Constitution as a basis for emergency power is controversial, and less likely to stand up to meaningful congressional or judicial review.