Year in review: The top 5 Capital-Star stories of 2021

BY: - December 27, 2021

From mask mandates and election investigations, to COVID-19  and lawmaker arrests, there was no shortage of important stories to tell in 2021. 


Does Pa.’s Primary Day rebuke of Wolf signal rough sailing for Dems in 2022? | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - May 28, 2021

Wolf's appeal or lack of it could be a factor in the U.S. Senate race, especially if Lt. Gov. John Fetterman wins the Democratic nomination.


Want common sense electoral reform? Legalize weekend voting | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - May 27, 2021

Of the 36 countries of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development , 27 hold elections on the weekend.


Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard

BY: - May 25, 2021

With friends like the Democratic City Committee, who needs Trump/Rizzo Republican enemies?


Pa. voters limited Wolf’s emergency powers. No good deed goes unpunished | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - May 23, 2021

Republicans will waste no time attempting to close the door on Wolf’s current authority, but what if another pandemic, linked either to a coronavirus variant or a new disease, should arise?

In a pandemic rebuke, Pa. voters move to limit Wolf’s emergency powers; approve referenda questions on racial justice and fire depts

BY: and - May 19, 2021

Republican legislators put the measures on the ballot in response to Wolf’s broad use of executive powers to combat the spread of COVID-19 since March 2020.


Pa. state troopers demand apology from Wolf over Juneteenth letter to state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 19, 2021

What got the State Police so angry? Wolf noted the deaths of Black people at the hands of police. A thing that's happening in the real world.


It’s Election Day in Pa. Your right to vote is under attack. Show up and prove them wrong | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 18, 2021

Races ranging from borough council to the Pa. Supreme Court are on the ballot today. Play your part.


This year’s court races are seriously important. Make your voice heard | Michael Coard

BY: - May 9, 2021

Speak out in the voting booths on May 18 and protect Black people in the courtrooms every day.