John L. Micek

No, guns do kill people. And the solution is glaringly obvious
My Nhan, 65, immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in the 1980s, and made her home in California’s San Gabriel Valley, in a community called Rosemead. She never got the chance. last weekend. just 48 hours later, had to lose their lives...
Some historic challenges face new Pennsylvania governor
Moments after he became Pennsylvania’s 48th chief executive, Gov. “To those who didn’t cast their vote for me, I heard you too...
After a shot of normal, chaos as usual in Pennsylvania
Well that didn’t take long. For a minute there “the birthplace of American democracy actually lived up to its promise,” I rather optimistically wrote...
Pennsylvania provides a way out of messy Speaker’s fight
It’s not often that you get the chance to point to Pennsylvania as a case study in comity and consensus building....
A new Congress? The same low expectations.
There’s a school of political thought that divided government is the government that governs best...
Raphael Warnock’s win matters beyond Georgia
Raphael Warnock’s Senate runoff win against Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia on Tuesday night was a big deal in a lot of ways. Dr. is now the first Black man to be elected to a full six-year Senate term in the Peach State’s history...
Senate same-sex marriage vote still a step on long road toward full justice
It’s difficult to overstate the importance of this week’s U. Senate vote codifying protections for same-sex and interracial marriage as both a triumph of bipartisanship and fundamental decency. First, the good news....
Pennsylvania voters reject MAGA extremism
Though their reasons and motivations may have differed, when they came out to the polls on Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters were sending a clear message about the people they want representing them in Washington and in Harrisburg...
A roadmap to Republican grievance in 2022
A new poll provides an eye-opening glimpse into the values and motivations of the modern Republican Party, and the cultural and political forces that will drive the party faithful to the polls on Nov...
Democrats are putting a lot on Josh Shapiro’s shoulders
It’s a Saturday morning, about two weeks out from Election Day. Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee has found himself ushered into James Browne’s chair at Philly Cuts, a barbershop on Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia...
Dog whistles and scare tactics in Pennsylvania senate race
F. But the sage of the Jazz Age never had to run for office.. Republican candidate Mehmet Oz, the Trump-endorsed celebrity physician, has managed to close a double-digit polling gap with Democratic Lt...
Still think everything is awful? Here are three reasons for hope.
Step away from Twitter. Yes, I know, American democracy is under assault. Dozens of people are dead and large swaths of Florida have been devastated by Hurricane Ian. These are bleak times, indeed. I’m right there with you...

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