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...
“W”

“W”

Election night cartooning can be a tricky matter. The situation typically is fluid as returns filter in and leads grow and then shrink. But not in all cases. The re-elections of Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf were as close to a sure thing as one finds in...
Pension vampires

Pension vampires

With Pennsylvania’s two largest public pension plans facing billions in unfunded obligations, the time has come to at least merge their management and reduce the enormous fees and “carried interest” payouts, or better yet merge the funds...
Trashed

Trashed

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s poll numbers versus Gov. Tom Wolf have been in the dump since he won the party’s nomination following a long, acrimonious and expensive primary slugfest against Paul Mango. The self-described...