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  • Democrats' intraparty fight haunts second US Senate campaign

    This month marks six years since Arlen Specter switched parties to become a Democrat, upending Pennsylvania's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign and setting off an intraparty fight among Democrats that is now haunting a second campaign.
  • Will leadership rift spoil the party for Pennsylvania Democrats?

    Will leadership rift spoil the party for Pennsylvania Democrats?
    HARRISBURG — When the state Democratic Party holds its winter meeting this weekend, the primary agenda item is a routine one: picking candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and other judicial races. But roiling below the surface is a...

    Politics as Usual

    Kane taps Clinton folks in office shuffle After an incredibly rough year on the PR front, Democratic state Attorney General Kathleen Kane again has shaken up her inner circle of communications and policy advisers. In picking her new team, Kane again...

    Pennsylvania casino revenue was supposed to help taxpayers

    It was just a decade ago that salvation for suffering Pennsylvania homeowners was on its way. Unfair property taxes must be reduced, politicians thundered in Harrisburg, and they were determined to get it done even if it meant engaging in one of the...

    Pension Disaster

    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more...