John L. Micek

DeSantis’ compassionless conservatism underscores urgency of real immigration reform
Florida Gov. last week was depthless in its cruelty and cynicism, evoking the worst of America’s nativist and segregationist history. And with control of Congress, and governor’s mansions across the country on the ballot on Nov...
Getting older means saying goodbye to friends
There are stubborn and unwelcome facts about getting older. The injuries from running or other sports that come easier and are harder to shake off than they were before...
Momentum for the Democrats just shifted
Has the right’s electoral gamble on abortion failed?..
Pennsylvania is fanning the flames of the next insurrection
Here we go again. One of the men, Adam Bies, was arrested after threatening on social media to “water the trees of liberty” with FBI agents’ blood, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Another man, Ricky W...
Here’s how broken Washington really is
In an ideal world, the landmark compromise on climate change, Medicare, and energy spending that Senate Democrats announced at the end of last week would barely require a second glance. No, West Virginia's Joe Manchin...
Think Biden’s bad? Every other alternative is worse.
It’s been a long, hot summer for Democrats. Yet when they were asked whether they’d vote for Biden if forced to choose between him and the insurrectionist ex-president, 92 percent of Democrats said they’d stick with the Democratic incumbent...
Why Republican’s gambit on abortion might backfire
What do you get when you combine the odious optics of a dead of night vote with one of the most politically potent issues of the last 50 years?..
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...

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