Self-fulfilling prophecies

Self-fulfilling prophecies

Responding to popular demand, Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing ahead with an initiative to take the politics out of legislative redistricting. His recently announced bipartisan advisory panel, composed largely of former politicians and academics, is tasked with making...
Sid Michaels Kavulich

Sid Michaels Kavulich

State Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-114th) passed away yesterday, leaving his constituents to mourn the loss of a guy who was genuinely dedicated to the notion of conscientious public service without self-enrichment. This alone made him a rare animal in...
Protection from legislative abuse

Protection from legislative abuse

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty’s strange political career comes to an end this year, as he isn’t seeking reelection. His parting shot — a bill requiring people seeking protection-from-abuse orders be tested for drugs and alcohol — should have many...
Reformicide

Reformicide

There’s no quicker way to kill off meaningful good-government reform than subjecting them to Pennsylvania’s fatuous and famously corrupt legislature.