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Politics Writing

Why the GOP Needs To Pursue Entitlement Reform in 2018

With the passage of the tax reform bill occurring just before Christmas, the American people have been given a gift of extra money at...

Where the Right Goes Wrong

*Photo Credit: feministing.com A culture war is upon us, and at its root is incessant reactionary politics on both extremes of the political spectrum. On a...

Dems Crush in 2017, Takeaways for 2018

*Photo credit: AP Photo/ Cliff Owen This week, Republicans got a taste of the wave building up against them. Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee who ran...

A Harbinger of Things to Come: Virginia’s Election

*Photo Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call These days, it’s not surprising when politics gets nasty. After all, 2016 was a new landmark of nastiness in politics,...

The Problem of Identity Politics and Postmodernism

*Photo Credit: Edu Bayer/The New York Times It seems that the state of our country’s political discourse is becoming more fragile by the day. Many are...

The Trump-McCain Feud Escalates

*Photo Credit: Time Magazine Last Monday night, the National Constitution Center awarded the 2017 Liberty Medal to Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona). In his acceptance speech,...

Pittsburgh Lawyer Laura Ellsworth Enters PA Governor Race

*Photo Credit: Susan Walsh/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Laura Ellsworth announced she was running for Governor of Pennsylvania on October 10th, contending with at least two other candidates...

Democrats are Missing the Point on Guns

*Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty In the wake of a tragic shooting like the one in Las Vegas on October 1st, it is natural for Americans...

Why Is America So Divided?

*Photo Credit: Alba Vigaray / European Pressphoto Agency President Trump has been accused of a lot of things; racism, sexism, islamophobia, and so on. There’s no...

Why We Will Have Single Payer in 10 Years

*Photo Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Dichotomy is the spice of life, a dynamic that has existed since the beginning of time. Light and dark. Black and white....

What is the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill?

*Photo Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite The latest Republican push for repeal and replace is underway. Written by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and...

Trump, The Independent

*Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Several years ago, journalist Megan McArdle gifted us with an axiom about politics that would come to be known as Jane’s...

A New Way Forward

*Photo Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Let us be clear: we, as Republicans, cannot continue to think that the idea of denying immigrants access to this country on...

Reject The New Fad: Isolationism

*Getty Images: Mario Tama All the cool kids are doing it. There seems to be an unspoken competition among young people of all political stripes: that...

Is there Anything Easier than being a Democrat?

*AP-Photo: Carolyn Kaster As the healthcare fight rages in the Senate, we are once again being treated to the wildly over-the-top, fear-mongering rhetorical spectacle that...

Trump’s Path Forward

*Martin Schoeller for TIME I wrote not even a month ago about the issues currently facing the embattled President — and those issues are largely...

Mr. Trump’s No Good, Very Bad European Trip

*Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty Images Last week I raved about President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia on both the A-Z Politics and Unsafe...

Election Day in Allentown: On The Front Line of Institutional Decay

*City of Allentown Sitting on the front porch of my Harrisburg apartment, the quiet serenity of Memorial Day was interrupted by shouts of “bitch, where’s...

Chaos in the West Wing

*AP Photo What a week it has been. But that is not totally honest — is it? This — and you know what I mean by this —...