Joe Biden will give his first State of the Union address tonight before a joint session of Congress. With COVID protocols still in effect, the socially-distanced event is sure to be a snapshot of our times. Besides just showcasing the new President’s top priorities, these speeches also reveal a great deal about our national mindset. In anticipation of Biden’s big … [Read more...] about Fellow Citizens: A Look Back at First State of the Union Addresses from Carter to Trump
It’s been an eventful few months in the contest to replace Pennsylvania’s retiring junior Senator Pat Toomey. First off there’s Lt. Governor John Fetterman, who’s been subjected to the double-edged sword that is the front-runner experience. On the one hand, Fetterman brought in an impressive $3.9 million over the first three months of 2021. At the same time, he just can’t … [Read more...] about More Drama, Less Clarity as 2022 PA Senate Race Heats Up
With the Senate confirmation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Monday, President Biden’s Cabinet became fully complete on the sixty-second day of his presidency. I was curious as to whether this was an unusually long process, or in line with Biden’s recent predecessors. To find out, I went back to the Carter Administration to see how this procedure has changed over the past … [Read more...] about It Took Biden 62 Days to Complete His Cabinet, How Does That Compare to His Predecessors?
The end seems near for Andrew Cuomo, as a swirl of scandals threatens to overwhelm the New York Governor. The most prominent of which is a steady stream of claims from multiple women that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed them. Yet Cuomo is adamant that he will not resign. On Friday he took some pointed shots at those who called for him to step down, asserting that they were just … [Read more...] about Will Andrew Cuomo Join the Long List of Politicos Who Survived Sex Scandals?
Scranton is central to Joe Biden’s political mythos. It’s the city he grew up in, and it was pivotal to his 2020 electoral strategy. Biden set out to regain enough support in Scranton, and areas like it, to rebuild the ‘blue wall’. At the same time, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright has been battling a rising Republican tide in this corner of the commonwealth. … [Read more...] about PA-8: An In-Depth Look At A Trump-Democratic House District