Category Archives: National Politics

Independent Voters Need to Stop Whining About Primaries and Register the Party They Probably Already Agree With 99% of the Time

This is the time of year when every non-party registered, Independent-registered, voter whines about having to pay for the primaries. On Tuesday in PA, if you’re politically independent, you’re forced to pay for an election you can’t vote it: http://t.co/7nGpDLx6n5 — Matt … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, National Politics, Regional Politics, State Politics

#TheStump: Shaughnessy Naughton – congressional candidate in the #PA8

Voters in the Eighth District need a Representative who will move away from the do-nothing politics of Congressman Fitzpatrick, and towards an agenda that gets people back to work, helps struggling middle class families and strengthen our communities. I’m running … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Miscellany, National Politics, US House

#TheStump: Kevin Strouse – congressional candidate in the #PA8

My name is Kevin Strouse, and I’m running to be the congressperson from the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.  I appreciate this opportunity from Keystone Politics to explain a bit about where I’ve come from, how those experiences shaped me, … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, National Politics, US House

#PA13: The Margolies FEC Complaint – What We Know So Far

Here’s a synopsis of what has occurred so far with the alleged Margolies FEC violations: This past Saturday, I sent an email to a staffer at the Margolies congressional campaign, inquiring about their campaign finances. It didn’t seem like she … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, National Politics, Open Government, US House

We Still Need Diversity in Higher Education—Not Because It’s Right, But Because the Economy Demands It

Today, the Supreme Court upheld an amendment to Michigan’s constitution that bans affirmative action in admissions to public universities. Now that states can decide for themselves whether to ban the use of race as a factor in admission to public … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Issues, National Politics

#PA13: Liberal Lion is King of the Jungle in Quarter 1

Despite some really powerful backers of the other three Democratic candidates, State Senator Daylin Leach (and his top-notch finance team) have risen to the top this quarter. Senator Daylin Leach, known by his supporters as the “Liberal Lion”, raised $335,556 … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, National Politics, US House

#PA13: Leach endorsed by PSEA and NEA

State Senator Daylin Leach, a hopeful in the 13th congressional race, received the official support of two organizations that don’t have the greatest respect for his opponent, Representative Brendan Boyle: the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), but also the National … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Elections, Miscellany, National Politics, State House, State Politics, State Senate, US House

#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 2)

For Part 1, go here. Leadership Qualities When asked by Davies about the leadership qualities the candidates possess that make them uniquely qualified for the position, Senator Leach cited his role in picking a Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge, by publicly … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Miscellany, National Politics, US House

Redistricting Conflicts Highlight the Absurdity of Districting

Nobody likes the PA redistricting process, but there also doesn’t seem to be much of a consensus about what districting should try to do. Some people are upset that there are so few politically competitive districts, and think we should … More after the jump

Posted in National Politics, Regional Politics, State House, State Politics, State Senate, US House

#PAGov: What Does Allyson Schwartz Like About Third Way?

If the Third Way op-ed slamming progressive heroes Elizabeth Warren and Bill DeBlasio was “outrageous,” then what does Allyson Schwartz like about that organization? Why is she an honorary co-chair? Trying to convince Democratic politicians to cut Social Security and … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Governor, National Politics, State Politics, US House