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Two sharp arguments for Clinton & Trump
Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 8:54 AM
In this so-divisive race for the White House there are many deep and passionate arguments for and against each of the major-party candidates...
What's Pennsylvania drinking?
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 9:21 AM
What's yours? Well, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's just-released annual "Retail Year in Review," it's the same as last...
Final debate provides plenty for 'Saturday Night Live' writers
Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 9:37 AM
I found it difficult to watch the third and last presidential debate without picturing what Saturday Night Live will do with it this week. There...
Philly firm said 'no' to Hillary
Mon, Oct 17, 2016, 8:54 AM
Among the trove of just-leaked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign is confirmation that a top Democratic Philly consulting and TV ad firm...
In (at least a little) defense of Trump
Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 9:54 AM
Let me just toss this out there. The whole stew over Donald Trump not paying taxes -- a stew which Democrats keep trying to spice up -- could...
McGinty/Toomey's money race now tops in U.S.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 9:05 AM
Although the noise of the presidential race is loud and sustained, expect a higher volume soon in Pa.'s U.S. Senate race. That's because the...
McGinty, Toomey debate debates
Wed, Sep 7, 2016, 8:37 AM
It's not unusual for candidates to fight over details of debates. They can be critical -- both the debates and the details -- to election outcomes...
Women's equity in Pennsylvania? Not so much
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 9:00 AM
As Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty, both looking to make political history this November, make their case to Pennsylvania, they might want...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.