John L. Micek

The home of the free a little less free for my daughter
Ever since she was old enough for me to tell her anything, I’ve been telling my daughter that she could grow up to be whatever she wants to be, that no obstacle, big or small, would ever stand in her way. I’d always believed it to be true...
Trumpism is fascism, American-style
If you want to know what the slide into fascism looks like, go back and review Tuesday’s session of the U. House committee investigating the Jan....
Want to really honor veterans? Pass a red flag law.
It’s not uncommon for Pennsylvania’s 253-member General Assembly to shower deserved praise on active and retired members of the U...
Capitol Police officer reminds us what heroism looks like
Every Republican who’s ever denied or tried to minimize the hideously destructive reality of the violence at the U. Capitol on Jan...
Our national pathology over guns is inhuman
Want to know what rage feels like? Not today...
A lesson for Democrats from Pennsylvania
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Pennsylvania Democrat who didn’t think Lt. John Fetterman was going to win his primary for U. Senate.. Conor Lamb by a little more than 32 percentage points — was no less eyebrow-raising...
Abortion could swing persuadable Republican to the Democrats
Even if you’ve only been casually following the fiery debate over abortion rights in the days since a leaked U. Supreme Court draft opinion eviscerating Roe v...
The GOP’s anti-abortion crusade is not pro-family at all
In the hours after the bombshell leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion toppling Roe v. Of course, that didn't happen. "In Congress, I have always fought for the dignity of human life. Fred Keller said in a statement...
What the Founders meant by ‘virtue,’ and how it could save our politics now
Writing in his diary in the spring of 1759, John Adams mused aloud on the images that were likely to run through his head as he found himself lapsing into a thoughtful mood...
Republicans unleash a cynical attack on our legal system
Since it seems to have become something of a thing of late, here’s what the Sixth Amendment to the U...

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