The challengers

The challengers

Abortion is reliably a hot-button issue in heavily Catholic Pennsylvania, and the GOP will no doubt try use it this fall against Sen. Bob Casey. It’s worth remembering, however, that the issue really didn’t help Casey’s two previous opponents, both...
Thrown

Thrown

First in the Pittsburgh area, and this week in Queens, the base of the Democratic Party has made its unhappiness known by unseating powerful, entrenched...
Put ‘er there, Big John

Put ‘er there, Big John

One interesting take on the success of populist, progressive Democratic candidates like Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman in Tuesday’s primary: establishment party operatives are shaking in their boots. The political logic holds that a rise in the far-left...
With apologies to Lewis Carroll

With apologies to Lewis Carroll

I’ve drawn a lot of cartoons blasting Pennsylvania’s ridiculously gerrymandered congressional districts, a map tailored by the GOP-controlled state legislature to deliver its party a 13-to-5 majority every two years. That map is effectively dead and buried...
Razor’s edge

Razor’s edge

Democrat Conor Lamb’s razor-thin special-election victory in the heavily GOP-gerrymandered 18th congressional district has Republicans scrambling. Many, like Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, are downplaying the significance of Lamb’s victory, painting...