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A friend sent me the photo that accompanies this column, along with a couple of similar shots. The politician being hung in effigy, complete with "Return the Pay Raise" signs, is state Sen. DAVID ARGALL, R-Schuylkill. The photos were taken just north...
No two individuals have ever been more polarized on the issue of state immigration laws than Congressman Lou Barletta, R-11th District, and Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy. Both politicians, however, found something to like in the U.S....
At first glance, Congressman Tim Holden, D-17th District, seemed to be catching the dickens from both sides, getting slammed by two political action committees with contrasting roots. The liberal-leaning Blue America Super PAC, based in California, put...
Sometimes our readers pleasantly surprise me. "Some of the Harrisburg gang that pushed through the midnight illegal pay grab are running in the Pa. primary," one of them wrote recently. "I think you promised to remind the voters who they are …...
If you want to get a handle on the way our state government operates, you should call up a copy of House Bill 5 or Senate Bill 1249. These are the bills that explain the dividing lines for 18 new congressional districts, drawn up under the...
In what is becoming an unfortunate tradition, I'm rewriting an old column today to comment on the Republicans' ludicrous gerrymandering of Charlie Dent's 15th Congressional District. The originals ran in 1991 and 2001 in the midst of other outrageous...
Now that three senators who represent the Lehigh Valley have betrayed their constituents by supporting the Republicans' preposterous congressional gerrymandering plan, it's time for the first of many installments in Operation Payback. The traitors are...
I will be providing you with some prime material for your refrigerator today. Get out a magnet and scissors so you're ready to anchor it in a prime location for review next year and every two years at election time. The Lehigh Valley has been largely...
Pennsylvania Ave.Legislation carving Easton out of the Lehigh Valley's congressional district now awaits Gov. Tom Corbett's signature to become law. The state House passed a new congressional map Tuesday; the Senate passed it last week. The new map shifts the city......
Pennsylvania Ave.Easton, the Northampton County city, will no longer be part of the Lehigh Valley 15th congressional district, according to a redrawn map released in Harrisburg Tuesday night. Instead the city will become part of the 17th congressional district,...
Pennsylvania Ave.Here at Pennsylvania Ave. we're starting a new, occasional feature: Fun with Polls. For our first installment, results of a Gallup poll released last week. It's good news for Charlie Dent and Allyson Schwartz and Lou Barletta and Tim Holden......
Pennsylvania Ave.As state legislators toil over redesigning the congressional map, one rumor making the rounds is that U.S. Rep. Tim Holden's district could be redrawn to include Easton. Holden, a Democrat and the longest serving Pennsylvania congressman, called it a...
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