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This one is for Mike. He is a Houston reader who shot me an email after my recent column equating the GOP push for voter ID laws with voter suppression. I agreed with Attorney General Eric Holder who called that a modern-day poll tax. Mike did not....
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Staff reporterPHILADELPHIA — At age 93, Viviette Applewhite proudly lives on her own in a high-rise apartment just a few blocks from where she was born. A widow, she has never driven a car, but she has had many jobs, including work as a welder during World War...
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Blogging with Bill WhiteI've made no secret of my opposition to Pennsylvania's Voter ID law, which I argued was part of a nationwide strategy to suppress the vote in the 2012 presidential election, not a response to any real voter fraud problem. State......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're a little pressed for time this morning, a circumstance we can only attribute to the epic confluence of not enough sleep and an epic caffeine deficit. So while we try to right the karmic......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekLawyers on both sides of a challenge to Pennsylvania's new Voter Identification law wrapped up a week- long hearing in Commonwealth Court on Thursday by sparring over who, if anyone, will be harmed if it goes into effect during this......
Multi-Media JournalistThe case over Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law heads to Commonwealth Court Wednesday morning for a trial that could last five to seven days. The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit this spring on behalf of several voters who say due to...
We the people - it sounds so patriotic and the way things should be. But it is not that way. Our election for president is coming up this November and it is getting scary the way things are working out. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, or...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Morning, Everyone. After its advertised 9:30 a.m. start, the House is in recess until about 1 p.m. The House Rules and Appropriations Committees met this morning in what will likely be the first of several sessions today. The room......
Since I've been very critical of Pennsylvania's Voter ID law, here's what some of the law's supporters have asked me: How could anyone possibly argue with the idea of ensuring that voters aren't impostors? I want to share a letter today that answers...
On Saturday at a GOP State Committee Meeting, Pennsylvania’s House Majority Leader made a comment that lead to a press conference on Tuesday, headed by Democratic lawmakers. Democratic lawmakers say the comment proves that Republican lawmakers...
Multi-media journalistMonday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives considered amendments to House Bill 11, which would privatize liquor sales in the state. LeAnn Supeck, manager of Wheatland Beer Distributors in East Hempfield Township, is against the bill, sponsored by...
Content ManagerA major step towards completion of the state budget. Republican legislative leaders joined Governor Tom Corbett Wednesday evening to announce they have reached the "framework of an agreement" for the 2012-2013 spending plan. Without offering...
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