The heavyweight

The heavyweight

Ohio’s blustery far-right Rep. Jim Jordan has made a name for himself with a shirt-sleeved, confrontational persona. His recent attack on Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein was a classic case of Jordan, along with his fellow Freedom Caucus travelers, ginning...
Huff and puff

Huff and puff

Republican John Chrin says voters in Pennsylvania’s newly formed 8th Congressional District won’t be bothered by the fact that he’s spent the last two decades living in New Jersey while reeling in the big bucks on Wall Street. I suspect, however, it...
Making a break for it

Making a break for it

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Charlie Dent’s decision to leave office before the end of his term (he announced last year that he would not run for re-election) left many people scratching their heads. His early exit may well force the party to hold an expensive special...
Best dad ever!

Best dad ever!

Having delivered massive tax cuts to America’s wealthiest citizens and corporations and consequently driven its budget deficit to peacetime-record levels, House Speaker Paul Ryan has decided wants to spend more time with his kids. One might forgive his exit...