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Pennsylvania Among States Suing Trump Administration Over Family Separations

(CBS Philly) Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are among more than a half-dozen states suing the Trump administration over a policy of separating immigrant families illegally...

Will Wolf or Wagner work to make Pa. less corrupt?

(York Daily Record - William A. Faron) “Corruption is a crime against humanity.”  Like a cancer that weakens the body, corruption robs a society of its...

University of Pennsylvania pushes false border narrative

(Washington Examiner -Christopher Tremoglie) The University of Pennsylvania is “Making sense of what’s happening at the border” in a new publication on their Penn...

That speedy Pa. budget? Thank Trump’s booming economy

(Pennlive - Charlie Gerow) Just as the summer solstice arrived, there were puffs of white smoke from the chimneys of the Capitol. The Pennsylvania General Assembly...

Pennsylvania awaits decision in Supreme Court forced union dues case

(PA Watchdog - Andrew Burger) The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in the next week on a case that seeks to end...

REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL DISTRICTING — AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRACY

(Third and State) As a resident of Communist East Germany, Bertolt Brecht understood better than most writers in the 20th century how fragile representative democracy...

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has Parkinson’s

(WFMZ) Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment...

What Lawmakers Do When They Leave After Harassment Allegations

(Roll Call) Six members of Congress have left office in the past few months after allegations ranging from firing female staffers who rejected sexual advances to...

Pa.’s Auditor General on Legalizing Pot, Spartan Races, and (Maybe) Running...

(Philadelphia) It’s possible you’ve never heard of Eugene DePasquale. DePasquale is the state auditor general, an office that often generates quizzical looks when mentioned to people who don’t...

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