EVENT: Mad as hell about politics? Attend this

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I can assure you that covering politics, as I have, for three decades or so has often made me mad as hell. And I'm betting that reading about... Read more

Kathleen Kane all over again

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I suppose when controversy finds a cozy home it just settles in for the long run. How else to explain the ongoing, seemingly never-ending... Read more

Ed Rendell's 'ugly women' comment goes international

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Even though, as they say, all politics is local, there are some aspects of politics that draw international attention. Take former Gov. Ed... Read more

Booze and pols

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(A brief conversation twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a/k/a BE) BE: You see that story about our lawmakers lifting our wonderful laws governing... Read more

Remember Jon Ritchie?

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Jon Ritchie, a former Eagles fullback (2003-04), born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, fumbled on his first bid for public office. But he... Read more

Pachyderm prediction?

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Let's agree that Campaign 2016 is about as wild and woolly as campaigns get. Let's also agree that especially on the Republican side the word... Read more

A little state House housekeeping

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Back in February, at the start of Black History Month, I wrote a column about how the state House annually was ignoring its own rule regarding... Read more

Oh the taxes that we pay

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Just in time for tax-season deadlines -- and perhaps just in time to further annoy taxpayers -- comes a new report spelling out exactly how... Read more