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As Pence Campaigns for Barletta, Here’s What Their Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Means...

(Human Rights Campaign) Vice President Mike Pence was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a campaign event where he is expected to raise hundreds of thousands...

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Wagner Called Me “Young and Naive”

(Teen Vogue - Rose Strauss)  “Young and naive”. That's how I was dismissed by Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner when I confronted his baseless...

Democrats March to the Extreme Left

(Lincoln Institute - Lowman Henry) In politics everything is relative.  What the mainstream media and Left-wing activists term the ‘far right’ at one time was the...

PA Lawmakers Missed Opportunities in New State Budget

(PA Townhall) For most of Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, the state budget process has been contentious at best and downright hostile at worst. His first three...

Low Voter Turnout A Long-Running Problem Not Easily Remedied

(Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy - David Atkinson) Commentators have no trouble spotting and no hesitation denouncing the various afflictions wracking the body...

REPORT: The State of Democracy in Pennsylvania

(Keystone Research Center) Nineteen years ago, in advance of the July 4th celebration of the birth of our nation, Keystone Research Center issued a...

On Redistricting Reform, Good Intentions Are Not Enough

(Third & State - Marc Steir) The first rule of politics, like that of medicine, is do no harm. And the intention to do no...

Unions Attack Secret Ballot Elections

(Commonwealth Foundation - Jessica Barnett) In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court stopped the unjust arrangement of forcing public sector workers to fund the political stances...

Ryan Calls Out Governor for Returning Only $22 Million of the...

Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today offered comments regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s press conference on putting $22 million into the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Ryan issued...

Casey says he fears high court will undo health care gains

(Daily American) Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey maintained his opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, telling a rally crowd to help stop...

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