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Baer: Gov. Wolf goes to Washington

Democratic Gov. Wolf is in DC for three days of meetings and fun with other governors, including dinner at the White House.

An update on Pennsylvania's unemployment-compensation mess

There's some slight easing in the problems related to filing for and collecting unemployment benefits.

An update on Pennsylvania's unemployment-compensation mess

There's some slight easing in the problems related to filing for and collecting unemployment benefits.

Pennsylvania's higher education woes

A long-term plan to provide more higher ed opportunities in Pa. just got a little data support.

Pennsylvania's higher education woes

A long-term plan to provide more higher ed opportunities in Pa. just got a little data support.

Hey, Harrisburg, here's an idea

The Legislature's back in town. Maybe it should try something new.

Hey, Harrisburg, here's an idea

The Legislature's back in town. Maybe it should try something new.
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Pa. (again) falls in national ranking

The Keystone State once again has dropped down on the annual list of best run/worst run states compiled by 24/7 Wall St.

The Keystone State's stunning county-by-county results

Pennsylvania was among the biggest surprises in Donald Trump's election win. Here's a look at a state map showing where he did it.

How not to seek an editorial board endorsement

There are lots of great election-year stories out there in our vast state. This is one of them.

A search for civility

The timing really couldn't be better for those interested in returning some civility to our political process.

Two sharp arguments for Clinton & Trump

The candidacies of Clinton and Trump certainly cause strong reactions. Here are two recent and pointed examples.

What's Pennsylvania drinking?

The annual report from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board tells us what are booze habits are and how much we're spending.

Final debate provides plenty for 'Saturday Night Live' writers

The third and last debate of the presidential election set the stage for yet another (likely great) "Saturday Night Live" opening skit.

Philly firm said 'no' to Hillary

And now comes confirmation via Wikileaks that a top Philly political ad firm declined to work for Clinton's presidential campaign.

In (at least a little) defense of Trump

The ongoing pot-stirring over Donald Trump not paying taxes needs a little cooling off.

McGinty/Toomey's money race now tops in U.S.

Money in the Pa. Senate race now tops in U.S.

McGinty, Toomey debate debates

The nasty Senate race twixt Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty now includes a debate over debates.

Women's equity in Pennsylvania? Not so much

A new study of how women do in Pennsylvania in a number of areas ranks the state, well, pretty badly.

Are there trust-deficit fixes?

A column this week brought lots of reader response, much of it looking for answers...maybe there are a few.