Less journalism = more corruption

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It's hard not to notice -- as I note in a Thursday column -- the uptick in public corruption, especially in Philly and Pennsylvania. The number... Read more

The bipartisan cheesesteak trap

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(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Yo, chief, you see the cheesesteak struck again? BE: You mean current... Read more

Bush/Kasich, that's the ticket

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The announcement this week that Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the 16th Republican candidate running for the presidential nomination ought to suggest... Read more

Money matters in the race for prez

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You know how in politics the obvious winners so often seem to win? And you know how money raised and spent is usually THE top indicator of... Read more

Santorum, finally, gets attention

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The GOP's 2012 second-place finisher Rick Santorum, struggling for relevance in the current over-crowded presidential cycle, is at last getting... Read more

Agreement in Harrisburg

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Hey, kids, guess what? State leaders in Harrisburg have reached agreement on a few things. Not, of course, on liquor or pensions or a shale... Read more

A bad list for Philly

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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Legislature's infamous, greedy and obscene 2005 pay heist. Lawmakers voted themselves pay increases... Read more

Hillary and her rope

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In case you missed it over the holiday weekend, Hillary Clinton drew some flak in New Hampshire for roping off reporters trying to cover her... Read more