The night the GOP ordered a woman to sit down and shut up

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The Outrage Machine officially shifted into overload this week. If such a thing actually existed, it would look just like the candy assembly... Read more

Good news and bad news in the race for Philadelphia DA

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The election for district attorney in Philadelphia is shaping up as the weirdest race since....well, you know. How weird? Consider the allegedly... Read more

It's time for the lamest lie in U.S. politics to go away

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I don't know if anyone's noticed this, but there's a lot of dishonesty -- a.k.a. falsehoods, a.k.a. lying -- in American politics right now... Read more

Is Rep. Meehan making the political mistake of a lifetime?

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If you were casting a movie and a part called for a U.S. congressman, you'd probably order up an actor who looks exactly like my representative... Read more

Obama's biggest mistake is already haunting America

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I've only met Barack Obama once -- when he was campaigning in Pennsylvania for the 2008 Democratic nomination. He was so eager for this newspaper's... Read more

How the U.S. can lose the fight against terrorism

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There's an important fact that's been given short shrift in the non-stop media coverage since the weekend regarding President Trump's travel... Read more

Dems need to cancel Trump's cheesy SCOTUS reality show

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You know the old saying that when you're a carpenter, every problem looks like a nail. But when you're a failed-casino-magnate-turned-TV-reality-show-star-turned-inexplicably-president-of-the-United-States... Read more

Time for Pa. to end its prison-industrial complex

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One of the challenges of the Trump era in America is that we can't forget about the important issues that aren't swept up in the daily maelstrom... Read more